Associations to the word «Bank»


BANK, noun. An institution where one can place and borrow money and take care of financial affairs.
BANK, noun. A branch office of such an institution.
BANK, noun. An underwriter or controller of a card game; also banque.
BANK, noun. A fund from deposits or contributions, to be used in transacting business; a joint stock or capital.
BANK, noun. (gambling) The sum of money etc. which the dealer or banker has as a fund from which to draw stakes and pay losses.
BANK, noun. In certain games, such as dominos, a fund of pieces from which the players are allowed to draw.
BANK, noun. A safe and guaranteed place of storage for and retrieval of important items or goods.
BANK, noun. A device used to store coins or currency.
BANK, verb. (intransitive) To deal with a bank or financial institution.
BANK, verb. (transitive) To put into a bank.
BANK, noun. (hydrology) An edge of river, lake, or other watercourse.
BANK, noun. (nautical) (hydrology) An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shallow area of shifting sand, gravel, mud, and so forth (for example, a sandbank or mudbank).
BANK, noun. (geography) A slope of earth, sand, etc.; an embankment.
BANK, noun. (aviation) The incline of an aircraft, especially during a turn.
BANK, noun. (rail transport) An incline, a hill.
BANK, noun. A mass noun for a quantity of clouds.
BANK, noun. (mining) The face of the coal at which miners are working.
BANK, noun. (mining) A deposit of ore or coal, worked by excavations above water level.
BANK, noun. (mining) The ground at the top of a shaft.
BANK, verb. (intransitive) (aviation) To roll or incline laterally in order to turn.
BANK, verb. (transitive) To cause (an aircraft) to bank.
BANK, verb. (transitive) To form into a bank or heap, to bank up.
BANK, verb. (transitive) To cover the embers of a fire with ashes in order to retain heat.
BANK, verb. (transitive) To raise a mound or dike about; to enclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank.
BANK, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To pass by the banks of.
BANK, noun. A row or panel of items stored or grouped together.
BANK, noun. A row of keys on a musical keyboard or the equivalent on a typewriter keyboard.
BANK, verb. (transitive) (order and arrangement) To arrange or order in a row.
BANK, noun. A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars.
BANK, noun. A bench or seat for judges in court.
BANK, noun. 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.
BANK, noun. (archaic) (printing) A kind of table used by printers.
BANK, noun. (music) A bench, or row of keys belonging to a keyboard, as in an organ.
BANK, noun. (uncountable) slang for money
BANK ACCOUNT, noun. A fund deposited by a customer (the depositor) in a bank from which they can make withdrawals
BANK ACCOUNT, noun. The formal relationship established between the depositor and the bank
BANK ACCOUNT, noun. A statement summarizing credit and debit transactions with the account
BANK ACCOUNTS, noun. Plural of bank account
BANK BALANCE, noun. The amount by which a current account is in credit or deficit.
BANK BEAVER, noun. (US) (dialect) otter
BANK CARD, noun. A card issued by a bank, which may perform a variety of services such as credit card, debit card or withdrawal of cash from ATM.
BANK CHEQUE, noun. (banking) A cheque which is payable by a bank itself, as opposed to an ordinary cheque payable only out of the funds of a particular customer's account. A bank cheque is normally obtained by a bank customer (by paying its face value), the point is that the person receiving the cheque has the security of knowing it's payable by the bank and thus cannot bounce (not so long as the bank is solvent).
BANK DISCOUNT, noun. A sum equal to the interest at a given rate on the principal (face) of a bill or note from the time of discounting until it becomes due.
BANK HOLIDAY, noun. Alternative letter-case form of bank holiday
BANK HOLIDAY, noun. (chiefly British) In Great Britain and some other countries, a weekday, often a Monday, on which most businesses are closed and granted to workers as a national holiday.
BANK HOLIDAY, noun. (euphemism) A closure of banks in a jurisdiction to curtail or prevent a bank run.
BANK HOLIDAYS, noun. Plural of bank holiday
BANK HOLIDAYS, noun. Plural of Bank Holiday
BANK MACHINE, noun. An automated teller machine.
BANK MACHINES, noun. Plural of bank machine
BANK MIX, noun. (philately) bulk stamps collected by banks and other large businesses, then sold to the collecting trade to raise funds for charities.
BANK NIGHT, noun. (idiomatic) An event where patrons are enticed to buy entry tickets into some venue, for example a movie theater, with the anticipation that they will be entered into a drawing to win an amount of money if their ticket is drawn and they are on-site at the time of the winning.
BANK NOTE, noun. Alternative form of banknote
BANK OF ENGLAND, proper noun. The central bank of the United Kingdom.
BANK OF ENGLAND, proper noun. The building in Threadneedle Street that houses it.
BANK OF ENGLAND, proper noun. The organisation which controls this bank.
BANK OF ISSUE, noun. A bank which issues its own notes payable to bearer.
BANK OF MUM AND DAD, proper noun. (UK) (humorous) One's parents, regarded as a source of financial support.
BANK ON, verb. To be sure of something. To depend on it.
BANK PAPER, noun. A strong, thin writing paper commonly used for typewriting and correspondence.
BANK POOL, noun. A form of pool (pocket billiards) in which all scoring shots are made by banking a called ball off a cushion and into a called pocket.
BANK RATE, noun. (economics) The rate of interest that a central bank charges when it lends money to another bank
BANK ROBBER, noun. One who robs or steals from a bank
BANK ROBBERS, noun. Plural of bank robber
BANK ROBBERY, noun. The act of a stealing money from a bank.
BANK STATEMENT, noun. A communication from a bank to a person holding an account in that bank, usually issued monthly, detailing the value of the holdings in that account and the effects of all transactions occurring with respect to that account.
BANK STATEMENTS, noun. Plural of bank statement
BANK SWALLOW, noun. A small American and European swallow (Riparia riparia) that nests in a hole which it excavates in a bank.
BANK TRANSFER, noun. (banking) wire transfer
BANK TRANSFERS, noun. Plural of bank transfer
BANK UP, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To press a mound of something against something else.
BANK UP, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To make a mound to guard against something.
BANK VOLE, noun. A species of vole, Myodes glareolus, former genus names Chletrionomys and Evotomys.
BANK VOLES, noun. Plural of bank vole

Dictionary definition

BANK, noun. 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".
BANK, noun. 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".
BANK, noun. A long ridge or pile; "a huge bank of earth".
BANK, noun. An arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers; "he operated a bank of switches".
BANK, noun. A supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies).
BANK, noun. The funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games; "he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo".
BANK, noun. 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.
BANK, noun. A container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home; "the coin bank was empty".
BANK, noun. A building in which the business of banking transacted; "the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon".
BANK, noun. A flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning); "the plane went into a steep bank".
BANK, verb. Tip laterally; "the pilot had to bank the aircraft".
BANK, verb. Enclose with a bank; "bank roads".
BANK, verb. Do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank; "Where do you bank in this town?".
BANK, verb. Act as the banker in a game or in gambling.
BANK, verb. Be in the banking business.
BANK, verb. Put into a bank account; "She deposits her paycheck every month".
BANK, verb. Cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning; "bank a fire".
BANK, 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".

Wise words

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