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bank
  • noun
    The land alongside or sloping down to a river or lake. (willows lined the bank of the stream)
    A long, high mass or mound of a particular substance. (a grassy bank)
    A set 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)
    (with reference to an aircraft or vehicle) tilt or cause to tilt sideways in making a turn. (the plane banked as if to return to the airport)
    (of a locomotive) provide additional power for (a train) in ascending an incline.
    (of an angler) succeed in landing (a fish) (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. (I banked the eight ball off two cushions)
  • noun
    A financial establishment that uses money deposited by customers for investment, pays it out when required, makes loans at interest, and exchanges currency. (a bank account)
    verb
    Deposit (money or valuables) in a bank. (she may have banked a cheque in the wrong account)

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