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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cheque mean? 

CHEQUE (noun)
  The noun CHEQUE has 1 sense:

1. a written order directing a bank to pay money

  Familiarity information: CHEQUE used as a noun is very rare.

CHEQUE (verb)
  The verb CHEQUE has 1 sense:

1. withdraw money by writing a check

  Familiarity information: CHEQUE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CHEQUE (noun)

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A written order directing a bank to pay money

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession


bank check; check; cheque

Context example:

he paid all his bills by check

Hypernyms ("cheque" is a kind of...):

bill of exchange; draft; order of payment (a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cheque"):

bad check; bad cheque (a check that is dishonored on presentation because of insufficient funds)

blank check; blank cheque (a check that has been signed but with the amount payable left blank)

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))

personal check; personal cheque (a check drawn against funds deposited in your personal checking account)

certified check; certified cheque (a check containing certification that the person who issued the check has sufficient funds on deposit to cover payment)

paycheck; payroll check (a check issued in payment of wages or salary)

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)

counter check (a blank check provided by a bank for the convenience of customers who are making withdrawals)

kite (a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value)

kite (a bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float)

medicare check; medicare payment (a check reimbursing an aged person for the expenses of health care)

CHEQUE (verb)

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Withdraw money by writing a check

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning


cheque; check out

Hypernyms (to "cheque" is one way to...):

draw; draw off; take out; withdraw (remove (a commodity) from (a supply source))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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