1. One who conducts the business of banking; one who, individually, or as a member of a company, keeps an establishment for the deposit or loan of money, or for traffic in money, bills of exchange, etc.

2. A money changer.

3. The dealer, or one who keeps the bank in a gambling house.

4. A vessel employed in the cod fishery on the banks of Newfoundland.

5. A ditcher; a drain digger.

6. The stone bench on which masons cut or square their work.

See: the nouns Bank and the verbs derived from them.

(01 Mar 1998)

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