bank (

     n 1: 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"
          [syn: depository financial institution, {banking
          concern}, banking company]
     2: 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"
     3: a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially
        in emergencies)
     4: a building in which commercial banking is transacted; "the
        bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon" [syn: {bank
     5: an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers; "he
        operated a bank of switches"
     6: a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping
        money at home; "the coin bank was empty" [syn: {savings
        bank}, coin bank, money box]
     7: a long ridge or pile; "a huge bank of earth"
     8: the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some
        gambling games; "he tried to break the bank at Monte
     9: 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 [syn: cant, camber]
     10: a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its
         longitudinal axis (especially in turning); "the plane
         went into a steep bank"
     v 1: tip laterally; of boats and aircraft
     2: enclose with a bank; "bank roads"
     3: do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank; "Where
        do you bank in this town?"
     4: act as the banker in a game or in gambling
     5: be in the banking business
     6: put into a bank account [syn: deposit] [ant: withdraw]
     7: cover with ashes, of fires, to control the rate of burning
     8: 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" [syn: trust, swear, rely]
        [ant: distrust, distrust]