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bank2

bank2

pronunciation:
baengk
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
bank on
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a business concerned with the safeguarding, exchanging, and lending of money.
similar words:
credit union, depository, Federal Reserve Bank, S and L, savings bank, thrift institution, treasury, trust company
definition 2: the reserve of money held by a gambling establishment.
synonyms:
kitty, pot
definition 3: a supply or reserve.
a blood bank
synonyms:
repository, reserve, reservoir, store, storehouse, warehouse
similar words:
depository, fund, piggy bank, stock, stockpile
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: banked, banking, banks
definition 1: to have an account or other dealings with a bank.
I bank at First National because they give the highest interest on savings accounts.
similar words:
save
definition 2: to run a bank; act as a banker.
He's been banking all his working life.
similar words:
manage
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to deposit in a bank.
He banked his savings.
synonyms:
keep
similar words:
deposit, hoard, manage, save, squirrel away, warehouse
phrase: bank on
Word Builder: bank +
  • bankbook:
    a small book that gives details about a person's bank account.
  • banker:
    a manager who works in a bank.
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some kinds of banks
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some people associate with banks
some things used in banking