IOU


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IOU

 (ī′ō-yo͞o′)
n.
A promise to pay a debt, especially a signed paper stating the specific amount owed and often bearing the letters IOU.

[From the pronunciation of I owe you.]

IOU

n
a written promise or reminder to pay a debt
[C17: representing I owe you]

IOU

or I.O.U.,


n., pl. IOUs, IOU's, or I.O.U.'s.
a written acknowledgment of a debt, esp. an informal one consisting only of the letters IOU, the sum owed, and the debtor's signature.
[1785–95; representing I owe you]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.IOU - an informal debt instrumentIOU - an informal debt instrument; representing `I owe you'
note of hand, promissory note, note - a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time; "I had to co-sign his note at the bank"
Translations
إختصار كلمات: أنا مَدينٌ لكَ
úpis na částku peněz
gældsbrev
adóslevél
skolos raštelis
paradzime
borç senedi

IOU

N ABBR =I owe youpagaré m, vale m (LAm)

IOU

[ˌaɪəʊˈjuː] n abbr (=I owe you) → reconnaissance f de dette

IOU

abbr of I owe you → Schuldschein m; to give somebody an IOUjdm einen Schuldschein ausschreiben

IOU

[ˌaɪəʊˈjuː] n abbr =I owe youpagherò m inv

IOU

(ˌai ou ˈjuː) abbreviation
I owe you; a signed paper in which a person acknowledges a debt of a certain amount. I'll give you an IOU (for $ 150).
References in classic literature ?
I was so delighted at this that, as I signed the IOU with a swaggering air, I told him casually that the night before "I had been keeping it up with some friends at the Hotel de Paris; we were giving a farewell party to a comrade, in fact, I might say a friend of my childhood, and you know--a desperate rake, fearfully spoilt--of course, he belongs to a good family, and has considerable means, a brilliant career; he is witty, charming, a regular Lovelace, you understand; we drank an extra 'half-dozen' and.
My IOU, it is needless to say, accompanies these lines.
I sent to find out where he is living, and sent him his IOU to Trubin, which I paid.
He told me this story of his adventure with many flashes of white teeth and lively glances of black eyes, at first in a sort of anx- ious baby-talk, then, as he acquired the language, with great fluency, but always with that singing, soft, and at the same time vibrating intonation that instilled a strangely penetrating power into the sound of the most familiar English words, as if they had been the words of an unearthly language.
This will make them find it easy to enter IOU to continue their education to a degree and not only stop at a diploma program, said Madam Ndow.
It says you should always agree a payback date at the time of the IOU, generally pay it back within a month and try not to be a repeat borrower.
David Wheeler, artistic director and a founder of IOU, the Calderdale-based arts organisation explained: "IOU has been developing new artworks for more than 37 years.
I don't remember if Stevey left me a big bonus, he probably left mean an IOU note
367 is known as the "Water and Wastewater System Regulatory Law," and it empowers the PSC to have exclusive jurisdiction over each IOU in the water and wastewater industry with respect to its authority, service, and rates.
From the LL Saloon on Main Street in Lone Pine, CA to their special LA appearance at Highways, IOU Theatre connects Los Angeles to a source of its water 240 miles away at the foothills of Mount Whitney.
Watanabe, of Omaha, Nebraska, is accused of intent to defraud Harrah's, the firm that owns Caesars and the Rio, over the IOUs.