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 sent to find out where he is living, and sent him his IOU to Trubin, which I paid.
My IOU, it is needless to say, accompanies these lines.
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.
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.
Phil Marleau, CEO of IOU Financial, said,"The credit facility will not only increase the availability of capital to support our growth, but also lowers our funding cost of that capital.
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.
75 percent annualised interest rate from the date the IOU was issued to the new redemption date of September 4, 2009.
Reliance on debt financing is also associated with losses; a notable example is a--23% overall net profit margin for one IOU, even though the problematic venture involved was energy-related.
Diversification, especially in merchant generation, energy trading and foreign operations, caused IOU debt to balloon.
IOU is rich in economic reflections and insights, not least on the differences between John Maynard Keynes and Harry Dexter White, founders of the IMF and World Bank, over where to charge the cost of preserving global financial equilibrium.
book of IOUs for one or more of the following: home-cooked meals, baked goods, respite care, household chores or repairs, yard work, chauffeuring, running errands;