money order Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “money order” in the English Dictionary

"money order" in British English

See all translations

money ordernoun [C]

uk   us   US (UK postal order)
an ​officialpiece of ​paper with an ​amount of ​money written on it that you can ​send or give to someone, who can then ​exchange it for the same ​amount of ​money
(Definition of money order from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"money order" in American English

See all translations

money ordernoun [C]

 us   /ˈmʌn·i ˌɔr·dər/
a ​type of ​check that you ​buy at a ​bank or ​postoffice and use for ​paying someone
(Definition of money order from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"money order" in Business English

See all translations

money ordernoun [C]

uk   us   ( abbreviation MO, also postal money order, UK also postal order) BANKING, MONEY
a ​document that can be ​bought at a postoffice as a way of ​sendingmoney through the ​mail: The ​terms of ​payment are ​cash, ​moneyorder, or cashier's ​check.
(Definition of money order from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “money order”
in Chinese (Simplified) 汇票,汇款单…
in Turkish posta çeki…
in Russian (денежный) почтовый перевод…
in Chinese (Traditional) 匯票,匯款單…
in Polish przekaz pieniężny…
What is the pronunciation of money order?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

costume

the set of clothes typical of a particular country or period of history, or suitable for a particular activity

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More