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banking Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun engaging in the business of keeping money for savings and checking accounts or for exchange or for issuing loans and credit etc.
  2. noun transacting business with a bank; depositing or withdrawing funds or requesting a loan etc.
  3. verb tip laterally
    • the pilot had to bank the aircraft
  4. verb enclose with a bank
    • bank roads
  5. verb do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank
    • Where do you bank in this town?
  6. verb act as the banker in a game or in gambling
  7. verb be in the banking business
  8. verb put into a bank account
    deposit; bank.
    • She deposits her paycheck every month
  9. verb cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning
    • bank a fire
  10. verb have confidence or faith in
    rely; trust; bank; swear.
    • We can trust in God
    • Rely on your friends
    • bank on your good education
    • I swear by my grandmother's recipes

Bank"ing noun
  1. The business of a bank or of a banker.

Webster 1913

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