"bank" Definition

Definitions for the word "bank" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
1 sloping ground beside a river. 2 raised area, esp. In the sea; slope. 3 mass of cloud, fog, snow, etc. v. 1 (often foll. By up) heap or rise into banks. 2 pack (a fire) tightly for slow burning. 3 a (of a vehicle, aircraft, etc.) Round a curve with one side higher than the other. B cause to do this. [old norse: related to *bench]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
2. n.
1 establishment for depositing, withdrawing, and borrowing money. 2 kitty in some gambling games. 3 storage place (blood bank). v. 1 deposit (money etc.) In a bank. 2 (often foll. By at, with) keep money (at a bank). bank on colloq. Rely on (i''m banking on you). [french banque or italian banca: related to *bank1]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
3. slang
to put in a place of safety. “BANK the rag,” _i.e._, secure the note. Also “to bank” is to go shares.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864
4. slang
the total amount possessed by any one, “How’s the BANK?” “Not very strong; about one and a buck.”
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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