reserve bank


: a central bank holding reserves of other banks

Examples of reserve bank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Banks in several parts of the country tightened lending standards and raised concerns about liquidity and uncertain expectations for future growth after Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank collapsed, some of the Fed’s 12 regional reserve banks reported. Gabriel T. Rubin,, 19 Apr. 2023 The legislation would block Federal Reserve Board governors, and reserve bank presidents and vice presidents from trading in individual stocks and commodities, but they’d be allowed to invest in diversified mutual funds, investment trusts and U.S. treasuries. Sabrina Eaton, cleveland, 27 Oct. 2021 The Fed has said reserve bank directors are not involved in matters related to banking supervision. Emily Flitter, New York Times, 15 Mar. 2023 The reserve bank reports an increase in home sales as financial conditions have eased. Lana Bortolot, New York Times, 26 Oct. 2022 Three are at the bank’s central hub in Washington—including its first Black female governor, Lisa Cook—while Logan and Susan Collins, head of the Boston Fed, bring the number of female reserve bank presidents to five. Catarina Saraiva, Fortune, 22 Aug. 2022 The reserve bank officials included Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan and Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren, who have since resigned. Craig Torres and Catarina Saraiva,, 11 Aug. 2022 New York City and the surrounding area would be blasted to pieces by no less than 12 Russian thermonuclear weapons, with bombs targeting federal reserve bank buildings, energy-producing utilities, communications hubs, and airports. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 14 July 2022 The financial expert warned, citing Atlanta’s own federal reserve bank, that the recession will likely deepen as the months go on all the same. Hunter Boyce, ajc, 6 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reserve bank was in 1816

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“Reserve bank.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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