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English definition of “bank”


noun [C] (RAISED GROUND)   /bæŋk/
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 .
(Definition of bank noun (RAISED GROUND) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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