Meaning of “bank account” in the English Dictionary

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"bank account" in British English

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bank accountnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbæŋk əˌkaʊnt/ us /ˈbæŋk əˌkaʊnt/

B1 an arrangement with a bank in which the customer puts in and removes money and the bank keeps a record of it

Examples

  • I closed my Edinburgh bank account when I came to London.
  • I was relieved to see that my bank account was still in credit.
  • We invested the money in a high-interest bank account.
  • He withdrew nearly all the funds from his bank account shortly before he disappeared.
  • Modern couples tend to keep their own separate bank accounts, don't they?

(Definition of “bank account” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bank account" in American English

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bank accountnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbæŋk əˌkaʊnt/

an arrangement in which a bank keeps your money but makes it available to you when you want it

(Definition of “bank account” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bank account" in Business English

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bank accountnoun [ C ]

uk us

BANKING an arrangement with a bank in which the customer puts in and takes out money and the bank keeps a record of it:

How much is there in your bank account?
Wages can be deposited directly into an employee's bank account.
My wife and I have a joint bank account.

(Definition of “bank account” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)