A check

English vocabulary and translations (See all)

Want to improve your English? Try our online English lessons for free.


a check (US), a cheque (UK): a bill of exchange, a written order directing a bank to pay money
You can pay for the damage in cash, or you can write me a check.

to check: to examine, to look at, to study, to verify

the check (for the meal) (US): the bill, the amount of money to be paid (for the meal) (US)


  • "After complaining about the weather for half an hour, she told me that she recently handed over a cheque for £90,000 to a 'nice young man', and that in exchange he promised to re-plaster the ceiling in her sitting room. I'm no expert on re-plastering, but this seems like a rather large sum of money."
  • "Stroller? Check. Bottle of 24-year-old Scotch?"
  • "Let me just check on the computer."
  • "I need to check with the wife, I'll keep you posted"
  • "Accounts Receivable are letters from people who owe us money – they might include checks, or requests to have payments deferred."
  • "Moreover, the 'nice young man' in question has not been seen since he received his cheque."
  • "Diapers? Check. Stroller?"
  • "Stuffed animal? Check. Diapers?"
  • "Curiously, the security didn't check them. I would love to share these special foods, wines and odors with you."
  • "I'm here to check into the crazy house."

Still having difficulties with 'A check'? Want to improve your English? Try our online English lessons and receive a free level assessment.

Do you have smart way of remembering 'A check'? Share it with us!