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bank

Definitions by Oxford


[baŋk], (Noun)

Definitions:
- the land alongside or sloping down to a river or lake
(e.g: willows lined the bank of the stream)

- a long, high mass or mound of a particular substance
(e.g: a grassy bank)

- a set of similar things, especially electrical or electronic devices, grouped together in rows
(e.g: the DJ had big banks of lights and speakers on either side of his console)

- the cushion of a pool table
(e.g: a bank shot)


Phrases:

Origin:
Middle English: from Old Norse bakki, of Germanic origin; related to bench. The senses ‘set of things in rows’ and ‘tier of oars’ are from French banc, of the same ultimate origin


[baŋk], (Verb)

Definitions:
- heap (a substance) into a mass or mound
(e.g: the rain banked the soil up behind the gate)

- (with reference to an aircraft or vehicle) tilt or cause to tilt sideways in making a turn
(e.g: the plane banked as if to return to the airport)

- (of a locomotive) provide additional power for (a train) in ascending an incline
(e.g: he has built a four-cylinder locomotive for banking trains up the Lickey incline)

- (of an angler) succeed in landing (a fish)
(e.g: it was the biggest rainbow trout that had ever been banked)

- (in pool) play (a ball) so that it rebounds off a surface such as a cushion
(e.g: I banked the eight ball off two cushions)


Phrases:

Origin:


[baŋk], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a financial establishment that uses money deposited by customers for investment, pays it out when required, makes loans at interest, and exchanges currency
(e.g: a bank account)


Phrases:
- break the bank
- the Bank of Mum and Dad

Origin:
late 15th century (originally denoting a money dealer's table): from French banque or Italian banca, from medieval Latin banca, bancus, of Germanic origin; related to bank and bench


[baŋk], (Verb)

Definitions:
- deposit (money or valuables) in a bank
(e.g: she may have banked a cheque in the wrong account)


Phrases:
- break the bank
- the Bank of Mum and Dad

Origin:







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