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Bank

Bank appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Cwm fjord-bank glyphs vext quiz. (26 letters)
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Usage statistics for the noun bank:

spoken English29.26%written English70.74% imaginative writing29.85%informational writing70.15%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun bank:

cantbank
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The word bank is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun bank

What does bank mean as a name of something?

Bank is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: banks

  1. sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    • examples: they pulled the canoe up on the bank | he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic words: incline / side / slope = an elevated geological formation
    • more specific words:
  2. a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
  3. a long ridge or pile
    • example: a huge bank of earth
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic word: ridge = a long narrow natural elevation or striation
    • more specific words:
      • bluff = a high steep bank
      • sandbank = a submerged bank of sand near a shore or in a river
  4. an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers
    • example: he operated a bank of switches
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: array = an orderly arrangement
  5. a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic words: backlog / reserve / stockpile = something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
    • more specific terms:
      • blood bank = a place for storing whole blood or blood plasma
      • eye bank = a place for storing and preserving corneas that are obtained from human corpses immediately after death
      • food bank = a place where food is contributed and made available to those in need
      • soil bank = land retired from crop cultivation and planted with soil-building crops
  6. the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games
  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
  9. a building in which the business of banking transacted
    • example: the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of bank: bank building
    • more generic words: deposit / depositary / depository / repository = a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
    • part: bank vault / vault = a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables
  10. a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning)
    • example: the plane went into a steep bank
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic terms: airplane maneuver / flight maneuver = a maneuver executed by an aircraft
    • more specific term: vertical bank = a bank so steep that the plane's lateral axis approaches the vertical

Alternative definition of the noun bank

noun

  1. An institution where one can place and borrow money and take care of financial affairs.
  2. A branch office of such an institution
  3. An underwriter or controller of a card game, also banque.
  4. A safe and guaranteed place of storage for and retrieval of important items or goods.
  5. An edge of river, lake, or other watercourse.
  6. [nautical] An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shallow area of shifting sand, gravel, mud, and so forth (for example, a sandbank or mudbank).
  7. A slope of earth, sand, etc.; an embankment.
  8. [aviation] The incline of an aircraft, especially during a turn.
  9. [rail transport] An incline, a hill.
  10. A row or panel of items stored or grouped together.
  11. A row of keys on a musical keyboard or the equivalent on a typewriter keyboard.

Specialised definition of the noun bank

Glossary of sports / billiards / pool

double

  • region: USA

Definition of the verb bank

What does bank mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: banked | banking | banks

  1. tip laterally
  2. enclose with a bank
  3. do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank
    • example: Where do you bank in this town?
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic word: transact = conduct business
  4. act as the banker in a game or in gambling
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic word: act = discharge one's duties
  5. be in the banking business
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic terms: do work / work = be employed
  6. put into a bank account
    • example: They bank the money
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of bank: deposit
    • more generic word: give = transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
    • more specific word: redeposit = deposit once again
  7. cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning
    • example: bank a fire
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: cover = provide with a covering or cause to be covered
  8. have faith or confidence in
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] on [Theme, noun phrase with -ing]She relies on him coming back in time
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] on [Theme, noun phrase with infinitive]She relies on him to help
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] on [Theme, possessive with -ing]She relies on his helping
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] on [Theme, subject control with -ing]She relies on coming back in time
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] on [Theme, not sentential clause]She relies on it

      Rely Verbs (with the same syntax): bargain, bet, count, depend, figure, gamble, reckon, rely, take a chance, wager.

    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of bank: bet / calculate / count / depend / look / reckon / rely / swear
    • more generic word: trust = have confidence or faith in

Places

  1. Bank a.k.a. Bánk is a village and municipality in the comitat of Nógrád, Hungary.
  2. Bank a.k.a. Ocean bank: An elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation.

There are other places with in their name, like Cut Bank, May Bank, Red Bank, Carr Bank, Coal Bank, Dean Bank, Dent Bank, East Bank, Left Bank, left-bank, Moss Bank, Page Bank, Rose Bank, Grand Bank, Green Bank, Kents Bank, Mavis Bank, Nordy Bank, Paint Bank.

People

  1. Bank a.k.a. Preeti Barameeanant is a singer and was the member of Thai musical band Clash.
  2. Bank a.k.a. Artit Wiboonpanitch is an actor.
  3. Bank a.k.a. Passakorn Thossaporn is the son of Aphiradi Phawaphutanon.
  4. Bank a.k.a. Piset Nithipaisankul is a singer.
  5. Bank a.k.a. Veerawut Phongintharakul is a son of Note Chern-Yim.
    • also known as Weeravut Phongintharakul, Veeravut Phongintharakul, Weerawut Phongintharakul, Veerawut Phonginsee, ฺBank
    • child of Note Chern-Yim

There are other people with in their name, like Elys Bank, Jack Bank, Left Bank, left-bank, Ryan Bank, Aaron Bank, Bobby Bank, Danny Bank and many others.

Group

Bank is a musical group.

  • album: "The Beautiful E.P."

Business

  1. Bank is a restaurant.
  2. Bank is a brand of tobacco. It is made up of a blend of Virginia and Burley tobaccos. It is usually sold only in 50 grams pouches. Bank is a product of Imperial Tobacco Netherlands.

Characters

  1. Bank is a fictional character from the 2012 horror film Dark Flight.
  2. Bank is a fictional character from the 2010 film Dog.
  3. Bank is a fictional character from the 2001 action drama film Goal Club.

There are other characters with in their name, like Bank Clerk, Bank Guard, Bank woman, Bank Robber, Bank teller, Bank Worker, Bank cashier, Bank Manager, Bank officer, Bank Assistant, Bank President, The Bank Clerk.

Music

"Bank" is a musical EP of Earkus.

  • released on (11 years ago)

Films

  1. "Bank" a.k.a. "The Bank" is an 2001 Australian thriller/drama film starring David Wenham and Anthony LaPaglia.
  2. "Bank" is a Bollywood crime film directed by Arun B. Kumar, starring Jackie Shroff, Abbas, Raghuvaran, Rahul Dev and Archana in the lead roles. The film released in 2007.
  3. "Bank" is a 2002 film directed by Sinan Çetin.

Miscellanea

  1. Bank: A bank is a financial intermediary that accepts deposits and channels those deposits into lending activities, either directly by loaning or indirectly through capital markets. A bank links customers that have capital deficits and customers with capital surpluses.
    • also known as Banking
  2. Bank: In geography a bank generally refers to the land alongside a body of water. Various structures are referred to as banks in different fields of geography.
    • also known as Stream bank
  3. BANK was an artists' group active in London during the 1990s.
  4. Bank, also known also as "Polish Bank" or "Russian Bank," is the name of a comparing card game. The game requires an ordinary Anglo-American card pack and five or six players.
  5. bank a.k.a. Bank TV, 1 min. personal finance video series of tips: BANK TV , video and broadcasting all about saving money! Saving money in doing better banking and other personal finance topics.
  6. Bank a.k.a. B-cell scaffold protein with ankyrin repeats 1 is a gene.

Phrases with Bank

Phrases starting with the word Bank:

  1. Bank on
  2. Bank Up
  3. Bank Mix
  4. bank run
  5. bank bill
  6. bank card
  7. bank line
  8. bank loan
  9. Bank Myna
  10. bank note
  11. Bank pool
  12. bank rate
  13. bank shot
  14. bank vole

Phrases ending with the word Bank:

  1. to bank
  2. Bad bank
  3. Egg Bank
  4. eye bank
  5. coin bank
  6. food bank

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bank

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Google previewCode of Federal Regulations (1996)

1985-1999

Foreign bank means an organization that is organized under the laws of a foreign country and that engages directly in the...

Google previewISC TULSIAN'S Accoutancy for class XI

Bank A/c Personal Bank is the receiver. Debit Cash A/c Real Cash is going out. Credit (1) Drawings A/c Personal Ganesh is the receiver. Debit Cash A /c Real Cash is going out. Credit (m) Cash A/c Real Cash is coming in. Debit Bank ...

Google previewFin Accounting (Du Bcom) 2E (2006)

by Tulsian

Bank is the receiver. Cash is going ...

Google previewBusiness Law: Text and Cases: Legal, Ethical, Global, and Corporate Environment (2010)

by Kenneth Clarkson, Roger Miller, Frank Cross

“Suspends payments” with respect to a bank means that it has been...

Google previewBusiness Law Today: Comprehensive: Text and Cases (2011)

by Roger LeRoy Miller, Gaylord A. Jentz

“Suspends payments” with respect to a bank means that it has been...

Google previewBusiness Law: Text & Cases - The First Course (2016)

by Roger LeRoy Miller

A settlement may be either provisional or final; “Suspends payments” with respect to a bank means that it has been closed...

Google previewCengage Advantage Books: Fundamentals of Business Law: Summarized Cases (2012)

by Roger Miller

“Suspends payments” with respect to a bank means that it has been...

Google previewCalifornia Commercial Code 2016 (2016)

by John Snape

“Suspends payments” with respect to a bank means that it has ...

Google previewFund Of Acctg For Ca Cpt (2007)

by Tulsian

Bank A/c Personal Bank is the receiver. Debit Cash A/c Real Cash is going out. Credit (n) Drawings A/c Personal Ganesh is the receiver. Debit Cash A/c Real Cash is going out. Credit (o) Cash A/c Real Cash is coming in. Debit Bank A/c ...

Google previewCode of Federal Regulations, Title 12, Banks and Banking, Pt. 200-219, Revised as of January 1 2011 (2011)

by Office of the Federal Register (U.S.) Staff

Beneficiary's bank means the bank identified in a payment order in which an account of the beneficiary is to be credited pursuant to the order or...

Receiving bank means the bank to which the sender's instruction is addressed.

Google previewCengage Advantage Books: Fundamentals of Business Law: Excerpted Cases (2012)

by Roger Miller

“Suspends payments” with respect to a bank means that it has been...

Google previewBusiness Law Today, Comprehensive (2016)

by Roger LeRoy Miller

“Suspends payments” with respect to a bank means that it has been...

Google previewReport, together with formal minutes (2008)

by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. International Development Committee

An effective World Bank is a vital component in the international development system and we welcome DFID's focus on its...

Google previewHandbook of Anti-Money Laundering (2014)

by Dennis Cox

The Primary AML Investigation/Regulatory Authorities Bank Negara Malaysia The Bank is a statutory body wholly...

Google previewFodor's Israel (2006)

by Linda Cabasin, Ruth Craig, Caroline Trefler

THE WEST BANK THE WEST BANK is that part of the onetime British Mandate of Palestine, west of the Jordan River, thai was occupied...

Google previewPreventing Corporate Corruption (2014)

The Anti-Bribery Compliance Model by Stefano Manacorda, Francesco Centonze, Gabrio Forti

The World Bank is a public institution. We are first and foremost a development organization. We are an organization that finances projects in infrastructure, health, education, transport, and so on, in developing parts of the world. We provide ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the World Bank (2013)

by Sarah Tenney, Anne C. Salda

worldbank.org, available in multiple languages; made available geo-coded project data for more than 1,000 World Bank projects; updated the DataFinder application for iPhone and iPad; and launched a new data ...

Google previewDictionary of International Economics Terms (2006)

by John Owen Edward Clark

bank An organization that ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Tokyo (2011)

by Roman Cybriwsky

DAI-ICHI NATIONAL BANK (KABUSHIKI-GAISHA DAI-ICHI GINKO). The first bank in Japan, it was established in 1873 by business leader and entrepreneur Shibusawa Eiichi. It issued Japanese banknotes until 1883, when that function was ...

Google previewOhio Historic Places Dictionary (2008)

by Editorial Staff, State History Publications, LLC

The Mansfield's Savings Bank represents an excellent example of Classical Revival institutional architecture from the early-20th century. The intact exterior and interior features of the building display a high degree of artistry and attention to ...

Google previewDictionary of Financial Abbreviations (2014)

by John Paxton

Bank of England. Established in 1694 as the result of a proposal by Scottish merchant William Paterson, the Bank of England is one of the oldest central banks. However its original purposes and functions were very different from its present ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of the Muslim World (2011)

by Marshall Cavendish Reference

UZBEKISTAN WEST BANK AND GAZA GEOGRAPHY GEOGRAPHY Location Central Asia, between Turkmenistan Location West Bank southwestern Asia, and Kazakhstan between Israel and Jordan Area 172,700 sq. miles Gaza: ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Angola (2004)

by Martin W. James

ASCORP Angola Selling Corporation AU African Union BAI Banco Africano de Investimento (African Investment Bank) BCA Banco Comercial Angolano (Commercial Bank of Angola) BCI Banco de Comércio e Indústria ( Bank of ...

Google previewPersonal Finance: An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management by Barbara Friedberg

Bank. Founded in 1913, the Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States of America. It includes 12 regions and was created to maintain a stable monetary and financial system. The Federal ...

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Usage statistics about bank

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun bank:

spoken English29.26%written English70.74% imaginative writing29.85%informational writing70.15%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun bank:

cantbank

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb bank:

bankdepositswearbetreckoncalculatecountrelydependlook

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Sign language

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Quotes about Bank

If there was a payment to the bank due, and we needed shoes, she'd get the shoes, and then deal with them guys at the bank. I don't mean she wouldn't pay the bank, but the children always came first. (Larry Bird)
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Scrabble value of B3A1N1K5

The value of this 4-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of BANK

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