bank check

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bank check a written order directing a bank to pay money "he paid all his bills by check"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bank check a written order on a banker or broker to pay money in his keeping belonging to the signer.
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Quotations

  • Ezra Pound
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    “Any general statement is like a check drawn on a bank. Its value depends on what is there to meet it.”

Usage

In literature:

The master of Quality House happened to be a director of that bank on which the Burgeman check of ten thousand had been drawn.
"Seven Miles to Arden" by Ruth Sawyer
One day he went into a bank to get a check cashed.
"Continuous Vaudeville" by Will M. Cressy
The check was on the Hereford Bank and it practically exhausted Keith's local resources.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
The checks were upon a bank at Newton.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
It was a clerk from the bank with a check which they had cashed the day before.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill
Payments were made in cash; bank-checks were virtually unknown in Cochise County.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
My father had made a stake by a forgery; checks on the City bank.
"The Million-Dollar Suitcase" by Alice MacGowan
The next morning I procured her a check from the First National Bank and she filled it out.
"Our Next-Door Neighbors" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
They even take personal checks on American banks.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
Duncan received the check in the bank parlor, again insisting that Leftwich should be present at the interview.
"A Captain in the Ranks" by George Cary Eggleston
Here's your check, all filled out, and when I get the bank you can ask the cashier if it's good.
"Shadow Mountain" by Dane Coolidge
Checks confirm no bank accounts so a strongbox is suspected.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown
It writes out a bank-check for $60, but dates it thirty days ahead, so the bank gets in its work, just the same.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
Can a career like this be atoned for with a bank check and interest at eight per cent?
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
The banks' records always check.
"The Old Die Rich" by Horace Leonard Gold
St. Peter is not such a fool as to bring you a check on a bank from Heaven!
"St. Peter's Umbrella" by Kálmán Mikszáth
By the use of these notes commercial banking can be carried on without checking accounts.
"Banking" by William A. Scott
Thanks to your royalty checks I've got quite a pile in the bank.
"The Mind Digger" by Winston Marks
The banks of dials that curved in front of him glowed softly, and he started an almost automatic blast-off check.
"A Gift For Terra" by Fox B. Holden
For I kin jest set down right here and write ye off a check on the bank!
"International Short Stories" by Various
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In poetry:

Take your fill of intimate remorse, perfumed sorrow,
Over the dead child of a millionaire,
And the pity of Death refusing any check on the bank
Which the millionaire might order his secretary to
scratch off
And get cashed.
"The Right To Grief" by Carl Sandburg
Shall not the roaring waters their headlong gallop check?
The steed draws back in terror, she leans above his neck
To watch the flowing darkness, the bank is high and steep;
One pause, -- he staggers forward, and plunges in the deep.
"A Legend of Bregenz" by Adelaide Anne Procter
So make out your bill, Mr. Lawyer: don't stop short of an X;
Make it more if you want to, for I have got the checks.
I'm richer than a National Bank, with all its treasures told,
For I've got a wife at home now that's worth her weight in gold.
"How Betsey And I Made Up" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

Many Pittsburgh banks offer free checking, bucking the national trend.
A study found seniors with mild Alzheimer's symptoms scored poorly on 16 of 18 tasks, including writing out a check or reading a bank statement.
Kristen Miale, president of Good Shepherd Food-Bank , receives a $10,000 check from Sam Ladd, officer of People's United Community Foundation and southern Maine president for People's United Bank.
A woman is wanted for allegedly using a forged check to try and steal money from another person's bank account.
A Bluffton man was arrested at a Bank of America branch off US 278 Friday night after he allegedly tried to cash a forged check and assaulted two Bluffton Police officers, authorities said.
The Clay County Sheriffs Office received the complaint Thursday, from a private citizen stating they had two personal checks stolen and cashed at the Farmers Savings Bank in Fostoria.
On Aug 15, she allegedly forged a check in the amount of $1,700 and cashed it at North Country Savings Bank.
The mayor of this small Missouri city is accused of forging up to $300,000 worth of checks to himself from the bank account of a 97-year-old man.
They can also stop at any Frederick County Bank location or mail a check to FNP Season of Hope, Frederick County Bank, PO Box 1100, Frederick , MD 21702.
During her appearance, Deen helped Levin Furniture present a $10,000 check to the Cleveland Furniture Bank, which provides new and gently used furniture to needy families.
Janet Nobitt and Donna Walter check out Jennifer Bank at the Women's Pinnacle Club annual garage sale at the Mabank Pavaillon on Thursday.
Sallal Grange Master Larry Houch presents a check for turkeys to Food Bank Director Heidi Dukich.
When Bay Medical Foundation announced former Eagles guitarist Don Felder was the featured entertainment for the 23rd annual Gala, I began checking dates and my bank account.
If you're looking for summer fun this weekend, but dont' want to break the bank, check out this week's 6abc Funsaver deals.
The man enters banks and deposits large amounts of money using fraudulent checks.
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In science:

For example, in a banking application, having checked the balance in a savings account, the user may now wish to transfer money from checking to savings.
Towards a PURE Spoken Dialogue System for Information Access
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