JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., doing business as Chase, is a national bank that constitutes the consumer and commercial banking subsidiary of the multinational banking corporation JPMorgan Chase. The bank was known as Chase Manhattan Bank until it merged with J.P. Morgan & Co. in 2000. Chase Manhattan Bank was formed by the merger of the Chase National Bank and the Bank of the Manhattan Company in 1955. The bank is headquartered in Chicago, since its merger with Bank One Corporation in 2004. In 2008, the bank acquired the deposits and most assets of Washington Mutual.

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  1. The act of one who chases another; a pursuit.
  2. A hunt.
  3. A children's game where one player chases another.
  4. A large country estate where game may be shot or hunted.
  5. Anything being chased, especially a vessel in time of war.
  6. Any of the guns that fire directly ahead or astern; either a bow chase or stern chase.
  7. The occurrence of a second bounce by the ball in certain areas of the court, giving the server the chance, later in the game, to "play off" the chase from the receiving end and possibly win the point.
  8. A division of the floor of a gallery, marked by a figure or otherwise; the spot where a ball falls, and between which and the dedans the adversary must drive the ball in order to gain a point.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A rectangular steel or iron frame into which pages or columns of type are locked for printing or plate making.

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. A groove cut in an object; a slot: the chase for the quarrel on a crossbow.
  2. A trench or channel for drainpipes or wiring.
  3. The part of a gun in front of the trunnions.
  4. The cavity of a mold.
  5. A kind of joint by which an overlap joint is changed to a flush joint by means of a gradually deepening rabbet, as at the ends of clinker-built boats.


  1. To pursue, to follow at speed.
  2. To hunt.
  3. To give chase; to hunt.
    to chase around after a doctor
  4. To pursue a vessel in order to destroy, capture or interrogate her.
  5. To dilute alcohol.
    Chase vodka with orange juice to make a screwdriver.
  6. To attempt to win by scoring the required number of runs in the final innings.
    Australia will be chasing 217 for victory on the final day.
  7. To swing at a pitch outside of the strike zone, typically an outside pitch
    Jones chases one out of the zone for strike two.
  8. To produce enough offense to cause the pitcher to be removed
    The rally chased the starter.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To groove; indent.
  2. To cut (the thread of a screw).
  3. To decorate (metal) by engraving or embossing.

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