A pad of checks in a checkbook.
The check or written order that you write to tell your bank to pay your utility bill is an example of a cheque.
- (Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, UK) A draft directing a bank to pay money to a named person or entity.
- I was not carrying cash, so I wrote a cheque for the amount.
Influenced by exchequer, from Old French eschequier (see further etymology at check).