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Definition of "bank" []

  • A piled-up mass, as of snow or clouds. See Synonyms at heap. (noun)
  • A steep natural incline. (noun)
  • An artificial embankment. (noun)
  • The slope of land adjoining a body of water, especially adjoining a river, lake, or channel. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • A large elevated area of a sea floor. Often used in the plural. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bank" in a sentence
  • "** Cash only, or bank to bank** I will not accept any Cashier check of any kind."
  • "The word bank reached new heights following the successful commercial enterprises of the East India Company."
  • "It brings a whole new movie -- meaning to the term bank branch."