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  • n  sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents
  • n  a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    he cashed a check at the bank
    that bank holds the mortgage on my home
  • n  a long ridge or pile
    a huge bank of earth
  • n  an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers
    he operated a bank of switches
  • n  a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)
  • n  the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games
    he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo
  • 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
  • n  a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home
    the coin bank was empty
  • n  a building in which the business of banking transacted
    the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon
  • n  a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning)
    the plane went into a steep bank
  • v  tip laterally
    the pilot had to bank the aircraft
  • v  enclose with a bank
    bank roads
  • v  do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank
    Where do you bank in this town?
  • v  act as the banker in a game or in gambling
  • v  be in the banking business
  • v  put into a bank account
  • v  cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning
    bank a fire
  • v  have confidence or faith in
    bank on your good education

  • When House-Senate conferees voted to extend the life of the Agriculture Department's soil bank for another year (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), many Congressmen did so reluctantly.
  • Sindona guilty of bank fraudHe was known to rivals as "mysterious Michele" for his deft behind-the-scenes maneuvers.
  • 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.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 19, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • 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 ...
    June 19, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • 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 ...
    June 19, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Finance
Quotes

  • Ben Bernanke in International Herald Tribune
    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."
  • Andrew Cuomo in WBT
    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."

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