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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.
In American English, this word is spelled check.
In American English, a check is also a piece of paper showing how much money you owe for a meal in a restaurant.
In British English, a piece of paper like this is called a bill.
|Noun||1.||cheque - 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
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"
|Verb||1.||cheque - withdraw money by writing a check|
chequecheck (US) [tʃek]
a cheque for £20 → un 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 cheque → pagar con cheque
bad cheque → cheque m sin fondos or sin provisión
cheque[ˈtʃek] (British) check (US) n → chèque m
to pay by cheque → payer par chèque
to write a cheque → faire un chèquecheque account (British) n → compte-chèque mcheque book (British) checkbook [ˈtʃɛkbʊk] (US) n → chéquier m, carnet m de chèqueschequebook journalism (British) n pratique qui consiste à payer pour obtenir des informations exclusivescheque card (British)cheque guarantee card (British) n → carte f bancaire (garantissant les chèques)