Meaning of “bank” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /bæŋk/

A1 an organization or place where you can borrow money, save money, etc:

Most banks are reluctant to lend money to new businesses.
I must remember to go to the bank on my way home.

B1 the land along the side of a river:

We found a shady spot on the river bank.

a place where a supply of something can be kept until it is needed:

a blood bank

a large pile of snow, sand, or soil

→ See also bottle bank , merchant bank , piggy bank

(Definition of “bank noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)