(n.) A bench; a high seat, or seat of distinction or judgment; a tribunal or court.
(n.) A mound, pile, or ridge of earth, raised above the surrounding level; hence, anything shaped like a mound or ridge of earth; as, a bank of clouds; a bank of snow.
(n.) A steep acclivity, as the slope of a hill, or the side of a ravine.
(n.) The margin of a watercourse; the rising ground bordering a lake, river, or sea, or forming the edge of a cutting, or other hollow.
(n.) An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shoal, shelf, or shallow; as, the banks of Newfoundland.
(n.) The face of the coal at which miners are working.
(n.) A deposit of ore or coal, worked by excavations above water level.
(n.) The ground at the top of a shaft; as, ores are brought to bank.
(v. t.) To raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank.
(v. t.) To heap or pile up; as, to bank sand.
(v. t.) To pass by the banks of.
(n.) A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars.
(n.) The bench or seat upon which the judges sit.
(n.) 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.
(n.) A sort of table used by printers.
(n.) A bench, or row of keys belonging to a keyboard, as in an organ.
(n.) An establishment for the custody, loan, exchange, or issue, of money, and for facilitating the transmission of funds by drafts or bills of exchange; an institution incorporated for performing one or more of such functions, or the stockholders (or their representatives, the directors), acting in their corporate capacity.
(n.) The building or office used for banking purposes.
(n.) A fund from deposits or contributions, to be used in transacting business; a joint stock or capital.
(n.) The sum of money or the checks which the dealer or banker has as a fund, from which to draw his stakes and pay his losses.
(n.) In certain games, as dominos, a fund of pieces from which the players are allowed to draw.
(v. t.) To deposit in a bank.
(v. i.) To keep a bank; to carry on the business of a banker.
(v. i.) To deposit money in a bank; to have an account with a banker.
(n.) A group or series of objects arranged near together; as, a bank of electric lamps, etc.
(n.) The lateral inclination of an aeroplane as it rounds a curve; as, a bank of 45¡ is easy; a bank of 90¡ is dangerous.
(v. i.) To tilt sidewise in rounding a curve; -- said of a flying machine, an aerocurve, or the like.