ETYM Old Eng. chek, Old Fren. eschec, French échec, a stop, hindrance, orig. check in the game of chess, pl. échecs chess, through AR., from Pers. shâh king. Related to Shah, Checkmate, Chess, Checker.
1. A written order directing a bank to pay money; SYN. bank check, cheque.
2. The bill in a restaurant; SYN. chit, tab.
3. Obstructing an opponent in ice hockey.
4. The act of inspecting or verifying; SYN. checkout, check-out procedure.
ETYM Latin debentur they are due, from debere to owe; cf. French debentur. So called because these receipts began with the words Debentur mihi.
A certificate or voucher acknowledging a debt.
official certificate of right to receive payment; bond; any company security other than shares. debenture stock, class of shares, holders of which are guaranteed repayment but cannot demand it until default or winding up of company.
1. A brief written record
2. A short personal letter; SYN. short letter, line.
3. A comment (usually added to a text); SYN. annotation, notation.
4. A notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; SYN. musical note, tone.
5. A promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time; SYN. promissory note, note of hand.
6. A characteristic emotional quality
7. A tone of voice that shows what the speaker is feeling
ETYM Old Eng. receite, Old Fren. recete, recepte, French recette, from Latin recipere, receptum, to receive. Related to Receive.
2. An acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made.
3. The act or process of receiving.
4. Something received — usually used in plural.
5. A writing acknowledging the receiving of goods or money.
1. One who vouches, or gives witness or full attestation, to anything.
2. A book, paper, or document which serves to vouch the truth of accounts, or to confirm and establish facts of any kind.
3. A paper or document entitling the bearer to a certain value.
ETYM Old Eng. warant, Old Fren. warant a warrant, a defender, protector, French garant, originally a p. pr. pf German origin, from Old High Germ. weręn to grant, warrant, German gewähren; akin to OFries. wera. Related to Guarantee.
An authorization allowing police to perform specified acts.