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bank holiday an official holiday in the UK, when banks and other businesses are closed.
banking the business or profession of running a bank.
bank note a promissory note issued by an authorized bank.
bank on (informal) to rely or depend on.
bank rate the standard rate of discount that is established by a central bank or banks.
bankroll one's readily available money. [3 definitions]
bankrupt in a state of having been legally declared incapable of paying off one's debts and having one's assets administered by a court to compensate creditors. [6 definitions]
bankruptcy the condition of being legally insolvent or bankrupt; impoverishment or destitution. [2 definitions]
bank statement a document that shows all the transactions that have occurred during a specific period of time in a bank account, esp. a periodic statement compiled by a bank for an account holder.
banner a piece of cloth, usu. with a motto or emblem and mounted on a staff, representing a person, organization, or cause. [5 definitions]
bannister variant of banister.
bannock in Scottish or British cookery, a flat unleavened cake made of oatmeal, wheat, or other grains and baked on a griddle.
banns a public announcement in church of an upcoming marriage.
banquet an elaborate formal dinner. [4 definitions]
banquette a long, upholstered bench along a wall.
banshee in Irish folklore, a female spirit whose wailing forbodes the death of a loved one.
bantam (often cap.) a member of a small-sized breed of chicken, sometimes the miniature version of a larger breed. [3 definitions]
bantamweight a boxer of a weight class between flyweight and featherweight, between 112 and 118 pounds.
banter witty, playful conversation. [3 definitions]
Bantu a member of any of several peoples native to central and southern Africa who speak related languages. [2 definitions]
banyan a large East Indian fig tree, the branches of which send down added roots which become supports. [2 definitions]