bank

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. slope, hillside; mound, heap, ridge; tier; beach, shore, shoal; depository, vault. See obliquity, land, store. —v. tilt, angle, slope; deposit. See edge, aviation.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A wall of earth]
Syn. levee, embankment, mound; see ridge 2 .
2. [Ground rising above adjacent water]
Syn. ledge, cliff, edge, shore; see shore .
3. [Raised ground under water]
Syn. shoal, reef, bar; see shoal .
4. [A financial establishment]
Syn. savings bank, commercial bank, countinghouse, investment firm, banking house, financial custodian, credit union, trust company, treasury, exchequer, repository of funds, national bank, state bank, cooperative bank, savings and loan association, thrift (institution), Federal Reserve Bank, private bank, lending institution, depository, vault, automated teller machine or ATM, cash machine.
5. [A row of objects close together]
Syn. series, group, sequence; see line 1 .
6. [The pitch in a turn]
Syn. slope, lean, incline; see inclination 5 .
7. [A gambling establishment]
Syn. the house, cashier, club; see casino .
See Synonym Study at shoal , shore . v.
1. [To deposit money]
Syn. save, deposit, put in the bank, enter an account; see deposit 2 .
2. [To operate a bank]
Syn. lend money, hold money in trust, practice usury, speculate.
3. [To heap earth or similar material]
Syn. dike, pile, hill; see heap 1 .
4. [To cover a fire for the night]
Syn. trim, build up, stoke, replenish, regulate, cover.
5. [To tilt on a curve]
Syn. lean, pitch, bend, slope; see lean 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. financial institution, savings and loan, S&L, lending institution, thrift, trust company, treasury, credit union, Federal Reserve Bank, mortgage company. ''A place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.''—Robert Frost.
WORD FIND
assets pledged as security for a loan: collateral
ATM: automated teller machine
ATM access code: pin (personal identification) number
bad check-writing: kiting
CD: certficate of deposit
check guaranteed by bank to be covered: certified check
checking account that earns interest on unused funds: NOW (negotiable order of withdrawal) account
check returned due to insufficient funds: bounced check
clerk: teller
conceal large sums of illegally gained money by depositing in several small accounts: launder
deposit of third party made to assure fulfillment of contract: escrow
document such as draft, deed or bond: instrument
fail to pay off a loan: default
failure to pay loan on time: delinquency
FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
federal banking system and clearinghouse: Federal Reserve System
interest rate charged on loans to member banks by Federal Reserve Bank: discount rate
loan payment, large initial: down payment
loan payment that is larger than all the others: balloon payment
lowest interest rate at a given time: prime rate
messenger/*gopher: runner
office or central bank where bankers meet to settle balances: clearinghouse
one percent of loan paid up front: point
order to bank to refuse payment on a check drawn: stop payment
panicked withdrawals on fear of bank closure: bank run
payment, order for: draft, money order
payment for use of credit or funds: interest
pay off loan in one large installment instead of many smaller ones: commute
record book of deposits and withdrawals: passbook, bankbook
seriousness, payment establishing borrower’s: earnest money
signature authorizing payment of check: endorsement
storage space for customer’s valuables: safe deposit box
teller’s small window: wicket
value of business, home or other investment after all debts are subtracted: equity
vault, personal: safe deposit box
withdrawal in excess of funds in account: overdraft
see money, security (3)
2. embankment slope, hill, ledge, mound, levee.
3. row tier, course, string, line, array, series.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To put into a disordered pile: drift, heap, hill, lump1, mound, pile (up), stack. See ORDER.
V
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A group of things gathered haphazardly: agglomeration, cumulus, drift, heap, hill, mass, mess, mound, mountain, pile, shock2, stack, tumble. See ORDER.
VI
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To place (money) in a bank: deposit, lay away, salt away. Informal: sock away. See KEEP, MONEY.

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