1. 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
2. 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
Definition categories: group
3. a long ridge or pile
- a huge bank of earth
4. an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers
- he operated a bank of switches
5. a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)
6. the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games
- he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo
7. 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
8. a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home
- the coin bank was empty
Definition categories: man–made, container
9. a building in which the business of banking transacted
- the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon
10. a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning)
- the plane went into a steep bank
Definition categories: act
Sentences with bank as a noun:
- blood bank;
- If you want to buy a bicycle, you need to put the money in your piggy bank.
- the banks of Newfoundland
- The bank of clouds on the horizon announced the arrival of the predicted storm front.
- Ores are brought to bank.
- a bank of switches
- a bank of pay phones
1. tip laterally
- the pilot had to bank the aircraft
2. enclose with a bank
- bank roads
3. do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank
- Where do you bank in this town?
4. act as the banker in a game or in gambling
5. be in the banking business
6. put into a bank account
Similar word(s): deposit
7. cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning
- bank a fire
8. have faith or confidence in
Sentences with bank as a verb:
- He banked with Barclays.
- I'm going to bank the money.
- to bank sand