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[Bank]

Unless you hide it under your mattress, you probably keep your money in a bank, or a business that stores and invests money.

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A mound, pile, or ridge of earth, raised above the surrounding level; hence, anything shaped like a mound or ridge of earth; as, a bank of clouds; a bank of snow.

Noun
a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning); "the plane went into a steep bank"

Noun
a building in which commercial banking is transacted; "the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"

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a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home; "the coin bank was empty"

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a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities; "he cashed a check at the bank"; "that bank holds the mortgage on my home"

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an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers; "he operated a bank of switches"

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a long ridge or pile; "a huge bank of earth"

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sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water); "they pulled the canoe up on the bank"; "he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents"

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a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force

Noun
the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games; "he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo"

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a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)

Verb
have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother''s recipes"

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cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning; "bank a fire"

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enclose with a bank; "bank roads"

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tip laterally; "the pilot had to bank the aircraft"

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put into a bank account; "She deposites her paycheck every month"

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be in the banking business

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act as the banker in a game or in gambling

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do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank; "Where do you bank in this town?"


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A bench; a high seat, or seat of distinction or judgment; a tribunal or court.

n.
A mound, pile, or ridge of earth, raised above the surrounding level; hence, anything shaped like a mound or ridge of earth; as, a bank of clouds; a bank of snow.

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A steep acclivity, as the slope of a hill, or the side of a ravine.

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The margin of a watercourse; the rising ground bordering a lake, river, or sea, or forming the edge of a cutting, or other hollow.

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An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shoal, shelf, or shallow; as, the banks of Newfoundland.

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The face of the coal at which miners are working.

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A deposit of ore or coal, worked by excavations above water level.

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The ground at the top of a shaft; as, ores are brought to bank.

v. t.
To raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank.

v. t.
To heap or pile up; as, to bank sand.

v. t.
To pass by the banks of.

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A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars.

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The bench or seat upon which the judges sit.

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The regular term of a court of law, or the full court sitting to hear arguments upon questions of law, as distinguished from a sitting at Nisi Prius, or a court held for jury trials. See Banc.

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A sort of table used by printers.

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A bench, or row of keys belonging to a keyboard, as in an organ.

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An establishment for the custody, loan, exchange, or issue, of money, and for facilitating the transmission of funds by drafts or bills of exchange; an institution incorporated for performing one or more of such functions, or the stockholders (or their representatives, the directors), acting in their corporate capacity.

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The building or office used for banking purposes.

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A fund from deposits or contributions, to be used in transacting business; a joint stock or capital.

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The sum of money or the checks which the dealer or banker has as a fund, from which to draw his stakes and pay his losses.

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In certain games, as dominos, a fund of pieces from which the players are allowed to draw.

v. t.
To deposit in a bank.

v. i.
To keep a bank; to carry on the business of a banker.

v. i.
To deposit money in a bank; to have an account with a banker.


Bank

Bank , n. [OE. banke; akin to E. bench, and prob. of Scand. origin.; cf. Icel. bakki. See Bench.] 1. A mound, pile, or ridge of earth, raised above the surrounding level; hence, anything shaped like a mound or ridge of earth; as, a bank of clouds; a bank of snow.
They cast up a bank against the city.
2. A steep acclivity, as the slope of a hill, or the side of a ravine. 3. The margin of a watercourse; the rising ground bordering a lake, river, or sea, or forming the edge of a cutting, or other hollow.
Tiber trembled underneath her banks.
4. An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shoal, shelf, or shallow; as, the banks of Newfoundland. 5. (Mining) (a) The face of the coal at which miners are working. (b) A deposit of ore or coal, worked by excavations above water level. (c) The ground at the top of a shaft; as, ores are brought to bank. Bank beaver (Zo'94l.), the otter. [Local, U.S.] -- Bank swallow, a small American and European swallow (Clivicola riparia) that nests in a hole which it excavates in a bank.

Bank

Bank, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Banked(); p. pr. & vb. n. Banking.] 1. To raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank. "Banked well with earth." Holland. 2. To heap or pile up; as, to bank sand. 3. To pass by the banks of. [Obs.] Shak. To bank a fire, To bank up a fire, to cover the coals or embers with ashes or cinders, thus keeping the fire low but alive.

Bank

Bank, n. [Prob. fr. F. banc. Of German origin, and akin to E. bench. See Bench.] 1. A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars.
Placed on their banks, the lusty Trojan sweep Neptune's smooth face, and cleave the yielding deep.
2. (Law) (a) The bench or seat upon which the judges sit. (b) The regular term of a court of law, or the full court sitting to hear arguments upon questions of law, as distinguished from a sitting at Nisi Prius, or a court held for jury trials. See Banc. Burrill. 3. (Printing) A sort of table used by printers. 4. (Music) A bench, or row of keys belonging to a keyboard, as in an organ. Knight.

Bank

Bank, n. [F. banque, It. banca, orig. bench, table, counter, of German origin, and akin to E. bench; cf. G. bank bench, OHG. banch. See Bench, and cf. Banco, Beach.] 1. An establishment for the custody, loan, exchange, or issue, of money, and for facilitating the transmission of funds by drafts or bills of exchange; an institution incorporated for performing one or more of such functions, or the stockholders (or their representatives, the directors), acting in their corporate capacity. 2. The building or office used for banking purposes. 3. A fund from deposits or contributions, to be used in transacting business; a joint stock or capital. [Obs.]
Let it be no bank or common stock, but every man be master of his own money.
4. (Gaming) The sum of money or the checks which the dealer or banker has as a fund, from which to draw his stakes and pay his losses. 5. In certain games, as dominos, a fund of pieces from which the players are allowed to draw. Bank credit, a credit by which a person who has give the required security to a bank has liberty to draw to certain extent agreed upon. -- Bank of deposit, a bank which receives money for safe keeping. -- Bank of issue, a bank which issues its own notes payable to bearer.

Bank

Bank, v. t. To deposit in a bank.

Bank

Bank, v. i. 1. To keep a bank; to carry on the business of a banker. 2. To deposit money in a bank; to have an account with a banker.

A mound, pile, or ridge of earth, raised above the surrounding level; hence, anything shaped like a mound or ridge of earth; as, a bank of clouds; a bank of snow.

To raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank.

A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars.

An establishment for the custody, loan, exchange, or issue, of money, and for facilitating the transmission of funds by drafts or bills of exchange; an institution incorporated for performing one or more of such functions, or the stockholders (or their representatives, the directors), acting in their corporate capacity.

To deposit in a bank.

To keep a bank; to carry on the business of a banker.

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Usage Examples

I get heartfelt thanks from all kinds of people. Today I heard from a waitress in Georgia who has lost her job and is trying to figure out how her local bank can change the terms on her credit card, and I heard from a physicist at a major research university who wants to explain a better theory of financial stress tests.

I wouldn't change a thing - except my bank balance.

I don't have a bank account because I don't know my mother's maiden name.

Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.

I live in, literally, the same home when I was swiping my first bank card and wondering if I'd have to put back the Charmin. We still don't have a dishwasher. My mom has done all these gardens so now my house looks like the garden shack in the middle of Versailles.

Aging is an inevitable process. I surely wouldn't want to grow younger. The older you become, the more you know your bank account of knowledge is much richer.

I don't practice, but I am still officially in paediatrics. I keep in touch with journals, and I have a very good data bank of medical information and there is a key thing for a writer knowing where to go. I know where to go to get the information that I need.

I had no idea of the size of my bank account as a teen, and I didn't care to know. That was my mom's job, I figured that I would just find out when I turned 18. If you can't trust your mom, then who can you trust?

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Other Usage Examples

I grew up in the '80s, and there was no bigger group than New Edition in R&B. I broke my piggy bank so me and my mom could go to a New Edition concert together.

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.

A system of capitalism presumes sound money, not fiat money manipulated by a central bank. Capitalism cherishes voluntary contracts and interest rates that are determined by savings, not credit creation by a central bank.

I went to the bank and asked to borrow a cup of money. They said, 'What for?' I said, 'I'm going to buy some sugar.'

Bank failures are caused by depositors who don't deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement.

I went to the bank and proposed that they lend money to the poor people. The bankers almost fell over.

I saw a bank that said '24 Hour Banking,' but I don't have that much time.

Any time three New Yorkers get into a cab without an argument, a bank has just been robbed.

As a child I sometimes used to travel to the West Bank to visit my family, so I know what the checkpoints felt like. I knew what it was like to live under occupation.

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