I [[t]bæ̱ŋk[/t]] FINANCE AND STORAGE
banks, banking, banked
1) N-COUNT A bank is an institution where people or businesses can keep their money.

Students should look to see which bank offers them the service that best suits their financial needs...

I had ₤10,000 in the bank.

2) N-COUNT A bank is a building where a bank offers its services.
3) VERB If you bank money, you pay it into a bank.

[V n] Once you have registered your particulars with an agency and it has banked your cheque, the process begins.

4) VERB If you bank with a particular bank, you have an account with that bank.

[V with n] My husband has banked with the Co-op since before the war.

5) N-COUNT: with supp, usu n N You use bank to refer to a store of something. For example, a blood bank is a store of blood that is kept ready for use.

...Britain's National Police Computer, one of the largest data banks in the world.

6) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that the cost of something will not break the bank, you mean that it will not cost a large sum of money.

Prices starting at ₤6 a bottle won't break the bank.

II [[t]bæ̱ŋk[/t]] AREAS AND MASSES
1) N-COUNT: usu N of n The banks of a river, canal, or lake are the raised areas of ground along its edge.

...30 miles of new developments along both banks of the Thames. old warehouse on the banks of a canal.

2) N-COUNT A bank of ground is a raised area of it with a flat top and one or two sloping sides.

...resting indolently upon a grassy bank.

3) N-COUNT: N of n A bank of something is a long high mass of it.

On their journey south they hit a bank of fog off the north-east coast of Scotland.

4) N-COUNT A bank of things, especially machines, switches, or dials, is a row of them, or a series of rows.

The typical laborer now sits in front of a bank of dials.

5) See also banked
III [[t]bæ̱ŋk[/t]] OTHER VERB USES
banks, banking, banked
When an aircraft banks, one of its wings rises higher than the other, usually when it is changing direction.

A single-engine plane took off and banked above the highway in front of him.

Phrasal Verbs:

English dictionary. 2008.


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