Bank

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See also: bank, Bánk, bänk, and Bänk

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English banc (bank, hillock, embankment).

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Bank

  1. A village in the New Forest in Hampshire, England.
  2. (rail transport) A major London Underground station in the City of London, named after the Bank of England and one of the busiest stations on the network (OS grid ref TQ3281)
    • 2019 October 23, Paul Stephen delivers a progress report on London Underground's transformative Bank Station capacity upgrade, Rail, page 68:
      Anybody familiar with the London Underground network will know that Bank Tube station is a place to be avoided - if at all possible - on a weekday morning. Located at the very heart of London's 'Square Mile' financial district, some 70,000 people detrain there during the morning peak, to pass through its gatelines and those at the adjoining station at Monument. A further 50,000 passengers squeeze into the station complex at exactly the same time of day, in order to change between the five lines that pass through it.

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  • IPA(key): /baŋk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aŋk

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German banc, bank (height), from Proto-Germanic *bankiz. Related to Old Saxon bank.

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Bank f (genitive Bank, plural Bänke)

  1. bench (which people sit on); pew
  2. workbench (which things can be set down on)
  3. bank (collection of material in a body of water)
  4. (soccer) substitutes' bench
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Italian banco (bench, bank), from the same Old High German word banc, bank (height) as above.

Noun[edit]

Bank f (genitive Bank, plural Banken)

  1. bank (financial institution)
  2. a facility for storage of a particular thing:
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Bank f (plural Banken)

  1. bank (financial institution)

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German bank. Compare German Bank, Dutch bank, English bench.

Noun[edit]

Bank f (plural Benk)

  1. bench
  2. workbench

Plautdietsch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Italian banco, itself from Proto-Germanic *bankiz (bulge; bench).

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Bank f (plural Banken)

  1. bank