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[chek] /tʃɛk/
noun, British.
check1 (def 24). Unabridged
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  • And his peculiarity was that all his transactions in this way were done by cash—bank-notes or gold—instead of by cheque.

    The Herapath Property J. S. Fletcher
  • He filled in the cheque, signed his name with a flourish and handed the pen to Crewe.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
  • Indeed, the contemplation of the cheque she had drawn pleased her nearly as much as what the cheque had accomplished.

    Mammon and Co. E. F. Benson
  • With the letter was enclosed a cheque for 50 on a Sydney bank.

  • "Why, the cheque for two hundred and fifty pounds, which your agent presented yesterday," he said.

  • He informed me that my cheque for payment had been dishonoured, marked "no account."

    Reminiscences of Queensland William Henry Corfield
  • The business was soon transacted, and Daniel Thwaite went away westward, a capitalist, with a cheque book in his pocket.

    Lady Anna Anthony Trollope
  • He gave her three hundred dollars in money; I saw the cheque.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • Nothing looks so solidly generous in the list of presents as the vague word, cheque.

  • He was intent, with tightly-folded lips, on the cheque in his hand.

    Mountain Blood Joseph Hergesheimer
British Dictionary definitions for cheque


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
(Austral & NZ) the total sum of money received for contract work or a crop
(Austral & NZ) wages
Word Origin
C18: from check, in the sense: a means of verification
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for cheque

see check.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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