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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

bank1 English Thesaurus

the banks of Lake Michigan

bank2 English Thesaurus

I paid the money into my bank

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 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 where stocks of food, typically basic provisions and non-perishable items, are supplied free of charge to people in need

gene bank British & World English

A collection of seeds, plants, or animals, maintained as a repository of genetic material, typically to preserve genetic diversity

land bank British & World English

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

left bank British & World English

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

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

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

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

West Bank New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

region west of the River Jordan, occupied by Israel after the Six Day War of 1967

bank clerk British & World English

A person employed in a bank to deal with customers' transactions and undertake administrative duties

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

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

double-bank British & World English

Arrange in two similar or parallel lines; double

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

retail bank British & World English

A bank that offers banking services to individuals and small businesses, as opposed to one dealing with large corporations and financial institutions

right bank British & World English

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

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

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

sperm bank British & World English

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

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

World Bank New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

international banking organization controlling aid and loans;

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


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