money order

noun

Definition of money order

: an order issued by a post office, bank, or telegraph office for payment of a specified sum of money usually at any branch of the organization

Examples of money order in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Please include the cover date of the issue, and a check or an international postal money order payable to The New Yorker. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, "Frequently Asked Questions," 12 June 2020 The impact of the attack has prevented some banks, such as HSBC, from being able to take travel money orders. Helene Fouquet, Bloomberg.com, "Travelex Crippled Since New Year’s Eve by Ransomware Attack," 15 May 2020 The men, now in their 60s, were convicted of murder in 1975 for the shooting of money order collector Harold Franks at what was then the Fairmont Cut Rate Store at Fairhill and Petrarca roads on the city’s East Side. Eric Heisig, cleveland, "Cleveland to pay $18 million to trio who spent decades in prison for wrongful 1975 murder convictions," 8 May 2020 His staff members accompany tenants to doctor’s appointments and teach them how to get money orders for rent. NBC News, "'Housing is not the end': Former homeless struggle to adapt," 16 Feb. 2020 The resident bought five money order cards, totaling $2,000, and read the activation numbers over the phone to the person. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Hinsdale police blotter: Alert bank teller prevents fraudulent withdrawal," 10 Oct. 2019 The booklets can be ordered by sending your name and address, plus check or money order for $16 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby -- Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, "Dear Abby: Reader requests Abby’s baked bean recipe," 13 May 2020 Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $16 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Abigail Van Buren, Houston Chronicle, "Marriage crumbling as couple’s communication becomes bitter," 28 Mar. 2020 It can be ordered by sending your name and address, plus a check or money order for $8 (U.S. funds) to Dear Abby Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, "Dear Abby: Man’s explosive, angry outbursts are cause for concern," 15 Jan. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'money order.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of money order

1802, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about money order

Time Traveler for money order

Time Traveler

The first known use of money order was in 1802

See more words from the same year

Statistics for money order

Last Updated

18 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Money order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/money%20order. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for money order

money order

noun

English Language Learners Definition of money order

: a written order to pay a particular amount of money to a specified person or company

money order

noun

Kids Definition of money order

: a piece of paper like a check that can be bought (as at a post office) and that orders payment of a sum of money printed on it to the person named

money order

noun

Legal Definition of money order

: an order issued by a post office, bank, or telegraph office for payment of a specified sum of money usually at any branch of the issuing organization

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on money order

What made you want to look up money order? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A More Exception(al) Quiz

  • hot dog  hot dog  hot dog  hot dog cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!