A steep acclivity, as the slope of a hill, or the side of a ravine.
The margin of a watercourse; the rising ground bordering a lake, river, or sea, or forming the edge of a cutting, or other hollow.
An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shoal, shelf, or shallow; as, the banks of Newfoundland.
The side of a river channel. river bed
Upland acclivity adjoining a waterway.
a rising ground in the sea, differing from a shoal, because not rocky but composed of sand, mud or gravel.
ground that is higher than the lake, river, or sea it borders.
A ridge or shallow place in the water, e.g. Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland.
A submerged plateau over which the water is relatively shallow, but sufficient for safe navigation; and over which there is no island projecting above the surface of the water. However, it may serve as a support for a secondary formation, such as a shoal, which is a danger to navigation. The boundary between a bank and a shoal (or reef) is sometimes considered to be 10 fathoms, i.e., banks have depths greater than 10 fathoms. (See ledge, reef, and shoal.)
Under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Regulations, 310 CMR 10.54(2), the portion of the land surface which normally abuts and confines a water body. It occurs between a water body and a bordering vegetated wetland and adjacent flood plain, or, in the absence of these, it occurs between a water body and an upland. The upper boundary of a bank is the first observable break in the slope or the mean annual flood level, whichever is lower. The lower boundary of a bank is the mean annual low flow level.
(riverbank) the ground at the side of a river
PICTURE: PANL MG 85, #2 "A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland" (1775) (PANL-CMCS) ] 1. An under-water elevation or area of shoal water (usually offshore) with copious sea life and consequently good fishing grounds. Banks are generally named: for example, the "Grand Banks" (see image link above).
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"
The rising ground that borders a stream, pond or other body of water.
usually the steep part of the river channel above the usual water level, but it can also include the same section below the water level.
The side slopes of a channel between which the flow is normally confined.
a slope or inclination of the earth , as the side of a hill
underwater plateau that rises up from the ocean floor, creating shallow water where fish feed.
The sloping ground that borders a stream and confines the water in the natural channel when the water level, or flow, is normal.
The margins of a channel. Banks are called right or left as viewed facing in the direction of the flow.
The land surface abutting the bed of any navigable waterway which, either prior to any project or alteration of land contours or as the result of the proposed project or alteration, slopes or drains without complete interruption into the waterway (NR 340.02(2)).
A mass of soil rising above an average level. Generally, any soil which is to be dug from its natural position.
Any sloped area under 90 degrees.
The lateral boundaries of a stream confining all flow levels that do not rise above them and flow out onto the floodplain. The bank on the left side of a channel looking downstream is the left bank.
The rising ground bordering the sea, a river, or lake. Also see BLUFF and CLIFF
the rising ground that borders a river or stream
an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for safe surface navigation BNKU
The lateral boundary of a stream confining water flow. The bank on the left side of a channel looking downstream is called the left bank, etc.
an undersea elevation rising from the continental shelf
1. The sloping margin of a stream or river that confines flow to the natural channel during normal stages. The top of this channel margin may be exceeded during overbank flood flows. 2. A steep slope or face, usually developed in unconsolidated material such as sand or gravel. 3. A shallow area in the sea or other water body, consisting of shifting sediment, and designated by a qualifying word, such as "gravel bank."
A bank is a comparatively shallow area or an underwater hill on the continental shelf. It may be of volcanic nature. Seamounts, by contrast, rise from the deep sea, and are steeper, and higher in comparison to the surrouding seabed.