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cheque

 (chĕk)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of check..

cheque

(tʃɛk) or

check

n
1. (Banking & Finance) a bill of exchange drawn on a bank by the holder of a current account; payable into a bank account, if crossed, or on demand, if uncrossed
2. (Agriculture) Austral and NZ the total sum of money received for contract work or a crop
3. Austral and NZ wages
[C18: from check, in the sense: a means of verification]

cheque

(tʃɛk)

n.

cheque

check
1. 'cheque'

In British English, a cheque is a printed form on which you write an amount of money and say who it is to be paid to. Your bank then pays the money to that person from your account.

Ellen gave the landlady a cheque for £80.
2. 'check'

In American English, this word is spelled check.

They sent me a check for $520.

In American English, a check is also a piece of paper showing how much money you owe for a meal in a restaurant.

He waved to a waiter and got the check.

In British English, a piece of paper like this is called a bill.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cheque - a written order directing a bank to pay moneycheque - a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check"
bill of exchange, draft, order of payment - a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another
bad check, bad cheque - a check that is dishonored on presentation because of insufficient funds; "issuing a bad check is a form of larceny"
kite - a bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float
kite - a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value
counter check - a blank check provided by a bank for the convenience of customers who are making withdrawals
giro, giro cheque - a check given by the British government to someone who is unemployed; it can be cashed either at a bank or at the post office
paycheck, payroll check - a check issued in payment of wages or salary
certified check, certified cheque - a check containing certification that the person who issued the check has sufficient funds on deposit to cover payment
personal check, personal cheque - a check drawn against funds deposited in your personal checking account
cashier's check, cashier's cheque, treasurer's check, treasurer's cheque - a check issued by the officer of a bank on the banks own account (not that of a private person); "cashier's checks are as good as cash"
blank cheque, blank check - a check that has been signed but with the amount payable left blank
medicare check, medicare payment - a check reimbursing an aged person for the expenses of health care
Verb1.cheque - withdraw money by writing a check
draw off, take out, withdraw, draw - remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"
Translations
شِيكصَكٌّ مالي
šek
check
sekki
ček
ávísun, tékki
小切手
수표
čeks
ček
check
ใบสั่งจ่ายเช็ค
séc

cheque

check (US) [tʃek]
A. N (Brit) → cheque m, talón m (bancario) (Sp)
a cheque for £20un cheque por or de 20 libras
to make out or write a cheque (for £100/to Rodríguez)extender un cheque (de 100 libras/a favor de Rodríguez)
to pay by chequepagar con cheque
bad chequecheque m sin fondos or sin provisión
B. CPD cheque card N (also cheque guarantee card) → tarjeta f de identificación bancaria

cheque

[ˈtʃek] (British) check (US) nchèque m
to pay by cheque → payer par chèque
to write a cheque → faire un chèquecheque account (British) ncompte-chèque mcheque book (British) checkbook [ˈtʃɛkbʊk] (US) nchéquier m, carnet m de chèqueschequebook journalism (British) n pratique qui consiste à payer pour obtenir des informations exclusivescheque card (British)cheque guarantee card (British) ncarte f bancaire (garantissant les chèques)

cheque

, (US) check
nScheck m; a cheque for £100ein Scheck über £ 100; to write out/to cash a chequeeinen Scheck ausstellen/einlösen; to pay by chequemit (einem) Scheck bezahlen

cheque

check (Am) [tʃɛk] nassegno
a cheque for £20 → un assegno di 20 sterline
to pay by cheque → pagare per assegno or con un assegno

cheque

(American) check (tʃek) noun
a written order on a printed form telling a bank to pay money to the person named. to pay by cheque.
ˈcheque-book noun
a book of cheque forms.
cheque cardbanker's card

cheque

شِيك šek check Scheck επιταγή cheque sekki chèque ček assegno 小切手 수표 cheque sjekk czek cheque чек check ใบสั่งจ่ายเช็ค çek séc 支票
References in classic literature ?
The object of his visit was to obtain from her her personal cheque for a large sum in return for a guarantee of her personal safety and return to England.
whipped out a key, went in, and presently came back with the matter of ten pounds in gold and a cheque for the balance on Coutts's, drawn payable to bearer and signed with a name that I can't mention, though it's one of the points of my story, but it was a name at least very well known and often printed.
The trouble with the beginner at the writing game is the long, dry spells, when there is never an editor's cheque and everything pawnable is pawned.
A cheque, which dropped out when I opened it, informed me (before I had mastered the contents) that Sergeant Cuff's dismissal from the inquiry after the Moonstone was now a settled thing.
Now, next you'll want a cheque--or you'll say you want it, though you've capital enough somewhere, if one only knew where, but you'd be peppered and salted and grilled on a gridiron before you'd own to it--and that cheque I'll write.
Poe having produced those papers, his chief calculated the amount of two thousand pounds stock at the rate of the day; and asked Captain Osborne whether he would take the sum in a cheque upon the bankers, or whether he should direct the latter to purchase stock to that amount.
Alfred Tennyson when we passed him in Regent Street, calling at publishers' offices for cheque, when 'Will you take care of it, or shall I?
He then sent the cheque to the address that Helen gave him, and stated that later on he was instructed to forward five thousand pounds.
Still it was too bad for him to allow me even to run a risk of having a cheque returned.
As observed by the Fynes, his uneasy appearance on leaving the house arose from the fact that his first trouble having been caused by a cheque of doubtful authenticity, the possession of a document of the sort made him unreasonably uncomfortable till this one was safely cashed.
Come, come, I'll write you a cheque,' said the little man; and down he sat at the table for that purpose.
Jaggers's eyes retired a little deeper into his head when I handed him the tablets, but he presently handed them over to Wemmick, with instructions to draw the cheque for his signature.