Definition of Check
1. Noun. A written order directing a bank to pay money. "He paid all his bills by check"
Generic synonyms: Bill Of Exchange, Draft, Order Of Payment
Specialized synonyms: Bad Check, Bad Cheque, Kite, Kite, Counter Check, Giro, Giro Cheque, Paycheck, Payroll Check, Certified Check, Certified Cheque, Personal Check, Personal Cheque, Cashier's Check, Cashier's Cheque, Treasurer's Check, Treasurer's Cheque, Blank Check, Blank Cheque, Medicare Check, Medicare Payment
Derivative terms: Cheque
2. Verb. Examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition. "They won't check the story "; "Check out the engine"
Generic synonyms: Analyse, Analyze, Canvas, Canvass, Examine, Study
Related verbs: Check Off, Mark, Mark Off, Tick, Tick Off
Specialized synonyms: Follow, Keep An Eye On, Observe, Watch, Watch Over
Derivative terms: Checker, Checkout
3. Noun. An appraisal of the state of affairs. "A check on its dependability under stress"
Generic synonyms: Appraisal, Assessment
Specialized synonyms: Countercheck, Double Check, Apgar Score, Paternity Test, Stress Test
4. Verb. Make an examination or investigation. "They won't check the story "; "Check the time of the class"
Specialized synonyms: Screen, Test, Countercheck, Breathalyse, Breathalyze
5. Noun. The bill in a restaurant. "He asked the waiter for the check"
6. Verb. Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something. "Control the quality of the product"
Specialized synonyms: Proof, Proofread, Control, Double-check, Cross-check, Cinch, Card, Spot-check, Cover
Related verbs: Check Off, Mark, Mark Off, Tick, Tick Off, Ascertain, Determine, Find Out, Learn, See, Watch, Control, Verify
Generic synonyms: Verify
7. Noun. The state of inactivity following an interruption. "He spent the entire stop in his seat"
Generic synonyms: Inaction, Inactiveness, Inactivity
Specialized synonyms: Countercheck, Logjam
Derivative terms: Halt, Halt, Stop, Stop
8. Verb. Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits. "Control your anger"
Specialized synonyms: Bound, Confine, Limit, Restrain, Restrict, Throttle, Trammel, Conquer, Curb, Inhibit, Stamp Down, Subdue, Suppress, Damp, Crucify, Mortify, Subdue, Abnegate, Deny, Restrict, Train, Catch, Bate, Thermostat, Counteract, Countercheck
Generic synonyms: Hold Back, Keep, Keep Back, Restrain
Derivative terms: Control, Curb, Moderation
9. Noun. Additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct. "Fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"
Generic synonyms: Cogent Evidence, Proof
Specialized synonyms: Bed Check, Crosscheck, Odd-even Check, Parity Check, Redundancy Check, Checksum
Derivative terms: Confirm, Confirm, Substantiate, Verify
10. Verb. Stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution. "She checked for an instant and missed a step"
11. Noun. The act of inspecting or verifying. "The pilot ran through the check-out procedure"
Specialized synonyms: Spot Check
Generic synonyms: Inspection, Review
Derivative terms: Check Out
12. Verb. Put a check mark on or near or next to. "Mark off the units"
Related verbs: Check Into, Check Out, Check Over, Check Up On, Go Over, Look Into, Suss Out, Ascertain, Assure, Control, Ensure, Insure, See, See To It
Specialized synonyms: Receipt
Generic synonyms: Verify
13. Noun. A mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.. "As he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name"
14. Verb. Slow the growth or development of. "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Dampen, Delay, Detain, Stay
Derivative terms: Delay, Delay, Retard, Retardation
15. Noun. Something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress.
Generic synonyms: Difficulty
Specialized synonyms: Albatross, Millstone, Bind, Diriment Impediment, Drag, Obstacle, Obstruction, Straitjacket
Derivative terms: Deter, Deterrent, Handicap, Hinder, Impede
16. Verb. Be verified or confirmed; pass inspection. "They won't check the story "; "These stories don't check!"
17. Noun. A mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something.
18. Verb. Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics. "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
Specialized synonyms: Consist, Look, Answer, Coincide, Align, Correlate, Parallel, Duplicate, Parallel, Twin, Square, Bear Out, Corroborate, Support, Underpin, Resemble, Conform To, Fit, Meet, Homologize, Befit, Beseem, Suit, Accord, Agree, Concord, Consort, Fit In, Harmonise, Harmonize, Pattern, Adhere, Rhyme, Rime
Related verbs: Check Out, Accord, Agree, Concord, Consort, Fit In, Harmonise, Harmonize
Generic synonyms: Be, Equal
Derivative terms: Agreeable, Agreement, Correspondence, Correspondent, Match
19. Noun. A textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard). "She wore a skirt with checks"
Generic synonyms: Weave
20. Verb. Block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey. "The fighter managed to check his opponent"
21. Noun. The act of restraining power or action or limiting excess. ; "His common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
22. Verb. Develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control. "Is this dog trained?"
Generic synonyms: Develop, Make Grow
Specialized synonyms: Mortify
Related verbs: Groom, Prepare, Train
Derivative terms: Conditioner, Discipline, Trainee
23. Noun. Obstructing an opponent in ice hockey.
Generic synonyms: Obstruction
Specialized synonyms: Crosscheck, Poke Check
24. Verb. Consign for shipment on a vehicle. "Check your luggage before boarding"
25. Noun. (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king.
Specialized synonyms: Discovered Check
Category relationships: Chess, Chess Game
26. Verb. Hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping. "They check the cape "; "Check your coat at the door"
27. Verb. Abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey.
28. Verb. Stop in a chase especially when scent is lost. "The dog checked"
29. Verb. Mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on.
30. Verb. Decline to initiate betting.
31. Verb. Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of. "Turn back the tide of communism"
Specialized synonyms: Cut Down, Cut Out
Generic synonyms: Defend
Derivative terms: Containment, Containment, Stop
32. Verb. Place into check. "He checked my kings"
33. Verb. Write out a check on a bank account.
34. Verb. Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort. "They check whether there was a traffic accident"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"
Related verbs: Ascertain, Assure, Control, Ensure, Insure, See, See To It, Ascertain, Determine, Find, Find Out
Specialized synonyms: Test
Derivative terms: Ascertainable, Determination
35. Verb. Verify by consulting a source or authority. "Check your facts"
36. Verb. Arrest the motion (of something) abruptly. "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"
37. Verb. Make cracks or chinks in. "The heat checked the paint"
38. Verb. Become fractured; break or crack on the surface only. "These glasses check easily"; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
Generic synonyms: Change
Related verbs: Chink, Crack
Specialized synonyms: Crack
Derivative terms: Break, Breakable
Definition of Check
1. n. A word of warning denoting that the king is in danger; such a menace of a player's king by an adversary's move as would, if it were any other piece, expose it to immediate capture. A king so menaced is said to be in check, and must be made safe at the next move.
2. v. t. To make a move which puts an adversary's piece, esp. his king, in check; to put in check.
3. v. i. To make a stop; to pause; -- with at.
4. a. Checkered; designed in checks.
Definition of Check
1. Noun. An inspection or examination. ¹
2. Noun. A control; a limit or stop. ¹
3. Noun. (American English) A mark (especially a checkmark: (unicode ?)) used as an indicator, equivalent to a tick ''(UK)''. ¹
4. Noun. (American English) An order to a bank to pay money to a named person or entity; a cheque ''(UK, Canada)''. ¹
5. Noun. (American English) A bill, particularly in a restaurant. ¹
6. Noun. (chess) The situation in which the king is directly threatened by an opposing piece. ¹
7. Noun. (context: contact sports) A maneuver performed by a player to take another player out of the play. ¹
8. Noun. A token used instead of cash in gaming machines. ¹
9. Noun. A lengthwise separation through the growth rings in wood. ¹
10. Verb. To inspect; to examine. ¹
11. Verb. To mark with a checkmark. ¹
12. Verb. To control, limit, or halt. ¹
13. Verb. To verify or compare with a source of information. ¹
14. Verb. To leave in safekeeping. ¹
15. Verb. To leave with a shipping agent for shipping. ¹
16. Verb. (context: contact sports) To physically remove a person from play. ¹
17. Verb. (poker) To remain in a hand without betting. Only legal if no one has yet bet. ¹
18. Noun. (textiles usually pluralized) A pattern made up of a grid of squares of alternating colors; a checkered pattern. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Check
1. to inspect [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: inspect
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Literary usage of Check
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1910)
"And the evidence offered as aforesaid, with said check, was admitted by the court, ... They also prayed the court to instruct the jury, that the check ..."
2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"In a prosecution for forgery under an indictment in two counts, the first setting out an indorsed check and the second an ..."
3. The History of England from the Accession of James II by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1907)
"They might indeed safely tolerate a king in a few excesses ; for they had in reserve a check which soon brought the fiercest and proudest king to reason, ..."
4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1905)
"check 1112. Wickersham Printing Co.— National Formulary $13 55 Proceedings 22 43 98 2o. ... check 1117. William Mittelbach, Committee on Membership 35 ..."