1. Noun.  An institution where one can place and borrow money and take care of financial affairs.
  2. Noun.  A branch office of such an institution.
  3. Noun.  An underwriter or controller of a card game, also ''banque''.
  4. Noun.  A safe and guaranteed place of storage for and retrieval of important items or goods.
  5. Verb.  (intransitive) To deal with a bank or financial institution.
  6. Verb.  (transitive) To put into a '''bank'''.
  7. Noun.  An edge of river, lake, or other watercourse.
  8. Noun.  (nautical) An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shallow area of shifting sand, gravel, mud, and so forth (for example, a sandbank or mudbank).
  9. Noun.  A slope of earth, sand, etc.; an embankment.
  10. Noun.  (aviation) The incline of an aircraft, especially during a turn.
  11. Noun.  (rail transport) An incline, a hill.
  12. Verb.  (intransitive, aviation) To roll or incline laterally in order to turn.
  13. Verb.  (transitive) To cause (an aircraft) to '''bank'''.
  14. Verb.  (transitive) To form into a '''bank''' or heap, to bank up.
  15. Verb.  (transitive) To cover the embers of a fire with ashes in order to retain heat.
  16. Noun.  A row or panel of items stored or grouped together.
  17. Noun.  A row of keys on a musical keyboard or the equivalent on a typewriter keyboard.
  18. Verb.  (transitive, order and arrangement) To arrange or order in a row.

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