• Banking Grounds
    Banking Grounds
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n banking transacting business with a bank; depositing or withdrawing funds or requesting a loan etc.
    • n banking engaging in the business of keeping money for savings and checking accounts or for exchange or for issuing loans and credit etc.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The boys poke about in a brook, while the girls relax on the bank The boys poke about in a brook, while the girls relax on the bank
Keep Away from the Banks for Fear The Banks Will Cave In 329 Keep Away from the Banks for Fear The Banks Will Cave In 329
The River Bank The River Bank
wolfhound and dingoes sliding down a bank wolfhound and dingoes sliding down a bank
American Museum Expedition on the Red Deer River. Fossils secured along the banks were packed and loaded aboard the large scow and floated down the river to the railway station American Museum Expedition on the Red Deer River. Fossils secured along the banks were packed and loaded aboard the...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Bank of America was originally called the Bank of Italy until the founder, Amedeo Giannini, changed the name in 1930
    • n Banking The business of a bank or of a banker.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The average bank teller loses about $250 every year
    • n banking The act of raising a mound or bank, or of inclosing with a bank.
    • n banking 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.
    • n banking A general term for fishing as practised on the banks of Newfoundland.
    • n banking In coal-mining, the sorting or loading of coals “at bank,” or at the mouth of the shaft.
    • n banking The business or employment of a banker; the business carried on by a bank.
    • banking Pertaining to or conducted by a bank: as, banking operations.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Half of all bank robberies take place on a Friday.
    • Banking the business of a banker
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  • Eddie George
    Eddie George
    “Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.”
  • Harvey Goldsmith
    Harvey Goldsmith
    “I hate banks. They do nothing positive for anybody except take care of themselves. They're first in with their fees and first out when there's trouble.”
  • Bertolt Brecht
    “What's breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?”
  • Bob Hope
    “A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove you don't need it.”
  • Donald H. Mcgannon
    Donald H. Mcgannon
    “There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage.”
  • Jon Wynne-Tyson
    Jon Wynne-Tyson
    “The effectiveness of our memory banks is determined not by the total number of facts we take in, but the number we wish to reject.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. banque, of Teut. origin, cog. with two foregoing words.


In literature:

Charley walked away up the river-bank and hid himself in the bush.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
My daily round of errands led me from broker to broker and from bank to bank, and always I heard talk of copper.
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
As Houck moved forward to the gate the moon disappeared back of the banked clouds.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Numberless stories are told of their bold robberies, both from individuals and from banks.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger
Snakes abound in the low bushes at the mouth of the Rimac, and some kinds, which are venomous, live on the arid sand-banks.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
As bank after bank suspended, it was found that the paper issue had increased from $51,000,000 in 1830 to $149,000,000 in 1837.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
We already have a bank here, Miss Benham.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Eustace and Harding both helped to carry the bundles and boxes into the bank.
"The Rider of Waroona" by Firth Scott
Save for his small bank balance and the house over his head, he had nothing in the world.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
BADEN, a town in the Swiss canton of Aargau, on the left bank of the river Limmat, 14 m. by rail N.W.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various

In poetry:

The minstrel did not wait
The Warden stout to thank,
But recollected straight
He'd business at the Bank.
"The Troubadour" by William Schwenck Gilbert
I saw it in my evening walk
A little lonely flower —
Under a hollow bank it grew
Deep in a mossy bower.
"The Primrose" by Caroline Anne Bowles Southey
I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn't,
So I jumped in and sank.
"Life Is Fine" by Langston Hughes
T' wind is in a cold airt,
A ship's nobbut a plank,
Protectin' them poor fisher lads
Oot on t' Dogger Bank.
"Lament" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
Broke! Broke! Broken
Your master's bank is broken!
He will count no more his profits o'er
O Lilly Willy Woken!
"Lilly-Willy-Woken" by Henry Clay Work
But the west begins to burn,
From the river's bank I turn,
Musing on my homeward way
On the teachings of the day.
"The Deserted Mansion" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Coast National Bank Selling Morro Bay Branch Office and Related Deposits to Heritage Oaks Bank.
Bernanke told lawmakers he doesn't believe any major banks are on the verge of failure and sought to squash speculation banks need to be nationalized .
The question of whether big, weak banks such as Citigroup (C) and Bank of America (BAC) should be nationalized is dividing the nation right up to the highest realms of finance.
According to the Cut Bank Animal Control, there has been a sighting of a female mountain lion in the area around the Cut Bank City Pool.
CENTERVILLE — The Stitching Bee Needlework Group invites all needlework enthusiasts to display their work at Iowa Trust and Savings Bank Oct 11-13 during regular banking hours.
Silicon Valley Bank CIO Prashant Nema knows his bank must be at the forefront of technology -- because all of its clients are there, as well.
First Farmers & Merchants Bank has been named one of the top 200 community banks in the United States, according to US Banker magazine.
Treasury's claim that the bank bailouts will return a profit ignores the other, more costly programs enabling the banks to repay their TARP funds.
Bank of America Rids Itself of Unwieldy Operation as Swiss Bank Gains Heft in Foreign Markets.
GLOBE & MAIL: Bank of Nova Scotia 's New President Signals Generational Shift for Canadian Banks.
Peter Orszag is named a Vice Chairman in Global Banking and will be a member of bank's Senior Strategic Advisory Group.
The Ohio State University and Huntington Bank today announced an exclusive 15-year partnership, making it the university's official consumer bank.
Bank Leumi Le-Israel Ltd (LUMI) and Bank Hapoalim Ltd (POLI) advanced on bets declines in the past year were overdone after the central bank published capital ratio guidelines that were lower than expected.
The Red River has spilled over its banks in St Jean Baptiste and is near the top of its banks at Emerson, Letellier and Morris, while the Souris River has exceeded its banks at Melita.
Three high-ranking executives at JPMorgan Chase are expected to exit this week as the bank struggles to manage the fallout caused by a botched hedging strategy that cost the bank more than $2 billion.

In science:

For all these purposes an extensive data bank is necessary.
Simple functional forms for total cross sections from neutron-nucleus collisions
Codd, E.: A relational model for large shared data banks.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
Codd, E.: A relational model for large shared data banks.
An Extended Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Disjunctive Information
The Dirac Spectrum in QCD In this section we show that the smallest eigenvalues of the QCD Dirac operator are related to the chiral condensate by means of the Banks-Casher relation.
QCD, Chiral Random Matrix Theory and Integrability
Banks-Casher Relation The order parameter of the chiral phase transition, h ¯ψψi, is nonzero only below a critical temperature.
QCD, Chiral Random Matrix Theory and Integrability