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      n  
1    an institution offering certain financial services, such as the safekeeping of money, conversion of domestic into and from foreign currencies, lending of money at interest, and acceptance of bills of exchange  
2    the building used by such an institution  
3    a small container used at home for keeping money  
4    the funds held by a gaming house or a banker or dealer in some gambling games  
5      (in various games)  
a    the stock, as of money, pieces, tokens, etc., on which players may draw  
b    the player holding this stock  
6    any supply, store, or reserve, for future use  
a data bank, a blood bank     
      vb  
7    tr   to deposit (cash, cheques, etc.) in a bank  
8    intr   to transact business with a bank  
9    intr   to engage in the business of banking  
10    intr   to hold the bank in some gambling games,   (See also)        bank on  
     (C15: probably from Italian banca bench, moneychanger's table, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German banc bench)  
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bank          [2]  
      n  
1    a long raised mass, esp. of earth; mound; ridge  
2    a slope, as of a hill  
3    the sloping side of any hollow in the ground, esp. when bordering a river  
the left bank of a river is on a spectator's left looking downstream     
4   
a    an elevated section, rising to near the surface, of the bed of a sea, lake, or river  
b    (in combination)  
sandbank, mudbank     
5   
a    the area around the mouth of the shaft of a mine  
b    the face of a body of ore  
6    the lateral inclination of an aircraft about its longitudinal axis during a turn  
7      (Also called)    banking, camber, cant, superelevation   a bend on a road or on a railway, athletics, cycling, or other track having the outside built higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force on vehicles, runners, etc., rounding it at speed  
8    the cushion of a billiard table  
      vb  
9    when tr, often foll by: up   to form into a bank or mound  
10    tr   to border or enclose (a road, etc.) with a bank  
11    tr, sometimes foll by: up   to cover (a fire) with ashes, fresh fuel, etc., so that it will burn slowly  
12    to cause (an aircraft) to tip laterally about its longitudinal axis or (of an aircraft) to tip in this way, esp. while turning  
13    to travel round a bank, esp. at high speed  
14    tr     (Billiards)   to drive (a ball) into the cushion  
     (C12: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Icelandic bakki hill, Old Danish banke, Swedish backe)  

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bank          [3]  
      n  
1    an arrangement of objects, esp. similar objects, in a row or in tiers  
a bank of dials     
2   
a    a tier of oars in a galley  
b    a bench for the rowers in a galley  
3    a grade of lightweight writing and printing paper used for airmail letters, etc  
4      (Telephony)   (in automatic switching) an assembly of fixed electrical contacts forming a rigid unit in a selector or similar device  
      vb  
5    tr   to arrange in a bank  
     (C17: from Old French banc bench, of Germanic origin; see bank1)  

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bank         

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      n   accumulation, depository, fund, hoard, repository, reserve, reservoir, savings, stock, stockpile, store, storehouse  
2   
      vb   deal with, deposit, keep, save, transact business with  

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bank          [2]  
      n  
1    banking, embankment, heap, mass, mound, pile, ridge  
2    brink, edge, margin, shore, side  
      vb  
3    amass, heap, mass, mound, pile, stack  
4    camber, cant, heel, incline, pitch, slant, slope, tilt, tip  

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bank          [3]  
      n   array, file, group, line, rank, row, sequence, series, succession, tier, train  

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n.
unconventional monetary policy used by central banks to stimulate the national economy when conventional monetary policy has become ineffective.
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