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Bank

Pronunciation: băņk
n.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 Sam. xx. 15.
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.
4.An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shoal, shelf, or shallow; as, the banks of Newfoundland.
5.(Mining) The face of the coal at which miners are working.
6.(Aëronautics) The lateral inclination of an aëroplane as it rounds a curve; as, a bank of 45° is easy; a bank of 90° is dangerous.
7.A group or series of objects arranged near together; as, a bank of electric lamps, etc.
8.The tilt of a roadway or railroad, at a curve in the road, designed to counteract centrifugal forces acting on vehicles moving rapiudly around the curve, thus reducing the danger of overturning during a turn.
Bank beaver
(Zool.) the otter.
Bank swallow
a small American and European swallow (Clivicola riparia) that nests in a hole which it excavates in a bank.
v. t.1.To raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank.
[imp. & p. p. Banked(băņkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Banking.]
2.To heap or pile up; as, to bank sand.
3.To pass by the banks of.
4.(Engineering) To build (a roadway or railroad) with an inclination at a curve in the road, so as to counteract centrifugal forces acting on vehicles moving rapiudly around the curve, thus reducing the danger of vehicles overturning at a curve; as, the raceway was steeply banked at the curves.
To bank a fire
to cover the coals or embers with ashes or cinders, thus keeping the fire low but alive.
n.1.A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars.
2.(Law) The bench or seat upon which the judges sit.
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.
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 to be used in transacting business, especially a joint stock or capital.
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; in Monopoly, the fund of money used to pay bonuses due to the players, or to which they pay fines.
6.a place where something is stored and held available for future use;
Bank credit
a credit by which a person who has given the required security to a bank has liberty to draw to a 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.
v. t.1.To deposit in a 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.
1.(Aëronautics) To tilt sidewise in rounding a curve; - said of a flying machine, an aërocurve, or the like.
Noun1.Bankbank - 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"
2.bank - 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"
3.bank - a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)
4.Bankbank - a building in which commercial banking is transacted; "the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"
Synonyms: bank building
5.bank - an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers; "he operated a bank of switches"
6.Bankbank - a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home; "the coin bank was empty"
7.bank - a long ridge or pile; "a huge bank of earth"
8.bank - the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games; "he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo"
9.bank - 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
Synonyms: camber, cant
10.bank - a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning); "the plane went into a steep bank"
Verb1.bank - tip laterally; "the pilot had to bank the aircraft"
2.bank - enclose with a bank; "bank roads"
3.bank - do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank; "Where do you bank in this town?"
4.bank - act as the banker in a game or in gambling
5.bank - be in the banking business
6.bank - put into a bank account; "She deposites her paycheck every month"
Synonyms: deposit
7.bank - cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning; "bank a fire"
8.bank - 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"
Synonyms: rely, trust, swear

BANK, com. law. 1. A place for the deposit of money. 2. An institution, generally incorporated, authorized to receive deposits of money, to lend money, and to issue promissory notes, usually known by the name of bank notes. 3. Banks are said to be of three kinds, viz : of deposit, of discount, and of circulation; they generally perform all these operations. Vide Metc. & Perk. Dig. Banks and Banking.

To see a bank in your dream, denotes your desires for financial security. You dream may serve to reassure you that your fears of financial instability are unfounded. To dream that you are robbing a bank, signifies that you are expending too much energy and are in danger of depleting your inner resources. *Please see also Vault.Bank of England, Bank of France, Federal Reserve bank, Fort Knox, Indian file, Indian reservation, International Monetary Fund, Lombard Street bank, Swiss bank, World Bank, abatis, abutment, advanced work, align, anthill, arc-boutant, arch dam, archives, arm, armor, armor-plate, armory, array, arsenal, articulation, ascend, attic, backstop, balistraria, bamboo curtain, bank up, banquette, bar, barbed-wire entanglement, barbican, barrage, barricade, bartizan, basement, bastion, battle, battlement, bay, beach, beam, bear-trap dam, beaver dam, berm, bet on, bevel, bezel, bin, bird sanctuary, blockade, board, bonded warehouse, bookcase, boom, border, bordure, box, branch bank, breakwater, breastwork, brick wall, brim, brink, broadside, brow, buffer, build on, bulkhead, bulwark, bundle away, bunker, burn, bursary, buttery, 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lean, leaping weir, ledge, lending institution, levee, library, lido, light, light up, limb, limbus, line, line up, lineage, lip, list, littoral, locker, lodge, logjam, loop, loophole, lot, lumber room, lumberyard, lunette, machicolation, magasin, magazine, man, man the garrison, mantelet, many-sidedness, marge, margin, mass, member bank, merlon, milldam, mine, moat, mole, molehill, money chest, moneyed corporation, monotone, mortgage company, mound, mountain, mow, multilaterality, museum, mutual savings bank, national bank, national forest, national park, nexus, nonmember bank, open cut, opencast, outwork, pack away, palisade, paradise, parados, parapet, park, pawnbroker, pawnbrokery, pawnshop, pendulum, penny bank, periodicity, pier, pier buttress, piggy bank, pile, pile up, pit, pitch, plage, plan, planking, playa, plenum, plow, pool, pork barrel, porpoise, portcullis, postern gate, pot, powder train, preserve, profile, progression, public crib, public till, public treasury, public trough, pull out, pull up, push down, put away, pyramid, quarry, quarter, queue, rack, ragged edge, rake, ramp, rampart, range, rank, ravelin, reckon on, recurrence, redan, redoubt, reef, rekindle, relight, relume, repertory, reposit, repository, reservation, reserve, reserve bank, reservoir, retaining wall, reticulation, retreat, rick, rim, rise, riverside, riviera, roadblock, rock-fill dam, rockbound coast, roll, rotation, round, routine, run, safe, safe-deposit box, sally port, salt away, salt down, sanctuary, sandbank, sandbar, sands, save, savings bank, scale, scarp, sconce, sea line, sea margin, seabank, seabeach, seaboard, seacliff, seacoast, seashore, seaside, seawall, selvage, sequence, set aside, set fire to, set on fire, shaft, shallow, shallows, shelf, shelve, shelving beach, shingle, shoal, shoal water, shoreline, shoulder, shutter dam, side, sideline, sideslip, siding, sidle, single file, skid, skirt, slant, snowbank, snowdrift, spectrum, spin, spiral, squirrel away, stack, stack room, stack up, stake, stakes, stash, state bank, state forest, steep slope, stiff climb, stir the fire, stock room, stockade, stoke, stoke the fire, stone wall, store, store away, storehouse, storeroom, stow, stow away, stow down, strand, strike a light, string out, strong room, strongbox, stunt, submerged coast, subtreasury, succession, supply base, supply depot, swag, swath, sway, talus, tank, temple, tenaille, thread, tidal flats, tidewater, tier, tiger, till, tilt, tip, torch, touch off, train, treasure house, treasure room, treasure-house, trust company, trust in, undulate, unilaterality, uprise, vallation, vallum, vat, vault, venture, verge, wager, wall, warehouse, waterfront, waterside, weir, wetlands, wicket dam, wilderness preserve, wildlife preserve, windrow, wine cellar, work, workings, yaw
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