banking meaning

[ 'bæŋkiŋ ] Pronunciation:   "banking" in a sentence
Noun: banking  bangking
  1. Engaging in the business of keeping money for savings and checking accounts or for exchange or for issuing loans and credit etc. 
  2. Transacting business with a bank; depositing or withdrawing funds or requesting a loan etc.
Verb: bank  bangk
  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
    - deposit 
  7. Cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning
    "bank a fire" 
  8. Have confidence or faith in
    "bank on your good education"
    - trust, swear, rely

Derived forms: bankings

See also: bankable, banker

Type of: act, believe, close in, cover, do work, enclose, finance, give, inclose, shut in, tip, transact, work

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noun [U]



the business activity of banks:

a career in banking

You may find it difficult to get to a bank during banking hours.

business/corporate/personal banking

◆ the banking industry/sector banking facilities/hours/services


the activity of using the services that a bank offers:

About 20% of our customers use online banking.

Where do you do your banking?

electronic/Internet/telephone banking

The activities undertaken by banks; this includes personal banking (non-business customers), commercial banking (small and medium-sized business customers), and corporate banking (large international and multinational corporations). In the UK most banking for both business and personal customers is undertaken through the High-Street banks, known as branch banking

See also:

commercial bank.


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