bank bank  /ˈbæŋk/


  1. (n) a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning)
  2. (v) tip laterally
  3. (v) enclose with a bank
  4. (v) do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank
  5. (v) act as the banker in a game or in gambling
  6. (v) be in the banking business
  7. (v) put into a bank account
  8. (v) cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning
  9. (v) have confidence or faith in
  10. (n) sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
  11. (n) a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
  12. (n) a long ridge or pile
  13. (n) an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers
  14. (n) a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)
  15. (n) the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games
  16. (n) a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
  17. (n) a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home
  18. (n) a building in which the business of banking transacted


  1. Outside experts are called in to investigate some shady financial dealings A billion-dollar Italian bank fraud has reached into the heart of one of the world's most.
  2. At one meeting, anxious to rev up competition among his bank's various branches, he showed up at the wheel of a child's toy car.
  3. When a buddy meets a buddySome deposit-starved banks have long tried attracting new business with gifts like toasters and TV sets.


  1. Bank of Canada in uncharted territory, says new chief Poloz

    By Euan Rocha and Peter Henderson BURLINGTON, Ontario (Reuters) - The Bank of Canada cannot rely on its usual models to assess the economy because of unexpectedly high levels of uncertainty, with the biggest risks coming from abroad, the new central bank chief, Stephen Poloz, said on Wednesday. Answering audience questions after his inaugural speech, Poloz said the central bank was in "uncharted ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Bank of Canada says business confidence crucial, urges patience

    By Euan Rocha and Peter Henderson BURLINGTON, Ontario (Reuters) - The Bank of Canada is relying on a rebound in businesses confidence to drive the economy's return to health, the central bank's new chief, Stephen Poloz, said on Wednesday in a speech that revealed no clear leanings on monetary policy. In his first speech after taking over as governor on June 3, Poloz said there were signs that ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Bank of England, still divided, flags market impact of Fed uncertainty

    Bank of England policymakers acknowledged earlier this month that further market volatility could be on the way because of uncertainty about the direction of U.S. monetary policy, but came no closer to ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "New construction in East Jerusalem and the West Bank undermines that mutual trust and endangers the proximity talks that are the first step towards the full negotiations that both sides say want and need. And it exposes daylight between Israel and...
    on Mar 23, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Asia Times Online

  2. "Our major banks have significant franchise values," Bernanke said. "There is no commitment by any means to never shut down a big bank, absolutely not, but I do believe that the major banks we have now can be stabilized."
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: Ben Bernanke Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. In a statement, Cuomo said, "Taxpayers demand and deserve transparency and now they will finally get it. Bank of America chose litigation over transparency and we are gratified that this tactic has failed."
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: WBT

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