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  1. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: depository financial institution, ing concern, ing company

  2. [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"

  3. [noun] a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)

  4. [noun] a building in which commercial banking is transacted; "the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"
    Synonyms: building

  5. [noun] an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers; "he operated a bank of switches"

  6. [noun] a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home; "the coin bank was empty"
    Synonyms: savings coin money box

  7. [noun] a long ridge or pile; "a huge bank of earth"

  8. [noun] the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games; "he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo"

  9. [noun] 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: cant, camber

  10. [noun] a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning); "the plane went into a steep bank"

  11. [verb] tip laterally; "the pilot had to bank the aircraft"

  12. [verb] enclose with a bank; "bank roads"

  13. [verb] do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank; "Where do you bank in this town?"

  14. [verb] act as the banker in a game or in gambling

  15. [verb] be in the banking business

  16. [verb] put into a bank account; "She deposites her paycheck every month"
    Synonyms: deposit

  17. [verb] cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning; "bank a fire"

  18. [verb] 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: trust, swear, rely


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