- to drive (a ball) to the cushion.
- to pocket (the object ball) by driving it against the bank.
Origin of bank1
synonym study for bank
Other definitions for bank (2 of 3)
- the stock or fund of pieces from which the players draw.
- the fund of the manager or the dealer.
- a sum of money, especially as a fund for use in business.
- a moneychanger's table, counter, or shop.
Origin of bank2
Other definitions for bank (3 of 3)
- (formerly) a bench on which sheets are placed as printed.
- Also called, especially British, random. the sloping work surface at the top of a compositor's workbench.
- a table or rack on which type material is stored before being made up in forms.
Origin of bank3
How to use bank in a sentence
Most Americans saw that $1,200 stimulus check automatically deposit into their bank accounts.Saturday is the final deadline to get your CARES Act $1,200 stimulus check|Lance Lambert|November 20, 2020|Fortune
Both urban and rural food networks have seen donations drop, forcing food banks to dip into their own budgets to purchase food that usually would be freely given.‘Can’t eat a gift card’: Rural food banks fight to put turkeys on the table|Kyle Swenson|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Interest ratesCentral banks have kept rates low during the pandemic.The biggest risks and opportunities for investors in 2021|matthewheimer|November 20, 2020|Fortune
Bank stocks have lagged the broader market, but bank earnings should jump as the economy moves closer to normalcy.
As recently outlined in a major study, business owners of color overall, both male and female, are plagued by the challenges of finding equity capital to launch a new venture, or of accessing bank credit for expansion.To jump-start America’s economy, invest in women entrepreneurs of color|matthewheimer|November 19, 2020|Fortune
At 9:03, the second plane banked sickly toward the south tower as the world watched on television.
It banked a Disney-record $67.4 million over the three-day weekend, and $93.9 million for the five-day holiday.Why ‘Frozen’ Is the Highest-Grossing Animated Movie Ever|Marina Watts|March 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We drove along the beach outside of her base to a highway banked by long stretches of shopping developments.Spies, Lies, and Rape in the Air Force: An Undercover Agent's Story|Jacob Siegel|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is a comfort level for women to be banked by other women.
The de Blasio campaign banked on the ultra-liberal electorate that decides New York City primary elections.Bill de Blasio Cruises to Victory in New York City Mayoral Primary|David Freedlander|September 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
About midnight the combination of sultry heat and banked clouds produced the usual results.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
In the west the sky was a maze of colors as the last rays of the sun flashed on the banked clouds.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank
Between green thickets and leafy arbors she could see the silver stream of the Kuweik creeping silently in its flower-banked bed.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
He banked left and followed the contour of the mountain, and found another group of soldiers camped near the pumice works.The Flaming Mountain|Harold Leland Goodwin
The entire pedestal was banked by pots of growing plants—including palms, dracinas, ponisettas in full bloom, etc.
British Dictionary definitions for bank (1 of 3)
- the stock, as of money, pieces, tokens, etc, on which players may draw
- the player holding this stock
Word Origin for bank
British Dictionary definitions for bank (2 of 3)
- an elevated section, rising to near the surface, of the bed of a sea, lake, or river
- (in combination)sandbank; mudbank
- the area around the mouth of the shaft of a mine
- the face of a body of ore
Word Origin for bank
British Dictionary definitions for bank (3 of 3)
- a tier of oars in a galley
- a bench for the rowers in a galley
Word Origin for bank
Other Idioms and Phrases with bank
In addition to the idiom beginning with bank
- bank on
- break the bank
- laugh all the way to the bank