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  11  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bank  \Bank\,  n. 
  A  group  or  series  of  objects  arranged  near  together;  as  a 
  bank  of  electric  lamps,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bank  \Bank\,  n.  (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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bank  \Bank\,  v.  i.  (A["e]ronautics) 
  To  tilt  sidewise  in  rounding  a  curve;  --  said  of  a  flying 
  machine,  an  a["e]rocurve,  or  the  like 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bank  \Bank\  (b[a^][ng]k),  n.  [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. 
 
  {Bank  beaver}  (Zo["o]l.),  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  authority;  as  sittings 
  in  banc  (distinguished  from  sittings  at  {nisi  prius}). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bank  \Bank\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  keep  a  bank;  to  carry  on  the  business  of  a  banker. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bank  \Bank\,  n.  [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  from  deposits  or  contributions,  to  be  used  in 
  transacting  business;  a  joint  stock  or  capital.  [Obs.] 
 
  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. 
 
  {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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bank  \Bank\,  v.  t.  [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. 
 
  {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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bank  \Bank\,  n.  [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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bank  \Bank\,  v.  t. 
  To  deposit  in  a  bank. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bank 
  n  1:  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},  {banking 
  concern},  {banking  company}] 
  2:  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:  a  supply  or  stock  held  in  reserve  especially  for  future  use 
  (especially  in  emergencies) 
  4:  a  building  in  which  commercial  banking  is  transacted;  "the 
  bank  is  on  the  corner  of  Nassau  and  Witherspoon"  [syn:  {bank 
  building}] 
  5:  an  arrangement  of  similar  objects  in  a  row  or  in  tiers;  "he 
  operated  a  bank  of  switches" 
  6:  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}] 
  7:  a  long  ridge  or  pile;  "a  huge  bank  of  earth" 
  8:  the  funds  held  by  a  gambling  house  or  the  dealer  in  some 
  gambling  games;  "he  tried  to  break  the  bank  at  Monte 
  Carlo" 
  9:  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:  {cant},  {camber}] 
  10:  a  flight  maneuver;  aircraft  tips  laterally  about  its 
  longitudinal  axis  (especially  in  turning) 
  v  1:  tip  laterally;  of  boats  and  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:  be  in  the  banking  business 
  5:  put  into  a  bank  account  [syn:  {deposit}]  [ant:  {withdraw}] 
  6:  cover  with  ashes,  of  fires,  to  control  the  rate  of  burning 
  7:  have  confidence  or  faith  in  "We  can  trust  in  God";  "Rely  on 
  your  friends";  "bank  on  your  good  education"  [syn:  {trust}, 
  {swear},  {rely}]  [ant:  {distrust},  {distrust}] 




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