Meaning of bank

Definition of 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"
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"
a long ridge or pile; "a huge bank of earth"
an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers; "he operated a bank of switches"
a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)
the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games; "he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo"
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
a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home; "the coin bank was empty"
a building in which the business of banking transacted; "the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"
a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning); "the plane went into a steep bank"
(verb) tip laterally; "the pilot had to bank the aircraft"
enclose with a bank; "bank roads"
do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank; "Where do you bank in this town?"
act as the banker in a game or in gambling
be in the banking business
put into a bank account; "She deposits her paycheck every month"
cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning; "bank a fire"
have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis"

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