From another dictionary:
bank 1 |ba ng k|
1 the land alongside or sloping down to a river or lake : willows lined the riverbank.
2 a slope, mass, or mound of a particular substance : a bank of clouds | a bank of snow.
• an elevation in the seabed or a riverbed; a mudbank or sandbank.
• a transverse slope given to a road, railroad, or sports track to enable vehicles or runners to maintain speed around a curve.
• the sideways tilt of an aircraft when turning in flight : flying with small amounts of bank.
3 a set or series of similar things, esp. electrical or electronic devices, grouped together in rows : the DJ had big banks of lights and speakers on either side of his console.
• a tier of oars : the early ships had only twenty-five oars in each bank.
4 the cushion of a pool table : [as adj. ] a bank shot.
bank 2 |bøŋk| |baŋk|
a financial establishment that invests money deposited by customers, pays it out when required, makes loans at interest, and exchanges currency : I paid the money straight into my bank.
• a stock of something available for use when required : a blood bank | building a bank of test items is the responsibility of teachers.
• a place where something may be safely kept : the computer's memory bank.
• ( the bank) the store of money or tokens held by the banker in some gambling or board games.
• the person holding this store; the banker.
• Brit. a site or receptacle where something may be deposited for recycling : a paper bank.
1 move or cause to move in a circular direction wholly or partly around an axis or point : [ intrans. ] the big wheel was turning | [ trans. ] I turned the key in the door and crept in.
Now the wheel turns
Yesterday the wheel turned
It has turned
It had turned
It is turning
It was turning
turning |ˈtərni ng | |ˈtərnɪŋ| |ˈtəːnɪŋ|
1 a place where a road branches off another : take the first turning on the right.
2 the action or skill of using a lathe.
• ( turnings) shavings of wood or metal resulting from turning something on a lathe.