October 27, 2012 - Word of the Day
The most common use for the word "bank" is when describing the place where money is stored, exchanged, loaned, or borrowed:
- Bob needs to go to the bank and make a deposit.
- If you need money to start your own business, you might be able to borrow some from a bank.
- A bank might loan you money.
- Many children put the money they receive in a piggy bank.
- My nephew is thinking about going into banking when he graduates from college.
There are some other ways to use the word "bank."
- The area alongside a river is called a "bank." In this picture, you can see a lot of large rocks on the banks of the river.
a river bank
- People who play basketball often bank the ball off of the backboard in order to get the ball through the hoop.
Bank the ball against the backboard.
- People who play pool usually know how to bank a billiard ball off of the sides of the table or off of other balls when trying to get a ball into a pocket.
They're playing pool.
Finally, there's an expression that people use when they want to say that something or someone is dependable or reliable and certainty is high:
You can bank on that.
- A good college education can lead to a high-paying position within a company. You can bank on that.
- Don't bank on finding a place to park your car downtown tonight. All the parking garages will probably be full.
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