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Definitions of check

  1. To restrain sharply; stop; curb. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To mark or provide with a check. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To put in check, as in chess. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To stop. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. To make a move which puts an adversary's piece, esp. his king, in check; to put in check. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To put a sudden restraint upon; to stop temporarily; to hinder; to repress; to curb. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To chide, rebuke, or reprove. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To slack or ease off, as a brace which is too stiffly extended. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To make checks or chinks in; to cause to crack; as, the sun checks timber. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To restrain; stop; reprove; to examine by comparison, or mark as having been examined or verified; in chess, to put (a king) in danger; to mark in small squares. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To bring to a stand: to restrain or hinder: to rebuke. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To restrain; hinder; to mark with a check. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. To clash or interfere. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To crack or gape open, as wood in drying; or to crack in small checks, as varnish, paint, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To turn, when in pursuit of proper game, and fly after other birds. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To make a stop; to pause; - with at. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. To stop; to restrain; to chide or reprove; to test accuracy by comparison with some duplicate; to mark as having been examined; to put in check; to ease off a little of a rope which is too stilly extended; to stopper the cable. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To stop; to restrain; to moderate; to chide or reprove; to control; to compare and examine papers or accounts to ascertain their accuracy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. the state of inactivity following an interruption; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. the act of inspecting or verifying; "they made a check of their equipment"; "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. obstructing an opponent in ice hockey Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); "she wore a skirt with checks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. put a check mark on or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. verify by consulting a source or authority; "check the spelling of this word"; "check your facts" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. write out a check on a bank account Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. place into check; "He checked my kings" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in Sout East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. decline to initiate betting Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; "She checked for an instant and missed a step" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; "The dog checked" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey, of falcons Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; "Check your coat at the door" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  43. consign for shipment on a vehicle; "check your luggage before boarding" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  44. make an examination or investigation; "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  45. train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  46. block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey Wordnet Dictionary DB
  47. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. A condition of interrupted or impeded progress; arrest; stop; delay; as, to hold an enemy in check. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. Whatever arrests progress, or limits action; an obstacle, guard, restraint, or rebuff. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. A mark, certificate, or token, by which, errors may be prevented, or a thing or person may be identified; as, checks placed against items in an account; a check given for baggage; a return check on a railroad. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. A written order directing a bank or banker to pay money as therein stated. See Bank check, below. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. A woven or painted design in squares resembling the patten of a checkerboard; one of the squares of such a design; also, cloth having such a figure. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. The forsaking by a hawk of its proper game to follow other birds. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. Small chick or crack. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. A restraint; a reproof; a pass, ticket, or token; a pattern woven in alternate squares; an order on a bank for money; in chess, a word signifying an attack on the king; a setback; a mark signifying that something has been examined or verifled. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  56. A term in chess when one party obliges the other either to move or guard his king: anything that checks: a sudden stop: in B., a rebuke. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  57. A term in chess; restraint; mark of verification; order for money; a checkered fabric. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  58. Side of the face. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  59. A checking, or something that checks. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  60. A written order for money; a tag; a mark for verification. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  61. A checkered pattern. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  62. In chess, a menace to the king. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  63. Stop; restraint; he or that which checks; reproof or reprimand; a mark put against names in going over a list; something corresponding to compare with; an order for money, now usually written cheque; a token serving for identification; a checkered cloth; a term in chess, when one party obliges the other either to move his king or guard it; a term used when a hawk forsakes her proper game to follow rooks, &c. that cross her in her flight. Check, or check-roll, a roll or book containing the names of persons who are the attendants and in the pay of a sovereign or great personage. Clerk of the check, a person in the royal household who has the control of the yeomen of the guard; an officer who keeps account of the men in a naval dockyard. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  64. Stop; restraint; continued restraint; curb; that which stops or controls; a term in chess; a pass, ticket, or token; cloth woven in squares of different colours. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  65. Checkered; designed in checks. Webster Dictionary DB
  66. Chequered. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for check

  1. Can't you draw a check – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  2. Believe me I do appreciate your kindness, but I mustn't take the check – The-Circus-Boys-Across-the-Continent-or-Winning-New-Laurels-on-the-Tanbark by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
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