Natural Sciences: 1. The steep, sloped sides of a river or stream that create the channel in which streamflow is carried; the sloped sides of any drainage or irrigation channel.
2. A ledge or other elevated formation under the surface of a sea or ocean that forms an area of relatively shallow water. Finance: 3. An institution where funds are deposited and held in various types of accounts. Banks usually allow account holders to issue checks or notes on funds held by the bank; banks may also lend funds or even issue money.
Terms, Definitions, and Concepts: Ecology, Economy, Finance and Investment, Hydrology, Science, Water