checking account

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

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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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 Money held in a checking account is very liquid, and can be withdrawn using checks, automated cash machines and electronic debits, among… …   Investment dictionary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 — 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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