She presented the check at the bank upon which it was drawn, and deposited the money at another.
His pocket was at all times a bank upon which friendship or distress might draw.
“Must be unconscious,” said Jack, as they all got out and stumbled up the bank upon which the man was stretched.
One can bank upon a woman's intuition very often—but not in a case of this sort.
The mist, lying like a bank upon the sea, shifted the horizon to within a thousand yards of the ship.
Yet he felt his fingers nervously clutching the bank upon which they were sitting.
The toll taken by the bank upon such transactions as simple buying and selling is practically nil; its profit is indirect.
"Here's a strawberry, I declare," said Giulia, diving into the leaves on the bank upon which they were sitting.
Finally, he reached a bank upon which some mesquite bushes grew, and he devoured the green pods.
Here is the bank upon which the body again became instinct with life's returning pulses.
"financial institution," late 15c., from either Old Italian banca or Middle French banque (itself from the Italian word), both meaning "table" (the notion is of the moneylender's exchange table), from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German bank "bench"); see bank (n.2).
Bank holiday is from 1871, though the tradition is as old as the Bank of England. To cry all the way to the bank was coined 1956 by flamboyant pianist Liberace, after a Madison Square Garden concert that was packed with patrons but panned by critics.
"earthen incline, edge of a river," c.1200, probably in Old English but not attested in surviving documents, from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse banki, Old Danish banke "sandbank," from Proto-Germanic *bangkon "slope," cognate with *bankiz "shelf" (see bench (n.)).
"to act as a banker," 1727, from bank (n.1). As "to deposit in a bank" from 1833. Figurative sense of "to rely on" (i.e. "to put money on") is from 1884, U.S. colloquial. Meaning "to ascend," as of an incline, is from 1892. In aeronautics, from 1911. Related: Banked; banking.
Money (late 1980s+ Teenagers)