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bank

noun [C]  us   /bæŋk/

bank noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

an organization that holds money belonging to others, investing and lending it to get more money, or the building in which the organization is situated A bank of blood or human organs is a place that stores these things for later medical use: a blood bank In a casino , the bank is money that is used to pay the players who win.

bank noun [C] (RAISED GROUND)

sloping raised land, esp. along the sides of a river or lake, or a mass of something that has been piled together and has sloping sides: We walked along the river bank. A bank of clouds is a group of clouds that look as if they are piled together. A bank is also a row of similar objects: A bank of computers displays the latest weather data.

bank

verb  us   /bæŋk/

bank verb (USE BANK)

[I/T] to use a bank or put money in a bank : [I always + adv/prep] I bank at First National because it’s near where I work.

bank verb (TURN)

[I] (of an aircraft) to fly with one wing higher than the other when turning: We banked to make a left turn as we approached the airport.
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