bank1 [ bæŋk ] noun count ***
1. ) a financial institution that people or businesses can keep their money in or borrow money from:
Marge works at Bank of America.
a New York investment bank
a ) an office of a bank:
I need to go to the bank this morning.
b ) only before noun belonging to or connected with a bank:
a bank manager/loan/robbery
2. ) a raised area of land along the side of a river:
A man was fishing on the opposite bank.
bank of: The fashion district lies on the east bank of the river.
a ) a long area of land with sloping sides:
I climbed a steep bank that overlooked the field.
b ) a long pile of earth, snow, or sand:
bank of: Great banks of snow and ice lined the roads.
c ) a large mass of cloud or FOG
3. ) a large number of things in a row, especially pieces of equipment:
bank of: a bank of TV monitors
a ) a large collection, especially of information or ideas:
an impressive data bank
bank of: The library has a valuable bank of old documents.
b ) a store of something that is available for use when it is needed:
a blood/gene/sperm/organ bank
bank 2 [ bæŋk ] verb *
1. ) intransitive bank with/at to have a bank account with a particular bank:
Who do you bank with?
We bank at their headquarters.
a ) transitive to pay money into a bank account
b ) transitive MAINLY JOURNALISM to earn a particular amount of money:
She has already banked $5,000 in prize money.
2. ) intransitive if an airplane banks, it turns quickly in the air, with one wing higher than the other
`bank on phrasal verb transitive
bank on someone/something to depend on something happening or on someone doing something:
They're banking on him to find a solution to the problem.
don't bank on it SPOKEN
used for telling someone that something will probably not happen:
He said he'd come. Well, don't bank on it he's still in bed.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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