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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES a bank debt (= one that you owe to a bank ) ▪ The company closed with bank debts of about £350 million. a bank loan (= money lent by a bank ) ▪ What is the interest you will pay on a bank loan? a bank of fog ( also...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Banc \Banc\, ||Bancus \Ban"cus\, Bank \Bank\, n. [OF. banc, LL. bancus. See Bank , n.] 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...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
Etymology 1 n. An institution where one can place and borrow money and take care of financial affairs. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To deal with a bank or financial institution. 2 (context transitive English) To put into a bank. Etymology 2 n. 1...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"financial institution," late 15c., from either Old Italian banca or Middle French banque (itself from the Italian word), both meaning "table" (the notion is of the moneylender's exchange table), from a Germanic source (compare Old High German bank "bench");...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
v. tip laterally; "the pilot had to bank the aircraft" enclose with a bank; "bank roads" do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank; "Where do you bank in this town?" act as the banker in a game or in gambling be in the banking business put into...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
A bank is a financial institution and a financial intermediary that accepts deposits and channels those deposits into lending activities. Bank or banking may also refer to:

Usage examples of bank.

Give me the Saltings of Essex with the east winds blowing over them, and the primroses abloom upon the bank, and the lanes fetlock deep in mud, and for your share you may take all the scented gardens of Sinan and the cups and jewels of his ladies, with the fightings and adventures of the golden East thrown in.

He watched it, then dropped another daisy into the water, and after that another, and sat watching them with bright, absolved eyes, crouching near on the bank.

This illustration is not intended to apply to the older bridges with widely distended masses, which render each pier sufficient to abut the arches springing from it, but tend, in providing for a way over the river, to choke up the way by the river itself, or to compel the river either to throw down the structure or else to destroy its own banks.

Behind that door was evidently the place of moneyed secrets and decisions, and Guil told himself that Aby had been right and this banking thing evidently did work.

The efforts of the Cortes were chiefly directed to the averting of the catastrophe of a national bankruptcy, which was effected by the acceptation of a loan, conjointly tendered by the Mercantile Association, and the Lisbon bank.

But even if the market falls and some of the acceptors break, the banks will have to pay up.

That role gave him access to the transfer procedures, including how bank officials arranged for a transfer to be sent.

Then, blundering about and bellowing like a wounded rhino, he staggered out front and shoveled a big sluiceway in the recently patched ditch bank, allowing almost the entire acequia flow to cascade into his already soggy front vega.

His formidable host, when it was drawn out in order of battle, covered the banks of the river, the adjacent heights, and the whole extent of a plain of above twelve miles, which separated the two armies.

I had been advanced to the rank of tribune in the Second Legion Adjutrix, and passed some months of a rainy autumn on the banks of the Upper Danube with no other companion than a newly published volume of Plutarch.

Lord Ado has seen my bank balance, thanks to your dear friend and servant, Len.

My mother bought a brick cottage in Pulteney street and a Burra share with her legacy--both excellent investments--and my brother left the bank and went into the aerated water business with James Hamilton Parr.

Above the fog banks a wrack of cloud had gathered, the aerophane was coated with a glittering mist.

The track to Agios Georgios wound its way between high banks of maquis, the scented maquis of Greece.

The white-on-blue Villerville-sur-Mer sign, the first dozen houses, the Credit Agricole bank had all flashed past when I saw the slip-road open in front of me.