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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


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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