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9 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Banc \Banc\, Bancus \Ban"cus\, Bank \Bank\, noun [OF. banc, LL. bancus. See {Bank}, noun] A bench; a high seat, or seat of distinction or judgment; a tribunal or court.

{In banc}, {In banco} (the ablative of bancus), {In bank}, in full court, or with full judicial authority; as, sittings in banc (distinguished from sittings at {nisi prius}).

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bank \Bank\ (b[a^][ng]k), noun [OE. banke; akin to E. bench, and prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. bakki. See {Bench}.]

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.

Tiber trembled underneath her banks. --Shak.

4. An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shoal, shelf, or shallow; as, the banks of Newfoundland.

5. (Mining) (a) The face of the coal at which miners are working. (b) A deposit of ore or coal, worked by excavations above water level. (c) The ground at the top of a shaft; as, ores are brought to bank.

6. (A["e]ronautics) The lateral inclination of an a["e]roplane as it rounds a curve; as, a bank of 45[deg] is easy; a bank of 90[deg] is dangerous. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

7. A group or series of objects arranged near together; as, a bank of electric lamps, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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. [PJC]

{Bank beaver} (Zool.), the otter. [Local, U.S.]

{Bank swallow}, a small American and European swallow ({Clivicola riparia}) that nests in a hole which it excavates in a bank.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bank \Bank\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Banked}(b[a^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Banking}.]

1. To raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank. "Banked well with earth." --Holland.

2. To heap or pile up; as, to bank sand.

3. To pass by the banks of. [Obs.] --Shak.

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. [PJC]

{To bank a fire}, {To bank up a fire}, to cover the coals or embers with ashes or cinders, thus keeping the fire low but alive.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bank \Bank\, noun [Prob. fr. F. banc. Of German origin, and akin to E. bench. See {Bench}.]

1. A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars.

Placed on their banks, the lusty Trojan sweep Neptune's smooth face, and cleave the yielding deep. --Waller.

2. (Law) (a) The bench or seat upon which the judges sit. (b) 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}. --Burrill.

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. --Knight.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bank \Bank\, noun [F. banque, It. banca, orig. bench, table, counter, of German origin, and akin to E. bench; cf. G. bank bench, OHG. banch. See {Bench}, and cf. {Banco}, {Beach}.]

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.

Let it be no bank or common stock, but every man be master of his own money. --Bacon.

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. [1913 Webster +PJC]

6. a place where something is stored and held available for future use; specifically, an organization that stores biological products for medical needs; as, a blood bank, an organ bank, a sperm bank. [PJC]

{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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bank \Bank\, verb (used with an object) To deposit in a bank. --Johnson.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bank \Bank\, verb (used without an object)

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bank \Bank\, verb (used without an object) (A["e]ronautics) To tilt sidewise in rounding a curve; -- said of a flying machine, an a["e]rocurve, or the like. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

bank

noun

1: 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"

2: 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" [syn: {depository financial institution}, {bank}, {banking concern}, {banking company}]

3: a long ridge or pile; "a huge bank of earth"

4: an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers; "he operated a bank of switches"

5: a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)

6: the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games; "he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo"

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 [syn: {bank}, {cant}, {camber}]

8: a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home; "the coin bank was empty" [syn: {savings bank}, {coin bank}, {money box}, {bank}]

9: a building in which the business of banking transacted; "the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon" [syn: {bank}, {bank building}]

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

verb

1: tip laterally; "the pilot had to bank the aircraft"

2: enclose with a bank; "bank roads"

3: do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank; "Where do you bank in this town?"

4: act as the banker in a game or in gambling

5: be in the banking business

6: put into a bank account; "She deposits her paycheck every month" [syn: {deposit}, {bank}] [ant: {draw}, {draw off}, {take out}, {withdraw}]

7: cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning; "bank a fire"

8: 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" [syn: {trust}, {swear}, {rely}, {bank}] [ant: {distrust}, {mistrust}, {suspect}]

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