check, bank check, cheque(verb)
a written order directing a bank to pay money
"he paid all his bills by check"
cheque, check out(verb)
withdraw money by writing a check
A note promising to pay money to a named person or entity.
I was not carrying cash, so I wrote a cheque for the amount.
Origin: Influenced by exchequer, from eschequier (see further etymology at check).
A cheque is a document that orders a payment of money from a bank account. The person writing the cheque, the drawer, usually has a current account or checking account where their money was previously deposited. The drawer writes the various details including the monetary amount, date, and a payee on the cheque, and signs it, ordering their bank, known as the drawee, to pay that person or company the amount of money stated. Cheques are a type of bill of exchange and were developed as a way to make payments without the need to carry large amounts of money. While paper money evolved from promissory notes, another form of negotiable instrument, similar to cheques in that they were originally a written order to pay the given amount to whoever had it in their possession. Technically, a cheque is a negotiable instrument instructing a financial institution to pay a specific amount of a specific currency from a specified transactional account held in the drawer's name with that institution. Both the drawer and payee may be natural persons or legal entities. Specifically, cheques are order instruments, and are not in general payable simply to the bearer but must be paid to the payee. In some countries, such as the US, the payee may endorse the cheque, allowing them to specify a third party to whom it should be paid.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Check, chek, n. a money order on a banker payable at demand.—ns. Cheque′-book, a book containing cheque forms given by a bank to its customers; Cheq′uer, Check′er, a chess-board: alternation of colours, as on a chess-board: (pl.) draughts: chess-men.—v.t. to mark in squares of different colours: to variegate: interrupt.—adjs. Cheq′uered, Check′ered, variegated, like a chess-board: varying in character.—ns. Cheq′uer-work, any pattern having alternating squares of different colours; Blank′-cheque, a cheque signed by the owner, but without having the amount to be drawn indicated; Cross′-cheque, an ordinary cheque with two transverse lines drawn across it, which have the effect of making it payable only through a banker. [See Check.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'cheque' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2050
Rank popularity for the word 'cheque' in Nouns Frequency: #1428
The numerical value of cheque in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of cheque in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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- taló, xecCatalan, Valencian
- talón, chequeSpanish
- talón, chequeGalician
- המחאה, צ'ק, שיקHebrew
- ávísun, tékkiIcelandic
- 수표, 手票Korean
- ček, чекSerbo-Croatian
- séc, chi phiếu, 支票Vietnamese
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