bank

I.
/bæŋk / (say bangk)

noun
1. a long pile or mass: bank of earth; bank of snow; bank of clouds.
2. a slope or acclivity.
3. Physical Geography the slope immediately bordering the course of a river along which the water normally runs.
4. Oceanography a broad submarine elevation in the continental shelf lying some distance off the coast, over which the water is relatively shallow.
5. Coalmining the surface around the mouth of a shaft.
6. the lateral inclination of an aeroplane, especially during a curve.
7. the lateral inclination of a road at curves.
verb (t)
8. to border with or like a bank; embank.
9. to tip or incline (an aeroplane) laterally.
10. to cover up (a fire) with ashes or fuel and close the dampers, to make it burn long and slowly.
verb (i)
11. to tip or incline laterally, as an aircraft, a road, a cycle racing track, etc.
phrase
12. bank and bank, NZ (of a river) in flood.
13. bank up,
a. to rise in or form banks, as clouds or snow: the snow is banking up.
b. to accumulate: the line of cars banked up.
c. to form into a bank or mass: to bank up the snow.
{Middle English banke, probably from Scandinavian}
II.
/bæŋk / (say bangk)

noun
1. an institution for receiving and lending money (in some cases, issuing notes or holding current accounts that serve as money) and transacting other financial business.
2. the office or quarters of such an institution.
3. (in games)
a. the stock or fund of pieces from which the players draw.
b. the fund of the manager or the dealer.
4. any storage place.
5. any store or reserve: a blood bank.
verb (i)
6. to exercise the functions of a bank or banker.
7. to keep money in, or have an account with, a bank.
8. (in games) to hold the bank.
verb (t)
9. to deposit in a bank.
phrase
10. bank on, to rely or count on: *The airline is banking on higher load factors than the 64 per cent achieved in the June quarter. –west australian, 1991.
{Middle English banke, from French banque, from Italian banca, originally bench, table; of Germanic origin. See bank1, bench}
III.
/bæŋk / (say bangk)

noun
1. an arrangement of objects in line.
2. Music a row of keys in an organ.
3. a bench for rowers in a galley.
4. a row or tier of oars.
5. the rowers on one bench or to one oar.
{Middle English banck, from Old French banc bench, from Late Latin bancus, from the Germanic source of bench}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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