Definition of “bank account” - 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?

Examples from literature

  • But I must now tell you that when I marry, if ever I do, I shall choose my wife without the assistance of her mother, and without regard to her dowry or the size of the family bank account. 

(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)