noun The land alongside or sloping down to a river or lake. (willows lined the bank) A slope, mass, or mound of a particular substance. (a bank of snow) A set or series of similar things, especially electrical or electronic devices, grouped together in rows. (the DJ had big banks of lights and speakers on either side of his console) The cushion of a pool table. (a bank shot)
verb Heap (a substance) into a mass or mound. (the rain banked the soil up behind the gate) (of an aircraft or vehicle) tilt or cause to tilt sideways in making a turn. (the plane banked as if to return to the airport) (in pool and other games) play (a ball) so that it rebounds off a surface such as a backboard or cushion.
noun A financial establishment that invests money deposited by customers, pays it out when required, makes loans at interest, and exchanges currency. (I paid the money straight into my bank)
verb Deposit (money or valuables) in a bank. (I banked the check)