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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Banc \Banc\, Bancus \Ban"cus\, Bank \Bank\, n. [OF. banc, LL.
   bancus. See Bank, n.]
   A bench; a high seat, or seat of distinction or judgment; a
   tribunal or court.
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   In banc, In banco (the ablative of bancus), In bank, in
      full court, or with full judicial authority; as, sittings
      in banc (distinguished from sittings at nisi prius).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bank \Bank\ (b[a^][ng]k), n. [OE. banke; akin to E. bench, and
   prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. bakki. See Bench.]
   1. 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.
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            They cast up a bank against the city. --2 Sam. xx.
                                                  15.
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   2. A steep acclivity, as the slope of a hill, or the side of
      a ravine.
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   3. The margin of a watercourse; the rising ground bordering a
      lake, river, or sea, or forming the edge of a cutting, or
      other hollow.
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            Tiber trembled underneath her banks.  --Shak.
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   4. An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shoal,
      shelf, or shallow; as, the banks of Newfoundland.
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   5. (Mining)
      (a) The face of the coal at which miners are working.
      (b) A deposit of ore or coal, worked by excavations above
          water level.
      (c) The ground at the top of a shaft; as, ores are brought
          to bank.
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   6. (A["e]ronautics) The lateral inclination of an
      a["e]roplane as it rounds a curve; as, a bank of 45[deg]
      is easy; a bank of 90[deg] is dangerous.
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   7. A group or series of objects arranged near together; as, a
      bank of electric lamps, etc.
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   8. The tilt of a roadway or railroad, at a curve in the road,
      designed to counteract centrifugal forces acting on
      vehicles moving rapiudly around the curve, thus reducing
      the danger of overturning during a turn.
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   Bank beaver (Zool.), the otter. [Local, U.S.]

   Bank swallow, a small American and European swallow
      (Clivicola riparia) that nests in a hole which it
      excavates in a bank.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bank \Bank\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Banked(b[a^][ng]kt); p. pr. &
   vb. n. Banking.]
   1. To raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or
      fortify with a bank; to embank. "Banked well with earth."
      --Holland.
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   2. To heap or pile up; as, to bank sand.
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   3. To pass by the banks of. [Obs.] --Shak.
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   4. (Engineering) To build (a roadway or railroad) with an
      inclination at a curve in the road, so as to counteract
      centrifugal forces acting on vehicles moving rapiudly
      around the curve, thus reducing the danger of vehicles
      overturning at a curve; as, the raceway was steeply banked
      at the curves.
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   To bank a fire, To bank up a fire, to cover the coals or
      embers with ashes or cinders, thus keeping the fire low
      but alive.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bank \Bank\, n. [Prob. fr. F. banc. Of German origin, and akin
   to E. bench. See Bench.]
   1. A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars.
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            Placed on their banks, the lusty Trojan sweep
            Neptune's smooth face, and cleave the yielding deep.
                                                  --Waller.
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   2. (Law)
      (a) The bench or seat upon which the judges sit.
      (b) 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. --Burrill.
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   3. (Printing) A sort of table used by printers.
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   4. (Music) A bench, or row of keys belonging to a keyboard,
      as in an organ. --Knight.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bank \Bank\, n. [F. banque, It. banca, orig. bench, table,
   counter, of German origin, and akin to E. bench; cf. G. bank
   bench, OHG. banch. See Bench, and cf. Banco, Beach.]
   1. 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.
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   2. The building or office used for banking purposes.
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   3. A fund to be used in transacting business, especially a
      joint stock or capital.
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            Let it be no bank or common stock, but every man be
            master of his own money.              --Bacon.
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   4. (Gaming) 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.
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   5. In certain games, as dominos, a fund of pieces from which
      the players are allowed to draw; in Monopoly, the fund of
      money used to pay bonuses due to the players, or to which
      they pay fines.
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   6. a place where something is stored and held available for
      future use; specifically, an organization that stores
      biological products for medical needs; as, a blood bank,
      an organ bank, a sperm bank.
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   Bank credit, a credit by which a person who has given the
      required security to a bank has liberty to draw to a
      certain extent agreed upon.

   Bank of deposit, a bank which receives money for safe
      keeping.

   Bank of issue, a bank which issues its own notes payable to
      bearer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bank \Bank\, v. t.
   To deposit in a bank. --Johnson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bank \Bank\, v. i.
   1. To keep a bank; to carry on the business of a banker.
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   2. To deposit money in a bank; to have an account with a
      banker.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bank \Bank\, v. i. (A["e]ronautics)
   To tilt sidewise in rounding a curve; -- said of a flying
   machine, an a["e]rocurve, or the like.
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