Definitions for check

Definitions for (noun) check

Main entry: check, check-out procedure, checkout

Definition: the act of inspecting or verifying

Usage: they made a check of their equipment; the pilot ran through the check-out procedure

Main entry: check

Definition: (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king

Main entry: check

Definition: obstructing an opponent in ice hockey

Main entry: curb, check, bridle

Definition: the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess

Usage: his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper

Main entry: check

Definition: a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)

Usage: she wore a skirt with checks

Main entry: check, chip

Definition: a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something

Main entry: check, balk, baulk, impediment, hinderance, hindrance, handicap, deterrent

Definition: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

Main entry: check, assay

Definition: an appraisal of the state of affairs

Usage: they made an assay of the contents; a check on its dependability under stress

Main entry: confirmation, verification, substantiation, check

Definition: additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct

Usage: fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory

Main entry: tab, check, chit

Definition: the bill in a restaurant

Usage: he asked the waiter for the check

Main entry: check, check mark, tick

Definition: a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.

Usage: as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name

Main entry: bank check, check, cheque

Definition: a written order directing a bank to pay money

Usage: he paid all his bills by check

Main entry: arrest, stop, stoppage, check, halt, hitch, stay

Definition: the state of inactivity following an interruption

Usage: the negotiations were in arrest; held them in check; during the halt he got some lunch; the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow; he spent the entire stop in his seat

Definitions for (verb) check

Main entry: break, check, crack

Definition: become fractured; break or crack on the surface only

Usage: The glass cracked when it was heated

Main entry: check, chink

Definition: make cracks or chinks in

Usage: The heat checked the paint

Main entry: check

Definition: arrest the motion (of something) abruptly

Usage: He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve

Main entry: delay, retard, check

Definition: slow the growth or development of

Usage: The brain damage will retard the child's language development

Main entry: check, check into, check out, check over, check up on, look into, suss out, go over

Definition: examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition

Usage: check the brakes; Check out the engine

Main entry: tick, tick off, mark, mark off, check, check off

Definition: put a check mark on or near or next to

Usage: Please check each name on the list; tick off the items; mark off the units

Main entry: control, assure, ascertain, insure, check, ensure, see, see to it

Definition: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

Usage: He verified that the valves were closed; See that the curtains are closed; control the quality of the product

Main entry: check

Definition: verify by consulting a source or authority

Usage: check the spelling of this word; check your facts

Main entry: see, learn, determine, ascertain, check, watch, find out

Definition: find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

Usage: I want to see whether she speaks French; See whether it works; find out if he speaks Russian; Check whether the train leaves on time

Main entry: check

Definition: write out a check on a bank account

Main entry: check

Definition: place into check

Usage: He checked my kings

Main entry: contain, hold back, arrest, check, stop, turn back

Definition: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of

Usage: Arrest the downward trend; Check the growth of communism in South East Asia; Contain the rebel movement; Turn back the tide of communism

Main entry: check

Definition: decline to initiate betting

Main entry: check, checker, chequer

Definition: mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on

Main entry: check

Definition: stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution

Usage: She checked for an instant and missed a step

Main entry: check

Definition: stop in a chase especially when scent is lost

Usage: The dog checked

Main entry: check

Definition: abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey

Main entry: check

Definition: hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping

Usage: Check your coat at the door

Main entry: check

Definition: consign for shipment on a vehicle

Usage: check your luggage before boarding

Main entry: contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, check, moderate

Definition: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

Usage: moderate your alcohol intake; hold your tongue; hold your temper; control your anger

Main entry: check

Definition: make an examination or investigation

Usage: check into the rumor; check the time of the class

Main entry: discipline, condition, train, check

Definition: develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control

Usage: Parents must discipline their children; Is this dog trained?

Main entry: check

Definition: block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey

Main entry: correspond, tally, jibe, match, fit, gibe, agree, check

Definition: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

Usage: The two stories don't agree in many details; The handwriting checks with the signature on the check; The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun

Main entry: check, check out

Definition: be verified or confirmed; pass inspection

Usage: These stories don't check!

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