Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to checkbook: checkbook journalism, Cheque book


A book containing blank checks issued by a bank.
Involving the payment of money to another in exchange for influence or information: checkbook politics.



a depositor's book containing blank checks to be drawn against an account.
[1770–80, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.checkbook - a book issued to holders of checking accountscheckbook - a book issued to holders of checking accounts
blank cheque, blank check - a check that has been signed but with the amount payable left blank
record - a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction; "they could find no record of the purchase"
دَفْتَر الشِيكاتدَفْتَر شيكات
šeková knížka
čekovna knjižica
ávísanahefti, tékkhefti
tập séc


n (US) → Scheckbuch nt


(tʃek) verb
1. to see if something (eg a sum) is correct or accurate. Will you check my addition?
2. to see if something (eg a machine) is in good condition or working properly. Have you checked the engine (over)?
3. to hold back; to stop. We've checked the flow of water from the burst pipe.
1. an act of testing or checking.
2. something which prevents or holds back. a check on imports.
3. in chess, a position in which the king is attacked. He put his opponent's king in check.
4. a pattern of squares. I like the red check on that material.
5. a ticket received in return for handing in baggage etc.
6. (especially American) a bill. The check please, waiter!
7. (American) a cheque.
checked adjective
having a pattern of check. She wore a checked skirt; Is the material checked or striped?
ˈcheckbook noun
(American) a chequebook.
ˈcheck-in noun
1. the place where passengers show travel documents at an airport or seaport. the check-in desk; (American) the check-in counter.
2. the process of checking in at an airport etc.
ˈcheckmate noun
in chess, a position from which the king cannot escape.
to put (an opponent's king) in this position.
ˈcheckout noun
a place where payment is made for goods bought in a supermarket.
ˈcheckpoint noun
a barrier where cars, passports etc are inspected, or a point that contestants in a race must pass.
ˈcheck-up noun
a medical examination to discover the state of a person's health. my annual check-up.
check in
to register at a hotel as a guest or at an airport as a passenger. We checked in last night.
check out
1. to leave (a hotel), paying one's bill etc. You must check out before 12 o'clock.
2. (especially American) to test. I'll check out your story.
check up (on)
to investigate to see if (someone or something) is reliable, honest, true etc. Have you been checking up on me?


دَفْتَر الشِيكات šeková knížka checkhæfte Scheckheft μπλοκ επιταγών talonario de cheques sekkivihko carnet de chèques čekovna knjižica libretto degli assegni 小切手帳 수표장 chequeboekje sjekkhefte książeczka czekowa livro de cheques, talão de cheques чековая книжка checkhäfte สมุดเช็ค çek defteri tập séc 支票簿


n. chequera; talonario.
References in classic literature ?
The bag contained my checkbook, and certain letters which assisted me in proving my identity to the consul.
Collectively, Oracle, CGI, and REI Systems are estimated to have committed to investing more than $1 million of resources in order to make Checkbook NYC rapidly adaptable by other governments.
Lawsuit Filed to Compel Comptroller Judy Baar-Topinka to Comply with State Law and Make Available the State of Illinois Checkbook for Public Review
It's very inexpensive to get a letter to somebody (through the Postal Service) if you don't care when the letter arrives,'' said Robert Krughoff, president of the Center for the Study of Services, publisher of Consumer's Checkbook, whose latest edition conducted the comparison.
Teens learn how to balance chemicals in science classes, but never learn how to balance a checkbook.
A 78-year-old woman reported the theft of her wallet, checkbook and credit cards at 1 p.
We don't have the ability to be an open checkbook,'' Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski, chairwoman of the council's Public Safety Committee, said Wednesday, adding that Bratton will have to gauge existing resources, determine what more he needs, then make the requests.
Bank offers all of its account holders custom-designed FLW Outdoors checks and checkbook cover, as well as other free products and services.
of Newport Beach, California, the developer and patent-holder of the Checkmate Rewards checkbook, and Twin-Cities-based entero, LLC, a values-based professional services and consulting firm that delivers senior-level professional talent.
For the consumer, the awkward shape of a checkbook is almost a good enough reason to carry only plastic and cash.
For graduating seniors, it's suddenly time to get a job, rent an apartment, balance a checkbook and make it on their own," Hartung noted.