bankbank1 /bæŋk/ ●●●S1W1 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1MONEYplace for moneya)BFBa business that keeps and lends money and provides other financial servicesin the bank 🔊 We have very little money in the bank. 🔊 Barclays Bank 🔊 a bank loanb)BFBa localoffice of a bank 🔊 I have to go to the bank at lunch time. →clearing bank, merchant bank2RIVER/LAKEriver/lakeDNland along the side of a river or lakebank of 🔊 the banks of the River Dee 🔊 the river bank3 →blood/sperm/organ bank4DNclouds/mist a large mass of clouds, mist etc 🔊 a fog bankbank of 🔊 banks of mist5PILEraised areaDN a large sloping mass of earth, sand, snow etc 🔊 She was sitting on a grassy bank.bank of 🔊 steep banks of snow 🔊 banks of flowers6machinesLINE a large number of machines, televisionscreens etc arranged close together in a rowbank of 🔊 banks of TV monitors7GAMEgameDGG a supply of money used to gamble, that people can win → break the bankat break1(24)8 →be makin' bank9 →the bank of Mum and Dad10ROADroadTTR a slope made at a bend in a road or racetrack to make it safer for cars to go around →bottle bank, food bank, memory bankCOLLOCATIONSverbsgo to the bankI went to the bank and took out $80.borrow from a bankYou may be able to borrow some money from the bank.a bank lends somethingThe bank lent me £10,000 to help me start the business.bank + NOUNa bank accountHow much do you have in your bank account at the moment?your bank balance (=the actual amount that you have in your bank account)I'm just going to check my bank balance online.a bank cardYou can withdraw money using your bank card.bank chargesWill I have to pay bank charges on this account?a bank clerk (=a junior worker in a bank)He began his career as a bank clerk.a bank loanWhat's the interest rate on your bank loan?a bank note (=a piece of paper money)a $10 bank notea bank statement (=a written statement of how much you have in a bank account)I get a written bank statement once a month.a bank managerCould I make an appointment with the bank manager, please?a bank robber/robberyThe bank robbers were never caught.types of banka high street bank (=one of the ordinary banks that most people use)There's a lot of competition between the major high street banks.a commercial bank (=an ordinary bank, or one that deals with large businesses)the role of UK commercial banks in the debt crisisan investment/merchant bank (=one that buys and sells stocks and shares etc)Goldman Sachs, the US investment banka savings bank (=a bank that accepts your savings and provides mortgages)a clearing bank (=one of the banks in Britain that uses a clearing house when dealing with other banks)large commercial customers of the clearing banksa central bank (=the main financial authority in a country)The Bundesbank is the central bank of Germany.the World Bank (=an international organization providing financial help to developing countries)The road building was funded by the World Bank.
bankbank2 verb 🔊 🔊 1MONEYmoneyBFBa)[transitive] to put or keep money in a bank 🔊 Did you bank that check?b)[intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to keep your money in a particular bankbank with 🔊 Who do you bank with?bank at 🔊 I’ve always banked at First Interstate.2TURNplane [intransitive]TTATTC if a plane banks, it slopes to one side when turning 🔊 The plane banked, and circled back toward us.3PILE/ROWSpile/rows (also bank up) [transitive] British EnglishLINE to arrange something into a pile or into rows 🔊 Snow was banked up on either side of the road.4CLOUD/MISTcloud/mist (also bank up) [transitive]DN to form a mass of cloud, mist etc 🔊 Banked clouds promised rain.5FIREfire (also bank up) [transitive]BURN to cover a fire with wood or coal to keep it going for a long time 🔊 Josie banked up the fire to last till morning. →bank on somebody/something→ See Verb table