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bank note

banknote \bank"note`\, bank note \bank" note`\(b[a^][ng]k"n[=o]t`).

  1. A promissory note issued by a bank or banking company, payable to the bearer on demand. See also sense 4.

    Note: In the United States popularly called a bank bill.

  2. Formerly, a promissory note made by a banker, or banking company, payable to a specified person at a fixed date; a bank bill. See Bank bill, 2. [Obs.]

  3. A promissory note payable at a bank.

  4. A promissory note issued by an authorized bank, payable to the bearer on demand and intended to circulate as government-authorized money; in the United States such notes may only be issued by a Federal Reserve Bank; as, he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty banknotes.

    Syn: bill, note, government note, bank bill, banker's bill, bank note, Federal Reserve note, greenback.

bank note

n. (alternative form of banknote English)

bank note

n. a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank); "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes" [syn: bill, note, government note, bank bill, banker's bill, banknote, Federal Reserve note, greenback]

Usage examples of "bank note".

He had a near-white buckskin suit he had had made- not quite like the one on the credit bank note- those loops there on each side of the breast were cartridge loops-but the village girls had done very well.

But anyway the small gray man finished his yarb tea and put the bank note away very carefully between two pieces of metal and put them in an inside pocket, and then he thanked her and went back to the ship and said something to somebody inside and got in.

He needed coins and went to change a bank note at the magazine shop.

Sean reached across and grabbed the front of the Barman's shirt to get his attention, then stuck a five-dollar bank note into his top pocket and shouted the question in his ear.

Uncle Chief never bought that story about a bank note from that payroll robbery attracting you all the way to New Ulm.