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bank′note`



n.
a promissory note, payable on demand, issued by an authorized bank and intended to circulate as money.
[1685–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bank note - a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)bank note - a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank); "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"
folding money, paper currency, paper money - currency issued by a government or central bank and consisting of printed paper that can circulate as a substitute for specie
silver certificate - formerly a bank note issued by the United States Treasury and redeemable in silver
c-note, hundred dollar bill - a United States bill worth 100 dollars
fifty dollar bill, fifty - a United States bill worth 50 dollars
twenty dollar bill, twenty - a United States bill worth 20 dollars
ten dollar bill, tenner - a United States bill worth 10 dollars
five dollar bill, fiver, five-spot - a United States bill worth 5 dollars
two dollar bill - a United States bill worth 2 dollars
dollar bill, one dollar bill, buck, clam, dollar - a piece of paper money worth one dollar
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Sophia happening one day to open a private Drawer in Macdonald's Library with one of her own keys, discovered that it was the Place where he kept his Papers of consequence and amongst them some bank notes of considerable amount.
Of these gulden the odd 200 were paid her in gold, and the remainder in bank notes.
Put the gold into this purse here, and count the bank notes.
From his trousers pockets he took a fistful of crumpled bank notes and a good deal of silver coin, which he piled on the bureau indiscriminately with keys, knife, handkerchief, and whatever else happened to be in his pockets.
He had paid little attention to the boy until on one occasion he had seen him accidentally display a roll of bank notes.
One of Mr Dancer's richest escretoires was found to be a dungheap in the cowhouse; a sum but little short of two thousand five hundred pounds was contained in this rich piece of manure; and in an old jacket, carefully tied, and strongly nailed down to the manger, in bank notes and gold were found five hundred pounds more.
Several bowls were discovered filled with guineas and half- guineas; and at different times on searching the corners of the house they found various parcels of bank notes.
Near the box was a pile of bank notes and a piece of paper covered with figured in pencil.
While he addressed his clerk in these words, Mr Brass was, somewhat ostentatiously, engaged in minutely examining and holding up against the light a five-pound bank note, which he had brought in, in his hand.
A bank note is inclosed in payment of my debt to you.
He had also to pay for the two drawings, with many thanks, and, advancing to the little table, he laid upon it a bank note, folded in an envelope and sealed.
Ring the bell, ring the bell,' said the sick man, with the same nervous eagerness, and motioning towards it with such a quivering hand that the bank note rustled in the air.