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bank

noun [C]
 
 
/bæŋk/
MONEY 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.Banks and bank accounts
RIVER B1 the land along the side of a river: We found a shady spot on the river bank.Banks and embankmentsWatercourses and waterfalls
STORE a place where a supply of something can be kept until it is needed: a blood bankKeeping and storing things
PILE a large pile of snow, sand, or soil →  See also bottle bank , merchant bank , piggy bank Masses and large amounts of things
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