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bank1 British & World English

The land alongside or sloping down to a river or lake

bank2 British & World English

A financial establishment that uses money deposited by customers for investment, pays it out when required, makes loans at interest, and exchanges currency

the bank in bank2 British & World English

The store of money or tokens held by the banker in some gambling or board games

bank on in bank2 British & World English

Rely on confidently

bank on British & World English

Rely on confidently

bank barn British & World English

A barn built on a slope

bank bill British & World English

A bill of exchange drawn by one bank on another

bank book British & World English

another term for passbook.

bank card British & World English

A debit card or cash card

bank rate British & World English

another term for base rate or discount rate.

bank vole British & World English

A common reddish-brown Eurasian vole that lives in woodland and scrub

fog bank British & World English

A dense mass of fog, especially at sea

food bank British & World English

A place supplying food to poor or destitute people

vote bank British & World English

(In South Asia) a group of people who can be relied upon to vote together in support of the same party

Left Bank British & World English

A district of the city of Paris, situated on the left bank of the River Seine, to the south of the river. It is an area noted for its intellectual and artistic life

left bank British & World English

The bank of a river on the left as one faces downstream

land bank British & World English

A large area of land held by a public or private organization for future development or disposal

West Bank British & World English

A region west of the River Jordan and north-west of the Dead Sea; population 2,461,300 (est. 2009). It contains Jericho, Hebron, Nablus, Bethlehem, and other settlements. It became part of Jordan in 1948 and was occupied by Israel following the Six Day War of 1967. In 1993 an agreement was signed which granted limited autonomy to the Palestinians, who comprise 97 per cent of its inhabitants; withdrawal of Israeli troops began in 1994 but conflict in the area continues

bank draft British & World English

A cheque drawn by a bank on its own funds

bank robber British & World English

A person who commits a bank robbery

blood bank British & World English

A place where supplies of blood or plasma for transfusion are stored

bottle bank British & World English

A place where used glass bottles may be deposited for recycling

double-bank British & World English

Arrange in two similar or parallel lines; double

Dogger Bank British & World English

A submerged sandbank in the North Sea, about 115 km (70 miles) off the NE coast of England. This part of the central North Sea is covered by the shipping forecast area Dogger

memory bank British & World English

The memory device of a computer or other instrument

phone bank British & World English

A battery of telephones

piggy bank British & World English

A money box, typically one shaped like a pig

Right Bank British & World English

A district of the city of Paris, situated on the right bank of the River Seine, to the north of the river. The area contains the Champs-Élysées and the Louvre

right bank British & World English

The bank of a river, on the right as one faces downstream

sperm bank British & World English

A place where semen is kept in cold storage for use in artificial insemination

South Bank British & World English

The area adjacent to the southern bank of the River Thames in London, especially the cultural complex located between Westminster and Blackfriars Bridges

World Bank British & World English

An international banking organization established to control the distribution of economic aid between member nations, and to make loans to them in times of financial crisis

zombie bank British & World English

A financial institution which is insolvent but which continues to operate through government support

bank account British & World English

An arrangement made with a bank whereby one may deposit and withdraw money and in some cases be paid interest

bank balance British & World English

The amount of money held in a bank account at a given moment

bank discount British & World English

Interest computed on the face value of a loan and deducted in advance from the loan by the lending bank

bank holiday British & World English

A day on which banks are officially closed, kept as a public holiday

bank machine British & World English

another term for cash dispenser.

bank manager British & World English

A person in charge of a local branch of a bank

bank robbery British & World English

An act or instance of robbing a bank

central bank British & World English

A national bank that provides financial and banking services for its country’s government and commercial banking system, as well as implementing the government’s monetary policy and issuing currency

clearing bank British & World English

A bank which is a member of a clearing house

Georges Bank British & World English

Underwater rise in the Atlantic Ocean, between Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, site of important US and Canadian fishing zones

merchant bank British & World English

A bank dealing in commercial loans and investment

national bank British & World English

another term for central bank.

savings bank British & World English

A non-profit-making financial institution receiving small deposits at interest

reserve bank British & World English

(In the US) a regional bank operating under and implementing the policies of the Federal Reserve

Jodrell Bank British & World English

The site in Cheshire of one of the world’s largest radio telescopes, with a fully steerable dish 76 m (250 ft) in diameter

bank statement British & World English

A printed record of the balance in a bank account and the amounts that have been paid into it and withdrawn from it, issued periodically to the holder of the account

community bank British & World English

A commercial bank that derives funds from and lends to the community where it operates, and is not affiliated with a multibank holding company


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