checking account
noun Date: circa 1909 a bank account against which the depositor can draw checks

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • checking account — ➔ account * * * checking account UK US noun [C] US ► BANKING CURRENT ACCOUNT(Cf. ↑current account) …   Financial and business terms

  • checking account — checking accounts N COUNT A checking account is a personal bank account which you can take money out of at any time using your cheque book or cash card. [AM] (in BRIT, usually use current account) …   English dictionary

  • checking account — ☆ checking account n. a bank account against which the depositor can draw checks at any time, without presenting a bankbook …   English World dictionary

  • Checking Account — A transactional deposit account held at a financial institution that allows for withdrawals and deposits. Money held in a checking account is very liquid, and can be withdrawn using checks, automated cash machines and electronic debits, among… …   Investment dictionary

  • checking account — n. US a current account at a bank. Etymology: CHECK(3) * * * noun, pl ⋯ counts [count] US : a bank account from which you can take money by writing checks called also (Brit) current account * * * ˈchecking account [checking account checking… …   Useful english dictionary

  • checking account — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms checking account : singular checking account plural checking accounts American a current account …   English dictionary

  • checking account — n. (AE) to balance a checking account (every month) * * * [ tʃekɪŋəˌkaʊnt] (AE) to balance a checking account (every month) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • checking account — checking ac.count n AmE a bank account that you can take money out of at any time, and for which you are given checks to use to pay for things British Equivalent: current account →↑deposit account …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • checking account — Synonyms and related words: Swiss bank account, account, assets, balance, bank account, bank balance, bottom dollar, budget, cash reserves, charge account, command of money, credit account, exchequer, expense account, finances, fund, funds, kitty …   Moby Thesaurus

  • checking account — check|ing ac|count [ tʃekıŋ ə,kaunt ] noun count AMERICAN a bank account in which you keep money that you can take whenever you want, using your CHECKBOOK or DEBIT CARD. British current account ─ compare SAVINGS ACCOUNT …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • checking account — noun (C) AmE a bank account that you can take money out of at any time; current account BrE compare deposit account …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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