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noun [countable] bank pronunciation in British English /bæŋk/ 
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  1. 2
    a raised area of land along the side of a river

    A man was fishing on the opposite bank.

    bank of:

    The village lies on the east bank of the river Derwent.

    1. a.
      a long area of land with sloping sides

      There was a steep bank looking onto the football ground.

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    2. b.
      a long pile of earth, snow, or sand
      bank of:

      Great banks of snow and ice lined the roads.

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  2. 3
    a large collection, especially of information or ideas

    an impressive data bank

    bank of:

    The library has a valuable bank of old documents.

    1. a.
  3. 4
    a large number of things in a row, especially pieces of equipment
    bank of:

    a bank of TV monitors


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