Apple vs Bank - What's the difference?

apple | bank |


As a proper noun apple

is a nickname for new york city, usually “the big apple”.

As a noun bank is

bench, pew.

apple

English

(wikipedia apple)

Alternative forms

* apl (Jamaican English)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A common, round fruit produced by the tree Malus domestica , cultivated in temperate climates.
  • * c. 1378 , (William Langland), Piers Plowman :
  • I prayed pieres to pulle adown an apple .
  • * 1815 , (Jane Austen), Emma :
  • Not that I had any doubt before – I have so often heard Mr. Woodhouse recommend a baked apple .
  • * 2013 , John Vallins, The Guardian , 28 Oct 2013:
  • Close by and under cover, I watched the juicing process. Apples were washed, then tipped, stalks and all, into the crusher and reduced to pulp.
  • Any of various tree-borne fruits or vegetables especially considered as resembling an apple; also (with qualifying words) used to form the names of other specific fruits such as (custard apple), (thorn apple) etc.
  • * 1658 , trans. Giambattista della Porta, Natural Magick , I.16:
  • In Persia there grows a deadly tree, whose Apples are Poison, and present death.
  • * 1784 , (James Cook), A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean , II:
  • Otaheite […] is remarkable for producing great quantities of that delicious fruit we called apples , which are found in none of the others, except Eimeo.
  • * 1825 , Theodric Romeyn Beck, Elements of Medical Jurisprudence , 2nd edition, p. 565:
  • Hippomane mancinella. (Manchineel-tree.) Dr. Peysonnel relates that a soldier, who was a slave with the Turks, eat some of the apples of this tree, and was soon seized with a swelling and pain of the abdomen.
  • The fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, eaten by Adam and Eve according to post-Biblical Christian tradition; the forbidden fruit.
  • * 1667 , (John Milton), Paradise Lost , Book X:
  • Him by fraud I have seduced / From his Creator; and, the more to encrease / Your wonder, with an apple […].
  • * 1985 , (Barry Reckord), The White Witch :
  • Woman ate the apple , and discovered sex, and lost all shame, and lift up her fig—leaf, and she must suffer the pains of hell. Monthly.
  • A tree of the genus Malus , especially one cultivated for its edible fruit; the apple tree.
  • * 1913 , John Weathers, Commercial Gardening , p. 38:
  • If the grafted portion of an Apple or other tree were examined after one hundred years, the old cut surfaces would still be present, for mature or ripened wood, being dead, never unites.
  • * 2000 PA Thomas, Trees: Their Natural History , p. 227:
  • This allows a weak plant to benefit from the strong roots of another, or a vigorous tree (such as an apple ) to be kept small by growing on 'dwarfing rootstock'.
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  • * 2012 , Terri Reid, The Everything Guide to Living Off the Grid , p. 77:
  • Other fruit trees, like apples , need well-drained soil.
  • The wood of the apple tree.
  • (in the plural, Cockney rhyming slang) Short for apples and pears , slang for stairs.
  • (baseball, slang, obsolete) The ball in baseball.
  • (informal) When smiling, the round, fleshy part of the cheeks between the eyes and the corners of the mouth.
  • Derived terms

    * Adam's apple * alligator apple * an apple a day, an apple a day keeps the doctor away * Apple * apples and oranges, apples to oranges (to compare ) * apples and pears * apple aphid, apple aphis * apple-bee * apple-berry * apple blight * apple blossom * apple borer * apple-box * apple brandy * apple brown tortrix * apple bud and leaf mite * apple bud moth * apple bud weevil * apple-bug * apple butter * apple cake * apple canker * applecart * apple charlotte * apple-cheeked * apple-cheese * apple cider * apple clearwing moth * apple core * apple-corer * apple-crook * apple crumble * appled * the apple doesn't fall far from the tree * apple domain * apple-domed * apple-dowdy * apple-drane, apple-drone * apple drops * apple dumpling * apple dumplin shop * apple-eating * apple-faced * apple-fallow * apple fly * apple fritter * apple fruit weevil * apple fruit rhynchites * apple-garth * apple geranium * apple grain aphid * apple-grass aphid * apple green, apple-green * apple-grey * apple-gum * apple head, applehead * apple-headed * apple ice wine * Apple Isle * apple-jack, applejack * apple jacks * apple jelly * apple jelly nodules * apple-john * apple juice * apple-knocker * apple leaf miner * appleless * apple liqueur * apple maggot * apple martini * apple midge * apple mint, applemint * apple-monger * apple-mose * apple-moss * apple-moth * apple nut * apple of Adam * apple of discord * apple of love * apple of Peru * apple of Sodom * apple of somebody's eye, apple of the eye * apple-oil * apple orchard * apple pandowdy * apple-pear * apple-peeler * apple-peru * apple pie * apple-plum * apple-polish * apple-polisher * apple-polishing * apple-pomice * apple potato bread * apple Punic * apple pygmy moth * apple root aphid * apple rust * apple rust mite * apples * apples and pears * apple sauce, applesauce * apple sawfly * apple scab * apple schnapps * apple-scoop * apple seed, appleseed * apple shell * apple small ermine moth * apple-snail * apple-slump * apple snow * apples of gold * apple of one's eye, apple of somebody's eye * Apples of the Hesperides * apple sourpuss * apple's queen * apple-squire * apple strudel * apple sucker * appletini * Appletise, Appletiser * apple tree * apple turnover * apple twig-cutter * (Apple Valley) * Apple Wassail * apple-water * apple wedger * apple weevil, apple blossom weevil * apple-wife * apple wine * apple-woman * applewood * apple worm * apple-wort * apple-yard * a rotten apple spoils the barrel * as sure as God made little apples, sure as God made little apples * bad apple * bake-apple, bakeapple, baked-apple * baking apple * Baldwin apple * balm-apple * balsam apple * bell apple * the Big Apple * bitter apple * blade apple * bob for apples * bobbing for apples * Bragi's apples * candied apple, candy apple * caramel apple * cashew apple * cedar apple * cedar-apple rust * cherry apple * chess-apple * cider-apple * common thorn apple * compare apples with apples * cooking apple * crab apple, crabapple * Criterion apple * custard apple * Dead-Sea apple * desert thorn-apple * dessert apple * devil's apple * devil's apples * earth-apple * eating apple * egg apple * elephant apple * golden apple * green apple aphid * hedge apple * hogapple * horseapple * how do you like them apples? * Indian apple * Jamaica apple * java apple * Jew's apple * John-apple * June-apple * kai apple * kangaroo apple * kei-apple * lady apple * the Little Apple * love apple * Macoun apple * mad apple * Malay apple * mamey apple * mammee apple * mandrake apple * May apple, mayapple * McIntosh * median apple * Micah Rood's apples * monkey apple * monkey apple tree * oak apple, oak-apple * Otaheite apple * pear-apple * Persian apple * Peruvian apple cactus * pineapple * pink fir apple * pitch apple * polish the apple * pond apple * potato apple, potato-apple * prairie apple * prairie crab apple * prickly custard apple * Punic apple * queen apple * road apple * road apples * rose apple * rotten apple * sage-apple * sea-apple * seven-year apple * sheld-apple, shell-apple * she'll be apples, she's apples * Snapple * snow apple * soap apple * sorb-apple * southern crab apple * star apple * stocking-apple * stone apple * sugar apple * sweet apple * taffy apple, toffee apple * thorn apple * toffee apple * tropical soda apple * vi-apple * vine apple * water apple * wax apple * Westbury apple * wild apple * wild balsam apple * wine apple * winter apple * wise apple * wolf apple * wood apple * woolly apple aphid

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    Anagrams

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    bank

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (all obsolete)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) banke, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An institution where one can place and borrow money and take care of financial affairs.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838, page=71, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= End of the peer show , passage=Finance is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms.
  • A branch office of such an institution.
  • An underwriter or controller of a card game; also banque .
  • A fund from deposits or contributions, to be used in transacting business; a joint stock or capital.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Let it be no bank or common stock, but every man be master of his own money.
  • (gambling) The sum of money etc. which the dealer or banker has as a fund from which to draw stakes and pay losses.
  • In certain games, such as dominos, a fund of pieces from which the players are allowed to draw.
  • A safe and guaranteed place of storage for and retrieval of important items or goods.
  • 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 .
    Synonyms
    * (controller of a card game) banker
    Derived terms
    * bankability * bankable * bank account * bank agent * bank balance * bank bill * bank book * bank card * bank charges * bank cheque * bank clerk * bank draft * banker * bank giro * bank holiday * bank interest * bank loan * bank manager * banknote * bank of deposit * bank of issue * bank paper * bank rate * bank reserves * bank statement * bank stock * blood bank * bottle bank * break the bank * banking * bankroll * central bank * clearing bank * cry all the way to the bank * databank * food bank * investment bank * * joint-stock bank * laugh all the way to the bank * memory bank * merchant bank * national bank * peat bank * penny bank * piggy bank * pot bank * prime bank * private bank * reserve bank * savings bank * sperm bank * spoil bank * state bank * stopbank * take it to the bank * trustee savings bank * World Bank

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To deal with a bank or financial institution.
  • He banked with Barclays.
  • To put into a bank .
  • I'm going to bank the money.
    Derived terms
    * bank on

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) banke, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (hydrology) An edge of river, lake, or other watercourse.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Tiber trembled underneath her banks .
  • * 2014 , Ian Jack, " Is this the end of Britishness", The Guardian , 16 September 2014:
  • Just upstream of Dryburgh Abbey, a reproduction of a classical Greek temple stands at the top of a wooded hillock on the river’s north bank .
  • (nautical, hydrology) 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
  • (geography) A slope of earth, sand, etc.; an embankment.
  • (aviation) The incline of an aircraft, especially during a turn.
  • (rail transport) An incline, a hill.
  • A mass noun for a quantity of clouds.
  • The bank of clouds on the horizon announced the arrival of the predicted storm front.
  • (mining) The face of the coal at which miners are working.
  • (mining) A deposit of ore or coal, worked by excavations above water level.
  • (mining) The ground at the top of a shaft.
  • Ores are brought to bank .
    Derived terms
    * bank up * clay-bank * cloud bank * embank * embankment * land bank * Left Bank * left-bank * oyster bank * right-bank * river bank * sand bank * sea bank * West Bank

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (aviation) To roll or incline laterally in order to turn.
  • To cause (an aircraft) to bank .
  • To form into a bank or heap, to bank up.
  • to bank sand
  • To cover the embers of a fire with ashes in order to retain heat.
  • To raise a mound or dike about; to enclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank.
  • * Holland
  • banked well with earth
  • (obsolete) To pass by the banks of.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Etymology 3

    (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A row or panel of items stored or grouped together.
  • a bank of switches
    a bank of pay phones
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
  • , date=December 10 , author=Marc Higginson , title=Bolton 1 - 2 Aston Villa , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Wanderers were finally woken from their slumber when Kevin Davies brought a fine save out of Brad Guzan while, minutes after the restart, Klasnic was blocked out by a bank of Villa defenders.}}
  • A row of keys on a musical keyboard or the equivalent on a typewriter keyboard.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (order and arrangement) To arrange or order in a row.
  • Etymology 4

    Probably from (etyl) banc. Of German origin, and akin to English bench.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars.
  • * Waller
  • Placed on their banks , the lusty Trojans sweep / Neptune's smooth face, and cleave the yielding deep.
  • A bench or seat for judges in court.
  • 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.
  • (Burrill)
  • (archaic, printing) A kind of table used by printers.
  • (music) A bench, or row of keys belonging to a keyboard, as in an organ.
  • (Knight)
  • (uncountable) slang for money
  • Anagrams

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