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Bank vs. Cliff

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The main difference between Bank and Cliff is that the Bank is a financial institution and Cliff is a significant vertical, or near vertical, rock exposure

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  • Bank (noun)

    An institution where one can place and borrow money and take care of financial affairs.

  • Bank (noun)

    A branch office of such an institution.

  • Bank (noun)

    An underwriter or controller of a card game; also banque.

    "banker"

  • Bank (noun)

    A fund from deposits or contributions, to be used in transacting business; a joint stock or capital.

  • Bank (noun)

    The sum of money etc. which the dealer or banker has as a fund from which to draw stakes and pay losses.

  • Bank (noun)

    money; profit

  • Bank (noun)

    In certain games, such as dominos, a fund of pieces from which the players are allowed to draw.

  • Bank (noun)

    A safe and guaranteed place of storage for and retrieval of important items or goods.

    "blood bank; sperm bank; data bank"

  • Bank (noun)

    A device used to store coins or currency.

    "If you want to buy a bicycle, you need to put the money in your piggy bank."

  • Bank (noun)

    An edge of river, lake, or other watercourse.

  • Bank (noun)

    An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shallow area of shifting sand, gravel, mud, and so forth (for example, a sandbank or mudbank).

    "the banks of Newfoundland"

  • Bank (noun)

    A slope of earth, sand, etc.; an embankment.

  • Bank (noun)

    The incline of an aircraft, especially during a turn.

  • Bank (noun)

    An incline, a hill.

  • Bank (noun)

    A mass noun for a quantity of clouds.

    "The bank of clouds on the horizon announced the arrival of the predicted storm front."

  • Bank (noun)

    The face of the coal at which miners are working.

  • Bank (noun)

    A deposit of ore or coal, worked by excavations above water level.

  • Bank (noun)

    The ground at the top of a shaft.

    "Ores are brought to bank."

  • Bank (noun)

    A row or panel of items stored or grouped together.

    "a bank of switches"

    "a bank of pay phones"

  • Bank (noun)

    A row of keys on a musical keyboard or the equivalent on a typewriter keyboard.

  • Bank (noun)

    A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars.

  • Bank (noun)

    A bench or seat for judges in court.

  • Bank (noun)

    The regular term of a court of law, or the full court sitting to hear arguments upon questions of law, as distinguished from a sitting at nisi prius, or a court held for jury trials. See banc.

  • Bank (noun)

    A kind of table used by printers.

  • Bank (noun)

    A bench, or row of keys belonging to a keyboard, as in an organ.

  • Bank (noun)

    slang for money

  • Bank (verb)

    To deal with a bank or financial institution, or for an institution to provide financial services to a client.

    "He banked with Barclays."

  • Bank (verb)

    To put into a bank.

    "I'm going to bank the money."

  • Bank (verb)

    To conceal in the rectum for use in prison.

    "Johnny banked some coke for me."

  • Bank (verb)

    To roll or incline laterally in order to turn.

  • Bank (verb)

    To cause (an aircraft) to bank.

  • Bank (verb)

    To form into a bank or heap, to bank up.

    "to bank sand"

  • Bank (verb)

    To cover the embers of a fire with ashes in order to retain heat.

  • Bank (verb)

    To raise a mound or dike about; to enclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank.

  • Bank (verb)

    To pass by the banks of.

  • Bank (verb)

    To arrange or order in a row.

  • Cliff (noun)

    A vertical (or nearly vertical) rock face.

Wiktionary
Oxford Dictionary
  • Bank (noun)

    A mound, pile, or ridge of earth, raised above the surrounding level; hence, anything shaped like a mound or ridge of earth; as, a bank of clouds; a bank of snow.

  • Bank (noun)

    A steep acclivity, as the slope of a hill, or the side of a ravine.

  • Bank (noun)

    The margin of a watercourse; the rising ground bordering a lake, river, or sea, or forming the edge of a cutting, or other hollow.

  • Bank (noun)

    An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shoal, shelf, or shallow; as, the banks of Newfoundland.

  • Bank (noun)

    The face of the coal at which miners are working.

  • Bank (noun)

    The lateral inclination of an aëroplane as it rounds a curve; as, a bank of 45° is easy; a bank of 90° is dangerous.

  • Bank (noun)

    A group or series of objects arranged near together; as, a bank of electric lamps, etc.

  • Bank (noun)

    The tilt of a roadway or railroad, at a curve in the road, designed to counteract centrifugal forces acting on vehicles moving rapiudly around the curve, thus reducing the danger of overturning during a turn.

  • Bank (noun)

    A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars.

  • Bank (noun)

    The bench or seat upon which the judges sit.

  • Bank (noun)

    A sort of table used by printers.

  • Bank (noun)

    A bench, or row of keys belonging to a keyboard, as in an organ.

  • Bank (noun)

    An establishment for the custody, loan, exchange, or issue, of money, and for facilitating the transmission of funds by drafts or bills of exchange; an institution incorporated for performing one or more of such functions, or the stockholders (or their representatives, the directors), acting in their corporate capacity.

  • Bank (noun)

    The building or office used for banking purposes.

  • Bank (noun)

    A fund to be used in transacting business, especially a joint stock or capital.

  • Bank (noun)

    The sum of money or the checks which the dealer or banker has as a fund, from which to draw his stakes and pay his losses.

  • Bank (noun)

    In certain games, as dominos, a fund of pieces from which the players are allowed to draw; in Monopoly, the fund of money used to pay bonuses due to the players, or to which they pay fines.

  • Bank (noun)

    a place where something is stored and held available for future use;

  • Bank

    To raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank.

  • Bank

    To heap or pile up; as, to bank sand.

  • Bank

    To pass by the banks of.

  • Bank

    To build (a roadway or railroad) with an inclination at a curve in the road, so as to counteract centrifugal forces acting on vehicles moving rapiudly around the curve, thus reducing the danger of vehicles overturning at a curve; as, the raceway was steeply banked at the curves.

  • Bank

    To deposit in a bank.

  • Bank (verb)

    To keep a bank; to carry on the business of a banker.

  • Bank (verb)

    To deposit money in a bank; to have an account with a banker.

  • Bank (verb)

    To tilt sidewise in rounding a curve; - said of a flying machine, an aërocurve, or the like.

  • Cliff (noun)

    A high, steep rock; a precipice.

  • Cliff (noun)

    See Clef.

Webster Dictionary
  • Bank (noun)

    a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities;

    "he cashed a check at the bank"

    "that bank holds the mortgage on my home"

  • Bank (noun)

    sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water);

    "they pulled the canoe up on the bank"

    "he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents"

  • Bank (noun)

    a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)

  • Bank (noun)

    a building in which commercial banking is transacted;

    "the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"

  • Bank (noun)

    an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers;

    "he operated a bank of switches"

  • Bank (noun)

    a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home;

    "the coin bank was empty"

  • Bank (noun)

    a long ridge or pile;

    "a huge bank of earth"

  • Bank (noun)

    the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games;

    "he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo"

  • Bank (noun)

    a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force

  • Bank (noun)

    a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning);

    "the plane went into a steep bank"

  • Bank (verb)

    tip laterally;

    "the pilot had to bank the aircraft"

  • Bank (verb)

    enclose with a bank;

    "bank roads"

  • Bank (verb)

    do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank;

    "Where do you bank in this town?"

  • Bank (verb)

    act as the banker in a game or in gambling

  • Bank (verb)

    be in the banking business

  • Bank (verb)

    put into a bank account;

    "She deposites her paycheck every month"

  • Bank (verb)

    cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning;

    "bank a fire"

  • Bank (verb)

    have confidence or faith in;

    "We can trust in God"

    "Rely on your friends"

    "bank on your good education"

    "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"

  • Cliff (noun)

    a steep high face of rock;

    "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"

    "a steep drop"

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