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cheque

[chek]
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noun British.
  1. check1(def 24).
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Examples from the Web for cheque

Historical Examples

  • At the head of the stairs Linda took the cheque that she carried and tore it into bits.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • I found the cheque I wrote you when I got home this afternoon.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • She opened it and without any preliminaries handed it and the cheque to the banker.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • Endorse this cheque 'Jane Meredith' and make it payable to me personally.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • He looked at the cheque speculatively, and then laid it aside and read the letter.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter


British Dictionary definitions for cheque

cheque

US check

noun
  1. 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. Australian and NZ the total sum of money received for contract work or a crop
  3. Australian and NZ wages
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Word Origin

C18: from check, in the sense: a means of verification
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Word Origin and History for cheque

n.

see check.

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