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English noun: bank

1. bank (object) sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)


SamplesThey pulled the canoe up on the bank.
He sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents.


Broader (hypernym)incline, side, slope


Narrower (hyponym)riverbank, riverside, waterside

2. bank (group) a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities


SamplesHe cashed a check at the bank.
That bank holds the mortgage on my home.


Synonymsbanking company, banking concern, depository financial institution


Broader (hypernym)financial institution, financial organisation, financial organization


Narrower (hyponym)acquirer, acquirer, agent bank, agent bank, commercial bank, credit union, Federal Reserve Bank, full service bank, Home Loan Bank, lead bank, member bank, merchant bank, reserve bank, state bank, thrift institution


Member meronymbanking industry, banking system

3. bank (object) a long ridge or pile


SamplesA huge bank of earth.


Broader (hypernym)ridge


Narrower (hyponym)bluff, sandbank

4. bank (group) an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers


SamplesHe operated a bank of switches.


Broader (hypernym)array

5. bank (possession) a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)


Broader (hypernym)backlog, reserve, stockpile


Narrower (hyponym)blood bank, eye bank, food bank, soil bank

6. bank (possession) the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games


SamplesHe tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo.


Broader (hypernym)cash in hand, finances, funds, monetary resource, pecuniary resource

7. bank (object) a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force


Synonymscamber, cant


Broader (hypernym)incline, side, slope

8. bank (artifact) a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home


SamplesThe coin bank was empty.


Synonymscoin bank, money box, savings bank


Broader (hypernym)container


Narrower (hyponym)penny bank, piggy bank

9. bank (artifact) a building in which the business of banking transacted


SamplesThe bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon.


Synonymsbank building


Broader (hypernym)deposit, depositary, depository, repository


Part holonymbank vault, vault

10. bank (act) a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning)


SamplesThe plane went into a steep bank.


Broader (hypernym)airplane maneuver, flight maneuver


Narrower (hyponym)vertical bank


English verb: bank

1. bank (motion) tip laterally


SamplesThe pilot had to bank the aircraft.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)tip

2. bank (contact) enclose with a bank


SamplesBank roads.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)close in, enclose, inclose, shut in

3. bank (possession) do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank


SamplesWhere do you bank in this town?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)transact

4. bank (possession) act as the banker in a game or in gambling


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)act


Verb groupbank

5. bank (possession) be in the banking business


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)do work, work


Verb groupbank

6. bank (possession) put into a bank account


SamplesShe deposits her paycheck every month.


ExamplesThey bank the money


Synonymsdeposit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)give


Narrower (hyponym)redeposit


Antonymsdraw off, take out, withdraw, draw

7. bank (contact) cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning


SamplesBank a fire.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover

8. bank (cognition) have confidence or faith in


SamplesWe can trust in God.
Rely on your friends.
Bank on your good education.
I swear by my grandmother's recipes.


Synonymsrely, swear, trust


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)believe


Narrower (hyponym)bet, calculate, count, credit, depend, lean, look, reckon


Antonymsdistrust, mistrust, suspect









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