2. A slope or higher ground adjoining a body of water, especially along a river, lake, or channel: Gavin sat near the bank of the river to watch the boats going past.
How much money does Lane have in his account at the bank?2. A place where something is stored until it is needed: Information is stored in Charley's computer memory bank until it is needed for the yearly report.
2. To cause something; such as a ball to bounce off a surface: The basketball player tried to bank the ball off the backboard.
3. To put money into a commercial organization so it will hopefully be safe: Aurora will bank the extra money in a separate account for emergencies.
The pilot who was also vice president of the local bank noticed a large bank of heavy clouds ahead of him.
Irwin started to bank his plane so he could fly around the bank of clouds; it felt as if he were about to bank off the bank of clouds. At the same time, he thought, "I must put this experience in my memory bank to tell my family while we are camping on the bank of the river next summer."
Some time in the past, a person told Jim that a bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it starts to rain.
On a trireme, a ship with three tiers or levels, there were three banks. Later ships used more men on a single oar without adding tiers.