Bank vs Took - What's the difference?

bank | took |

As a noun bank

is bench, pew.

As a verb took is




Alternative forms

* (all obsolete)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) banke, from (etyl) .


(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 .
    * (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


    (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) .


    (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


    (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) .


    (en noun)
  • A row or panel of items stored or grouped together.
  • a bank of switches
    a bank of pay phones
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  • 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.


    (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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  • (take)
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. He had him gripped firmly by the arm, since he felt it was not safe to let him loose, and he had no immediate idea what to do with him.}}