(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: object, incline, side, slope

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

Definition categories: object, ridge

4. an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers

- he operated a bank of switches

Definition categories: group, array

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

Definition categories: possession, backlog, reserve, stockpile

6. the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games

- he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo

Definition categories: possession, finances, funds

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

Similar word(s): camber, cant

Definition categories: object, incline, side, slope

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

Definition categories: man–made, deposit, depositary, depository, repository

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

Definition categories: motion, tip

2. enclose with a bank

- bank roads

Definition categories: contact, enclose, inclose

3. do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank

- Where do you bank in this town?

Definition categories: possession, transact

4. act as the banker in a game or in gambling

Definition categories: possession, act

5. be in the banking business

Definition categories: possession, work

6. put into a bank account

Similar word(s): deposit

Definition categories: possession, give

7. cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning

- bank a fire

Definition categories: contact, cover

8. have faith or confidence in

Similar word(s): bet, calculate, count, depend, look, reckon, rely, swear

Definition categories: cognition, trust

Sentences with bank as a verb:

- He banked with Barclays.

- I'm going to bank the money.

- to bank sand