clearing house

clear·ing house
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kleer-ing noun, adjective hous]
    • /ˈklɪər ɪŋ noun, adjective haʊs/
    • /ˈklɪə.rɪŋ haʊs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kleer-ing noun, adjective hous]
    • /ˈklɪər ɪŋ noun, adjective haʊs/

Definitions of clearing house words

  • countable noun clearing house If an organization acts as a clearing house, it collects, sorts, and distributes specialized information. 3
  • countable noun clearing house A clearing house is a central bank which deals with all the business between the banks that use its services. 3
  • noun clearing house an institution where cheques and other commercial papers drawn on member banks are cancelled against each other so that only net balances are payable 3
  • noun clearing house a central agency for the collection and distribution of information or materials 3
  • noun clearing house A clearing house is a financial institution that is an intermediary between two trading firms for securities transactions. 3
  • noun plural clearing house a place or institution where mutual claims and accounts are settled, as between banks. 1

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Origin of clearing house

First appearance:

before 1825
One of the 37% newest English words
First recorded in 1825-35

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clearing house popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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