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Definition of Bank

Bank

  1. A bench; a high seat, or seat of distinction or judgment; a tribunal or court.
  2. 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.
  3. A steep acclivity, as the slope of a hill, or the side of a ravine.
  4. The margin of a watercourse; the rising ground bordering a lake, river, or sea, or forming the edge of a cutting, or other hollow.
  5. An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shoal, shelf, or shallow; as, the banks of Newfoundland.
  6. The face of the coal at which miners are working.
  7. A deposit of ore or coal, worked by excavations above water level.
  8. The ground at the top of a shaft; as, ores are brought to bank.
  9. To raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank.
  10. To heap or pile up; as, to bank sand.
  11. To pass by the banks of.
  12. A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars.
  13. The bench or seat upon which the judges sit.
  14. The regular term of a court of law, or the full court sitting to hear arguments upon questions of law, as distinguished from a sitting at Nisi Prius, or a court held for jury trials. See Banc.
  15. A sort of table used by printers.
  16. A bench, or row of keys belonging to a keyboard, as in an organ.
  17. 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.
  18. The building or office used for banking purposes.
  19. A fund from deposits or contributions, to be used in transacting business; a joint stock or capital.
  20. 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.
  21. In certain games, as dominos, a fund of pieces from which the players are allowed to draw.
  22. To deposit in a bank.
  23. To keep a bank; to carry on the business of a banker.
  24. To deposit money in a bank; to have an account with a banker.
  25. A group or series of objects arranged near together; as, a bank of electric lamps, etc.
  26. The lateral inclination of an aeroplane as it rounds a curve; as, a bank of 45 degrees is easy; a bank of 90 degrees is dangerous.
  27. To tilt sidewise in rounding a curve; -- said of a flying machine, an aerocurve, or the like.

Bank Quotations

From the U.S. point of view, negotiations are, in effect, a way for Israel to continue its policies of systematically taking over whatever it wants in the West Bank, maintaining the brutal siege on Gaza, separating Gaza from the West Bank and, of course, occupying the Syrian Golan heights, all with full U.S. support.
Noam Chomsky

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
Robert Frost

I went to Iraq because I wanted to see what one year of occupation had done to Iraqi society, and I went to the West Bank and Gaza Strip because I wanted to see what three generations of occupation had done to Palestinian society. I found a lot more hopelessness and despair in Palestine.
Michael Franti

Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.
Bethenny Frankel

While the river of life glides along smoothly, it remains the same river; only the landscape on either bank seems to change.
Max Muller
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Bank Translations

bank in Afrikaans is oewer, bank
bank in Danish is bred, bank
bank in Dutch is bank
bank in Finnish is ranta
bank in French is bord, riverain, rive, banque
bank in German is Bank, Reihe, Ufer
bank in Italian is sponda, banca, riva
bank in Norwegian is bank
bank in Portuguese is margem, banco
bank in Spanish is orilla, banco, ribera
bank in Swedish is bank, strand

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