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clearing house Explained

clearing house at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C]
1 a central office where banks exchange cheques and other financial documents:
2 an office that receives and gives out or sells information or goods for several other organizations: --a clearing house for data on comets and asteroids//

clearing house at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

23 Moby Thesaurus words for "clearing house":
Bank of England, Bank of France, Federal Reserve bank,
International Monetary Fund, Lombard Street bank, Swiss bank,
World Bank, bank, branch bank, central bank, commercial bank,
farm loan bank, federal land bank, investment bank, member bank,
moneyed corporation, mutual savings bank, national bank,
nonmember bank, reserve bank, savings bank, state bank,
trust company

clearing house at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 a central office that banks use in order to pay each other money and exchange cheques, etc.
2 an organization that collects and exchanges information on behalf of people or other organizations:
a clearing house for applications to universities

CLEARING HOUSE at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

[sing.] a situation in which many people are killed violently
a large dog with a very good sense of smell, used to follow or look for peopleadjective
covered in blood:
his bruised and bloodied noseadjective
1 without any killing:
a bloodless coup / revolution
2 (of a person or a part of the body) very pale:
bloodless lips
3 lacking human emotion
1 (formal) the killing or wounding of people
the futile bloodletting of war
2 a medical treatment used in the past in which some of a patient's blood was removednoun
[U] a strong desire to kill or be violentnoun
[U] the killing or wounding of people, usually during fighting or a war:
The two sides called a truce to avoid further bloodshed. * The march ended in violence and bloodshed.adjective
(of eyes) with the part that is usually white full of red lines because of lack of sleep, etc.noun
a mark or spot of blood on sth:
Police found bloodstains on her jacket.
bloodstained adjective:
a bloodstained shirtnoun
[U] horses of pure breed, bred especially for racingnoun
[sing.] the blood flowing through the body:
They injected the drug directly into her bloodstream.adjective
1 wanting to kill or wound; enjoying seeing or hearing about killing and violence
2 (of a book, film / movie, etc.) describing or showing killing and violenceadjective
[only before noun] adverb-see also BLOODY (BrE, !!!, spoken) a swear word that many people fin

Clearing house at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Clearing \Clear"ing\, n.
1. The act or process of making clear.

The better clearing of this point. --South.

2. A tract of land cleared of wood for cultivation.

A lonely clearing on the shores of Moxie Lake. --J.

3. A method adopted by banks and bankers for making an
exchange of checks held by each against the others, and
settling differences of accounts.

Note: In England, a similar method has been adopted by
railroads for adjusting their accounts with each other.

4. The gross amount of the balances adjusted in the clearing

{Clearing house}, the establishment where the business of
clearing is carried on. See {above}, {3}.

clearing house at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

clearing house
n : a central collection place where banks exchange checks or
drafts; participants maintain an account against which
credits or debits are posted

clearing house at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a



Inter: en-noun » head=clearing house
  • A central point where clearing banks exchange checks etc and settle accounts
    1. Inter: figuratively » by extension A hub of goods traffic
    2. 2011, Samuel West (narrator), Smugglers TV series (ep. 2), :
    3. : The mixed load is likely to have come from Rotterdam, one of Europe's key clearing houses for drugs
    4. Inter: context » GIS A repository structure, physical or virtual, that collects, stores, and disseminates information, metadata, and data


      Inter: trans-top » a central point where clearing banks exchange checks etc and settle accounts

  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|chambre de compensation|f
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|stanza di compensazione

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|c├ímara de compensaci├│n|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a repository structure, physical or virtual, that collects, stores, and disseminates information, metadata, and data
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|centro de intercambio|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * GIS


    * Wade, T. and Sommer, S. eds. A to Z GIS
    Translation: et » clearing house
    Translation: pl » clearing house
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    Translation: ta » clearing house
    Translation: vi » clearing house
    Translation: zh » clearing house