Definition of cheque in English:


Line breaks: cheque
Pronunciation: /tʃɛk
(US check)


  • An order to a bank to pay a stated sum from the drawer’s account, written on a specially printed form: they presented him with a cheque for £4,000 fees are payable by cheque or postal order
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    • A bank that presents a cheque for payment on its customer's behalf acts as an agent.
    • Recently, my neighbour wrote me a cheque for her half of the cost of replacing our mutual boundary fence.
    • Credit card cheques look almost exactly the same as ordinary bank account cheques.


early 18th century (originally denoting a counterfoil, or a form with a counterfoil): variant of check1, in the sense 'device for checking the amount of an item'.

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