cheque ( cheques plural ) in AM, use check A cheque is a printed form on which you write an amount of money and who it is to be paid to. Your bank then pays the money to that person from your account. n-count also by N He wrote them a cheque for £10,000..., I'd like to pay by cheque. →
blank cheque →
bad cheque ( bad cheques plural )
in AM, use bad check A bad cheque is a bank cheque that will not be paid because there is a mistake on it, or because there is not enough money in the account of the person who wrote the cheque. n-count
blank cheque ( blank cheques plural )
in AM, use blank check
1 n-count If someone is given a blank cheque, they are given the authority to spend as much money as they need or want. (JOURNALISM)
We are not prepared to write a blank cheque for companies that have run into trouble.
2 n-count If someone is given a blank cheque, they are given the authority to do what they think is best in a particular situation. (JOURNALISM)
He was, in a sense, given a blank cheque to negotiate the new South Africa.
cheque book ( cheque books plural )
The spellings chequebook, and in American English checkbook, are also used. A cheque book is a book of cheques which your bank gives you so that you can pay for things by cheque. n-count
cheque card ( cheque cards plural ) In Britain, a cheque card or a cheque guarantee card is a small plastic card given to you by your bank and which you have to show when you are paying for something by cheque or when you are cashing a cheque at another bank. n-count
pay cheque ( pay cheques plural )
in AM, use paycheck Your pay cheque is a piece of paper that your employer gives you as your wages or salary, and which you can then cash at a bank. You can also use pay cheque as a way of referring to your wages or salary. n-count oft poss N
They've worked for about two weeks without a paycheck.
traveller's cheque ( traveller's cheques plural )
in AM, use traveler's check Traveller's cheques are cheques that you buy at a bank and take with you when you travel, for example so that you can exchange them for the currency of the country that you are in. n-count usu pl