a bank, as the Federal Reserve Bank, that holds basic banking reserves, issues currency, and acts as lender of last resort and controller of credit.
a national bank that does business mainly with a government and with other banks: it regulates the volume and cost of credit
- Central bedfordshire
noun a unitary authority of S central England. Pop: 252 100 (2007 est). Area: 712 sq km (275 sq miles)
an agency, studio department, etc., responsible for hiring actors, especially bit players or extras. noun phrase The putative office whence ideal and stereotypical persons, products, recipes, etc, come: He is a white, male, married Protestant, middle to upper class, with children and dogs. He comes straight out of Central Casting/ This is salsa from Central […]
- Central committee
noun (in Communist parties) the body responsible for party policy between meetings of the party congress: in practice, it is in charge of day-to-day operations of the party bureaucracy Historical Examples
a city at the center of a metropolitan area. Contemporary Examples