The term bank may refer to the following:

  • a financial institution and intermediary that accepts deposits and channels them into lending activities
  • Blood bank, a repository for blood or blood components stored and preserved for use in blood transfusions
  • Gene bank, a repository for biological material, specifically genetic material
  • Seed bank, a type of gene bank that stores seeds of food crops for later planting, or rare species of plants as a means of ensuring biodiversity
  • a geographical term referring to the terrain alongside a body of water
  • Diaper bank, a type of charitable organization that provides diapers for people who cannot afford or do not otherwise have access to them, via donations in cash or in kind