This website does readability filtering of other pages. All styles, scripts, forms and ads are stripped. If you want your website excluded or have other feedback, use this form.

bank - Wiktionary

bank

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary Jump to navigation Jump to search See also: Bank, Bánk, bänk, and Bänk

Contents

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English banke, from Middle French banque, from Old Italian banca (“counter, moneychanger's bench or table”), from Lombardic bank (“bench, counter”), from Proto-Germanic *bankiz (“bench, counter”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeg- (“to turn, curve, bend, bow”). More at bench.

Noun[edit]

bank (plural banks)

  1. An institution where one can place and borrow money and take care of financial affairs.
    • 2013 June 1, “End of the peer show”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 71:
      Finance is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms. […] Banks and credit-card firms are kept out of the picture. Talk to enough people in the field and someone is bound to mention the “democratisation of finance”.
  2. A branch office of such an institution.
  3. An underwriter or controller of a card game; also banque.
    Synonym: banker
  4. A fund from deposits or contributions, to be used in transacting business; a joint stock or capital.
    • Francis Bacon
      Let it be no bank or common stock, but every man be master of his own money.
  5. (gambling) The sum of money etc. which the dealer or banker has as a fund from which to draw stakes and pay losses.
  6. (slang, uncountable) money; profit
    • 2010, Paul Bouchard, Enlistment (page 113)
      Military dude was working for a drug dealer, right? and making good bank with it—he was making good money.
  7. In certain games, such as dominos, a fund of pieces from which the players are allowed to draw.
  8. A safe and guaranteed place of storage for and retrieval of important items or goods.
    blood bank; sperm bank; data bank
  9. A device used to store coins or currency.
    If you want to buy a bicycle, you need to put the money in your piggy bank.
Derived terms[edit]
Terms derived from bank (noun: financial institution; repository; etc)
Related terms[edit]
Translations[edit]
institution branch office controller of a card game fund used in transacting business
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: please add this translation if you can
  • Finnish: kassa (fi)
  • Portuguese: please add this translation if you can
gambling: banker's funds
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: please add this translation if you can
  • Czech: bank (cs)
  • Finnish: pankki (fi)
  • Portuguese: please add this translation if you can
fund of pieces to draw from
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: please add this translation if you can
  • Finnish: nostokasa (dominos)
  • Portuguese: please add this translation if you can
storage for important goods device used to store coins or currency

Verb[edit]

bank (third-person singular simple present banks, present participle banking, simple past and past participle banked)

  1. (intransitive) To deal with a bank or financial institution, or for an institution to provide financial services to a client.
    He banked with Barclays.
  2. (transitive) To put into a bank.
    I'm going to bank the money.
  3. (transitive, slang) To conceal in the rectum for use in prison.
    Johnny banked some coke for me.
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]
to deal with a bank or financial institution
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: please add this translation if you can
  • Finnish: olla pankin asiakas
to put into bank

Etymology 2[edit]

Middle English banke, from Old English hōbanca (“couch”) and Old English banc (“bank, hillock, embankment”), from Proto-Germanic *bankô. Akin to Old Norse bakki (“elevation, hill”), Norwegian bakke (“slope, hill”).

Noun[edit]

bank (plural banks)

  1. (hydrology) An edge of river, lake, or other watercourse.
    • Shakespeare
      Tiber trembled underneath her banks.
    • 2014, Ian Jack, "Is this the end of Britishness", The Guardian, 16 September 2014:
      Just upstream of Dryburgh Abbey, a reproduction of a classical Greek temple stands at the top of a wooded hillock on the river’s north bank.
  2. (nautical, hydrology) An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shallow area of shifting sand, gravel, mud, and so forth (for example, a sandbank or mudbank).
    the banks of Newfoundland
  3. (geography) A slope of earth, sand, etc.; an embankment.
  4. (aviation) The incline of an aircraft, especially during a turn.
  5. (rail transport) An incline, a hill.
  6. A mass noun for a quantity of clouds.
    The bank of clouds on the horizon announced the arrival of the predicted storm front.
  7. (mining) The face of the coal at which miners are working.
  8. (mining) A deposit of ore or coal, worked by excavations above water level.
  9. (mining) The ground at the top of a shaft.
    Ores are brought to bank.
Derived terms[edit]
Terms derived from bank (noun: mound of earth; incline)
Related terms[edit]
Translations[edit]
edge of river or lake an underwater area of higher elevation, a sandbank embankment, an earth slope incline of an aircraft

Verb[edit]

bank (third-person singular simple present banks, present participle banking, simple past and past participle banked)

  1. (intransitive, aviation) To roll or incline laterally in order to turn.
  2. (transitive) To cause (an aircraft) to bank.
  3. (transitive) To form into a bank or heap, to bank up.
    to bank sand
  4. (transitive) To cover the embers of a fire with ashes in order to retain heat.
  5. (transitive) To raise a mound or dike about; to enclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank.
    • Holland
      banked well with earth
  6. (transitive, obsolete) To pass by the banks of.
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]
to incline laterally in order to turn to make incline in turn
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: please add this translation if you can
  • Finnish: kallistaa (fi)
  • Portuguese: please add this translation if you can
  • Spanish: ladear (es)
to form into a bank to cover in ashes
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: please add this translation if you can
  • Finnish: peittää tuhkalla

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English bank (“bank”), banke, from Old French banc (“bench”), from Frankish *bank. Akin to Old English benc (“bench”).

Noun[edit]

bank (plural banks)

  1. A row or panel of items stored or grouped together.
    a bank of switches
    a bank of pay phones
    • 2011 December 10, Marc Higginson, “Bolton 1 - 2 Aston Villa”, in BBC Sport‎[1]:
      Wanderers were finally woken from their slumber when Kevin Davies brought a fine save out of Brad Guzan while, minutes after the restart, Klasnic was blocked out by a bank of Villa defenders.
  2. A row of keys on a musical keyboard or the equivalent on a typewriter keyboard.
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]
row or panel of items row of keys on a musical or typewriter keyboard
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: please add this translation if you can
  • Finnish: (on a musical instrument) kosketinrivi, (on a typewriter) näppäinrivi

Verb[edit]

bank (third-person singular simple present banks, present participle banking, simple past and past participle banked)

  1. (transitive, order and arrangement) To arrange or order in a row.

Etymology 4[edit]

Probably from French banc. Of German origin, and akin to English bench.

Noun[edit]

bank (plural banks)

  1. A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars.
    • Waller
      Placed on their banks, the lusty Trojans sweep / Neptune's smooth face, and cleave the yielding deep.
  2. A bench or seat for judges in court.
  3. The regular term of a court of law, or the full court sitting to hear arguments upon questions of law, as distinguished from a sitting at nisi prius, or a court held for jury trials. See banc.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)
  4. (archaic, printing) A kind of table used by printers.
  5. (music) A bench, or row of keys belonging to a keyboard, as in an organ.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  6. (uncountable) slang for money
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Crimean Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

bank

  1. bank (financial institution)

Declension[edit]

Declension of bank nominativebank genitivebanknıñ dativebankqa accusativebanknı locativebankta ablativebanktan

Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French banque, from Italian banco (“bench”).

Noun[edit]

bank c (singular definite banken, plural indefinite banker)

  1. bank (financial institution, branch office, controller of a game, a safe and guaranteed place of storage)
Declension[edit]
Declension of bank common
genderSingularPlural indefinitedefiniteindefinitedefinite nominativebank banken banker bankerne genitivebanks bankens bankers bankernes
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From German Bank (“bench”).

Noun[edit]

bank c

  1. only used in certain expressions
Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bank n (singular definite banket, plural indefinite bank)

  1. knock (an abrupt rapping sound)
  2. (pl) a beating
Declension[edit]
Declension of bank neuter
genderSingularPlural indefinitedefiniteindefinitedefinite nominativebank banket bank bankene genitivebanks bankets banks bankenes
Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

bank

  1. imperative of banke

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch banc, from Old Dutch *bank, from Proto-Germanic *bankiz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bank m or f (plural banken, diminutive bankje n)

  1. bank (financial institution)
  2. bench
  3. (Netherlands) couch, sofa
    Synonym: sofa
  4. place where seashells are found
  5. shallow part of the sea near the coast
  6. 100 Dutch guilders banknote (also in the diminutives bankie or bankje.)
  7. (games) bank, a player who controls a deposit in some card games or board games

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Bank, from Italian banca.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bank (plural bankok)

  1. bank (financial institution)
    Synonym: pénzintézet
  2. (gambling) bank (the sum of money etc. which the dealer or banker has as a fund from which to draw stakes and pay losses)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony) singularplural nominativebank bankok accusativebankot bankokat dativebanknak bankoknak instrumentalbankkal bankokkal causal-finalbankért bankokért translativebankká bankokká terminativebankig bankokig essive-formalbankként bankokként essive-modal— — inessivebankban bankokban superessivebankon bankokon adessivebanknál bankoknál illativebankba bankokba sublativebankra bankokra allativebankhoz bankokhoz elativebankból bankokból delativebankról bankokról ablativebanktól bankoktól non-attributive
possessive - singular
banké bankoké non-attributive
possessive - plural
bankéi bankokéi Possessive forms of bank possessorsingle possessionmultiple possessions 1st person sing.bankom bankjaim 2nd person sing.bankod bankjaid 3rd person sing.bankja bankjai 1st person pluralbankunk bankjaink 2nd person pluralbankotok bankjaitok 3rd person pluralbankjuk bankjaik

Derived terms[edit]

(Compound words):

(Expressions):

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from banka (“to knock, to beat”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bank n (genitive singular banks, no plural)

  1. knock, blow

Declension[edit]

declension of bank n-s singular indefinitedefinite nominativebank bankið accusativebank bankið dativebanki bankinu genitivebanks banksins

Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:bank Wikipedia id

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch bank (“bank”). See also bank.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bank

  1. bank, an institution where one can place and borrow money and take care of financial affairs.
  2. bank, a safe and guaranteed place of storage for and retrieval of important items or goods.

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

bank m (plural banek)

  1. bank

Noun[edit]

bank m (plural bankijiet)

  1. bench

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

bank (plural banks)

  1. the bank of a river or lake

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:bank Wikipedia nb

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French banque, from Italian banco (“bench”), banca

Noun[edit]

bank m (definite singular banken, indefinite plural banker, definite plural bankene)

  1. a bank (financial institution)
Derived terms[edit]
Terms derived from bank

Etymology 2[edit]

From the verb banke

Noun[edit]

bank m (definite singular banken, indefinite plural banker, definite plural bankene)

  1. a beat, knock, throb
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

bank

  1. imperative of banke

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:bank Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French banque, from Italian banco (“bench”), banca.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bank m (definite singular banken, indefinite plural bankar, definite plural bankane)

  1. a bank (financial institution)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Old High German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bankiz.

Noun[edit]

bank f

  1. bench

Descendants[edit]


Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian banco, from German Bank.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bank m inan

  1. bank

Declension[edit]

declension of bank singularplural nominativebank banki genitivebanku banków dativebankowi bankom accusativebank banki instrumentalbankiem bankami locativebanku bankach vocativebanku banki

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brückner, Aleksander (1927) Słownik etymologiczny języka polskiego [Etymological Dictionary of the Polish Language] (in Polish), Warsaw: Wiedza Powszechna, published 1985: “z włosk. banco, ‘stół wekslarski’, a to z niem. Bank;”

Further reading[edit]

  • bank in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Slovene[edit]

Noun[edit]

bánk

  1. inflection of bánka:
    1. genitive dual
    2. genitive plural

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch bank, German Bank or Low German bank, all from Italian banco, from Old High German banc, from Proto-Germanic *bankiz.

Noun[edit]

bank c

  1. a bank (financial institution, branch of such an institution)
  2. a bank (place of storage)
  3. a bank (of a river of lake)
  4. a sandbank

Declension[edit]

Declension of bank SingularPlural IndefiniteDefiniteIndefiniteDefinite Nominativebank banken banker bankerna Genitivebanks bankens bankers bankernas

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French banc.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɑŋk/
  • Hyphenation: bank

Noun[edit]

bank (definite accusative bankı, plural banklar)

  1. bench (long seat)

Declension[edit]

Inflection Nominativebank Definite accusativebankı SingularPlural Nominativebank banklar Definite accusativebankı bankları Dativebanka banklara Locativebankta banklarda Ablativebanktan banklardan Genitivebankın bankların Possessive forms SingularPlural 1st singularbankım banklarım 2nd singularbankın bankların 3rd singularbankı bankları 1st pluralbankımız banklarımız 2nd pluralbankınız banklarınız 3rd pluralbankları bankları

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

bank (nominative plural banks)

  1. bank (financial institution)

Declension[edit]

declension of bank singularplural nominativebank banks genitivebanka bankas dativebanke bankes accusativebanki bankis vocative 1o bank! o banks! predicative 2banku bankus
  • 1 status as a case is disputed
  • 2 in later, non-classical Volapük only
Retrieved from "[en.wiktionary.org]" Categories: Hidden categories:

Navigation menu

Personal tools

Namespaces

Variants

    Views

    More

      Navigation

      Tools

      In other languages

      Print/export