banks meaning

Pronunciation:   "banks" in a sentence
Noun: Banks  bangks
  1. English botanist who accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1743-1820)
    - Sir Joseph Banks
Noun: bank  bangk
  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"
    - depository financial institution, 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
    - cant, camber 
  8. A container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home
    "the coin bank was empty"
    - savings bank, coin bank, money box 
  9. A building in which the business of banking transacted
    "the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"
    - bank building 
  10. A flight manoeuvre; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning)
    "the plane went into a steep bank"
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

See also: bankable, banker, banking

Type of: act, aeroplane manoeuvre [Brit], airplane maneuver [US], airplane manoeuvre [Cdn], array, backlog, believe, botanist, cash in hand, close in, container, cover, deposit, depositary, depository, do work, enclose, finances, financial institution, financial organisation [Brit], financial organization, flight maneuver [US], flight manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], funds, give, incline, inclose, monetary resource, pecuniary resource, phytologist, plant scientist, repository, reserve, ridge, shut in, side, slope, stockpile, tip, transact, work

Part of: banking industry, banking system

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  2. i am on familiar terms with my bank manager.
  3. the bank seemed to swim before my eyes.
  4. your banks should bear the brunt of it.
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