Synonyms for banks


1. Banks, Sir Joseph Banks
usage: English botanist who accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1743-1820)


1. Banks, Sir Joseph Banks
usage: sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water); "they pulled the canoe up on the bank"; "he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents"
2. bank, slope, incline, side
usage: a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities; "he cashed a check at the bank"; "that bank holds the mortgage on my home"
3. depository financial institution, bank, banking concern, banking company, financial institution, financial organization, financial organisation
usage: a long ridge or pile; "a huge bank of earth"
4. bank, ridge
usage: an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers; "he operated a bank of switches"
5. bank, array
usage: a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)
6. bank, reserve, backlog, stockpile
usage: the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games; "he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo"
7. bank, funds, finances, monetary resource, cash in hand, pecuniary resource
usage: a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
8. bank, cant, camber, slope, incline, side
usage: a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home; "the coin bank was empty"
9. savings bank, coin bank, money box, bank, container
usage: a building in which the business of banking transacted; "the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"
10. bank, bank building, depository, deposit, depositary, repository
usage: a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning); "the plane went into a steep bank"


1. bank, tip
usage: tip laterally; "the pilot had to bank the aircraft"
2. bank, enclose, close in, inclose, shut in
usage: enclose with a bank; "bank roads"
3. bank, transact
usage: do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank; "Where do you bank in this town?"
4. bank, act
usage: act as the banker in a game or in gambling
5. bank, work, do work
usage: be in the banking business
6. deposit, bank, give
usage: put into a bank account; "She deposits her paycheck every month"
7. bank, cover
usage: cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning; "bank a fire"
8. trust, swear, rely, bank, believe
usage: have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"
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