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Definition 1: a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where bank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the plane went into a steep bank

(bank is a kind of ...) a maneuver executed by an aircraft

(... is a kind of bank ) a bank so steep that the plane's lateral axis approaches the vertical

Definition 2: a building in which the business of banking transacted - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where bank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon

Synonyms for bank in the sense of this definition

(bank is a kind of ...) a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

(bank is a part of ...) a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables

Definition 3: a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where bank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the coin bank was empty

Synonyms for bank in the sense of this definition

(bank is a kind of ...) any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

(... is a kind of bank ) a child's coin bank (often shaped like a pig)

Definition 4: a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities - [noun denoting group]

Samples where bank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he cashed a check at the bank
  • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

Synonyms for bank in the sense of this definition

(bank is a kind of ...) an institution (public or private) that collects funds (from the public or other institutions) and invests them in financial assets

(... is a kind of bank ) a depository financial institution intended to encourage personal savings and home buying

(... is a kind of bank ) a corporation gaining financial control over another corporation or financial institution through a payment in cash or an exchange of stock

(... is a kind of bank ) a credit card processing bank; merchants receive credit for credit card receipts less a processing fee

(... is a kind of bank ) a bank that is a member of the Federal Reserve System

(... is a kind of bank ) a bank named by a lending syndicate of several banks to protect their interests

(... is a kind of bank ) a bank chartered by a state rather than by the federal government

(... is a kind of bank ) a financial institution that accepts demand deposits and makes loans and provides other services for the public

(... is a kind of bank ) a bank that acts as an agent for a foreign bank

(... is a kind of bank ) one of 12 regional banks that monitor and act as depositories for banks in their region

(... is a kind of bank ) a cooperative depository financial institution whose members can obtain loans from their combined savings

(... is a kind of bank ) one of 11 regional banks that monitor and make short-term credit advances to thrift institutions in their region

(... is a member of bank) banks collectively

Definition 5: an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers - [noun denoting group]

Samples where bank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he operated a bank of switches

(bank is a kind of ...) an orderly arrangement

"an array of troops in battle order"

Definition 6: a long ridge or pile - [noun denoting object]

Samples where bank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a huge bank of earth

(bank is a kind of ...) a long narrow natural elevation or striation

(... is a kind of bank ) a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)

(... is a kind of bank ) a submerged bank of sand near a shore or in a river; can be exposed at low tide

Definition 7: sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water) - [noun denoting object]

Samples where bank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
  • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents

(bank is a kind of ...) an elevated geological formation

"he climbed the steep slope" "the house was built on the side of a mountain"

(... is a kind of bank ) the bank of a river

(... is a kind of bank ) land bordering a body of water

Definition 8: 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 - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for bank in the sense of this definition

(bank is a kind of ...) an elevated geological formation

"he climbed the steep slope" "the house was built on the side of a mountain"

Definition 9: a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies) - [noun denoting possession]

(bank is a kind of ...) something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose

(... is a kind of bank ) a place for storing whole blood or blood plasma

"the Red Cross created a blood bank for emergencies"

(... is a kind of bank ) a place for storing and preserving corneas that are obtained from human corpses immediately after death; used for corneal transplantation to patients with corneal defects

(... is a kind of bank ) a place where food is contributed and made available to those in need

"they set up a food bank for the flood victims"

(... is a kind of bank ) land retired from crop cultivation and planted with soil-building crops; government subsidies are paid to farmers for their retired land

Definition 10: the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where bank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo

(bank is a kind of ...) assets in the form of money

Definition 11: have faith or confidence in - [verb of cognition]

Samples where bank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for bank in the sense of this definition

(bank is a kind of ...) have confidence or faith in

"We can trust in our government"

Definition 12: enclose with a bank - [verb of contact]

Samples where bank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bank roads

(bank is a kind of ...) surround completely

"Darkness enclosed him" "They closed in the porch with a fence"

Definition 13: cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning - [verb of contact]

Samples where bank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bank a fire

(bank is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

Definition 14: tip laterally - [verb of motion]

Samples where bank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pilot had to bank the aircraft

(bank is a kind of ...) cause to tilt

"tip the screen upward"

Definition 15: put into a bank account - [verb of possession]

Samples where bank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She deposits her paycheck every month

Synonyms for bank in the sense of this definition

(bank is a kind of ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

(... is a kind of bank ) deposit once again

"redeposit a cheque"

Definition 16: be in the banking business - [verb of possession]

(bank is a kind of ...) be employed

"Is your husband working again?" "My wife never worked" "Do you want to work after the age of 60?" "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money" "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"

(bank has a similar meaning as ...) act as the banker in a game or in gambling

Definition 17: do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank - [verb of possession]

Samples where bank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Where do you bank in this town?

(bank is a kind of ...) conduct business

"transact with foreign governments"

Definition 18: act as the banker in a game or in gambling - [verb of possession]

(bank is a kind of ...) discharge one's duties

"She acts as the chair" "In what capacity are you acting?"

(bank has a similar meaning as ...) be in the banking business

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