from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The business of a bank.
  • noun The occupation of a banker.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The business or employment of a banker; the business carried on by a bank.
  • Pertaining to or conducted by a bank: as, banking operations.
  • noun The act of raising a mound or bank, or of inclosing with a bank.
  • noun The bank or mound raised; anything piled up to serve as a bank, as a raised edging of wax on a plate that is to be treated with acids for etching.
  • noun A general term for fishing as practised on the banks of Newfoundland.
  • noun In coal-mining, the sorting or loading of coals “at bank,” or at the mouth of the shaft.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The business of a bank or of a banker.
  • noun an establishment or office in which, or a firm by whom, banking is done.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The business of managing a bank
  • noun The occupation of managing or working in a bank
  • noun aviation A horizontal turn.
  • verb Present participle of bank.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun engaging in the business of keeping money for savings and checking accounts or for exchange or for issuing loans and credit etc.
  • noun transacting business with a bank; depositing or withdrawing funds or requesting a loan etc.


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