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bank 1

 (băngk)
n.
1. A piled-up mass, as of snow or clouds; a heap: a bank of thunderclouds.
2. A steep natural incline.
3. An artificial embankment.
4. often banks
a. The slope of land adjoining a body of water, especially adjoining a river, lake, or channel.
b. A large elevated area of a sea floor.
5. Games The cushion of a billiard or pool table.
6. The lateral inward tilting, as of a motor vehicle or an aircraft, in turning or negotiating a curve.
v. banked, bank·ing, banks
v.tr.
1. To border or protect with a ridge or embankment.
2. To pile up; amass: banked earth along the wall.
3. To cover (a fire), as with ashes or fresh fuel, to ensure continued low burning.
4. To construct with a slope rising to the outside edge: The turns on the racetrack were steeply banked.
5.
a. To tilt (an aircraft) laterally and inwardly in flight.
b. To tilt (a motor vehicle) laterally and inwardly when negotiating a curve.
6. Games To strike (a billiard ball) so that it rebounds from the cushion of the table.
7. Sports To play (a ball or puck) in such a way as to make it glance off a surface, such as a backboard or wall.
v.intr.
1. To rise in or take the form of a bank.
2. To tilt an aircraft or a motor vehicle laterally when turning.

[Middle English, of Scandinavian origin.]

bank 2

 (băngk)
n.
1.
a. A business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
b. The offices or building in which such an establishment is located.
2. Games
a. The funds of a gambling establishment.
b. The funds held by a dealer or banker in certain games, especially gambling games.
c. The reserve pieces, cards, chips, or play money in some games, such as poker, from which the players may draw.
3.
a. A supply or stock for future or emergency use: a grain bank.
b. Medicine A supply of human fluids or tissues, such as blood, sperm, or skin, that is stored in a facility for future use.
4. A place of safekeeping or storage: a computer's memory bank.
v. banked, bank·ing, banks
v.tr.
1. To deposit in a bank.
2. To store for future use.
v.intr.
1. To transact business with a bank or maintain a bank account.
2. To operate a bank.
Phrasal Verb:
bank on
To have confidence in; rely on.

[Middle English banke, from French banque, from Old Italian banca, bench, moneychanger's table, from Old High German banc.]

bank 3

 (băngk)
n.
1. A set of similar or matched things arranged in a row, especially:
a. A set of elevators.
b. A row of keys on a keyboard.
2. Nautical
a. A bench for rowers in a galley.
b. A row of oars in a galley.
3. Printing The lines of type under a headline.
tr.v. banked, bank·ing, banks
To arrange or set up in a row: "Every street was banked with purple-blooming trees" (Doris Lessing).

[Middle English, bench, from Old French banc, from Late Latin bancus, of Germanic origin.]

bank on

vb
(intr, preposition) to expect or rely with confidence on: you can bank on him always arriving on time.
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bank 2

verb
To place (money) in a bank:
Informal: sock away.
phrasal verb
bank on or upon
To place trust or confidence in:
believe in, count on (or upon), depend on (or upon), reckon on (or upon), rely on (or upon), trust (in).
Translations
يَعْتَمِد على، يَتَّكِل عَلى
počítat sspoléhat na
stole på
treysta á
güvenmekitimat etmek

w>bank on

vi +prep objsich verlassen auf (+acc), → rechnen mit; sb, sb’s help alsozählen or bauen auf (+acc); you mustn’t bank on itdarauf würde ich mich nicht verlassen; I was banking on your comingich hatte fest damit gerechnet, dass du kommst

bank2

(bӕŋk) noun
1. a place where money is lent or exchanged, or put for safety and/or to acquire interest. He has plenty of money in the bank; I must go to the bank today.
2. a place for storing other valuable material. A blood bank.
verb
to put into a bank. He banks his wages every week.
ˈbanker noun
a person who owns or manages a bank.
bank book
a book recording money deposited in, or withdrawn from, a bank.
banker's card (also cheque card)
a card issued by a bank guaranteeing payment of the holder's cheques.
bank holiday
a day on which banks are closed (and which is often also a public holiday).
ˈbank-note noun
a piece of paper issued by a bank, used as money.
bank on
to rely on. Don't bank on me – I'll probably be late.