1. bank, slope, incline, side

usage: sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water); "they pulled the canoe up on the bank"; "he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents"

2. depository financial institution, bank, banking concern, banking company, financial institution, financial organization, financial organisation

usage: a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities; "he cashed a check at the bank"; "that bank holds the mortgage on my home"

3. bank, ridge

usage: a long ridge or pile; "a huge bank of earth"

4. bank, array

usage: an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers; "he operated a bank of switches"

5. bank, reserve, backlog, stockpile

usage: a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)

6. bank, funds, finances, monetary resource, cash in hand, pecuniary resource

usage: the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games; "he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo"

7. bank, cant, camber, slope, incline, side

usage: 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

8. savings bank, coin bank, money box, bank, container

usage: a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home; "the coin bank was empty"

9. bank, bank building, depository, deposit, depositary, repository

usage: a building in which the business of banking transacted; "the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"

10. bank, flight maneuver, airplane maneuver

usage: a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning); "the plane went into a steep bank"


1. bank, tip

usage: tip laterally; "the pilot had to bank the aircraft"

2. bank, enclose, close in, inclose, shut in

usage: enclose with a bank; "bank roads"

3. bank, transact

usage: do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank; "Where do you bank in this town?"

4. bank, act

usage: act as the banker in a game or in gambling

5. bank, work, do work

usage: be in the banking business

6. deposit, bank, give

usage: put into a bank account; "She deposits her paycheck every month"

7. bank, cover

usage: cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning; "bank a fire"

8. trust, swear, rely, bank, believe

usage: have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"

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