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Definitions of check

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. be verified or confirmed; pass inspection; "These stories don't check!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the act of inspecting or verifying; "they made a check of their equipment"; "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. obstructing an opponent in ice hockey Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); "she wore a skirt with checks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. 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
  15. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. the bill in a restaurant; "he asked the waiter for the check" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. 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
  21. slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. put a check mark on or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. verify by consulting a source or authority; "check the spelling of this word"; "check your facts" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. write out a check on a bank account Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. place into check; "He checked my kings" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. 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
  29. decline to initiate betting Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; "She checked for an instant and missed a step" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; "The dog checked" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey, of falcons Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; "Check your coat at the door" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. consign for shipment on a vehicle; "check your luggage before boarding" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. make an examination or investigation; "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  39. To stop. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. 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
  41. A condition of interrupted or impeded progress; arrest; stop; delay; as, to hold an enemy in check. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. Whatever arrests progress, or limits action; an obstacle, guard, restraint, or rebuff. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. 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
  44. A written order directing a bank or banker to pay money as therein stated. See Bank check, below. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. 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
  46. The forsaking by a hawk of its proper game to follow other birds. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. Small chick or crack. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. To make a move which puts an adversary's piece, esp. his king, in check; to put in check. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. To put a sudden restraint upon; to stop temporarily; to hinder; to repress; to curb. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. To chide, rebuke, or reprove. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. To slack or ease off, as a brace which is too stiffly extended. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. To make checks or chinks in; to cause to crack; as, the sun checks timber. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. To clash or interfere. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. To act as a curb or restraint. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. To crack or gape open, as wood in drying; or to crack in small checks, as varnish, paint, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. To turn, when in pursuit of proper game, and fly after other birds. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. Checkered; designed in checks. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. To make a stop; to pause; - with at. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. 1. To arrest or slow the course of anything, as of a disease. 2. To compare or review in order to ensure accuracy. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  62. To bring to a stand: to restrain or hinder: to rebuke. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. Side of the face. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  66. To restrain; hinder; to mark with a check. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  67. To restrain sharply; stop; curb. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  68. To mark or provide with a check. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  69. To put in check, as in chess. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  70. A checking, or something that checks. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  71. 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.
  72. A checkered pattern. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  73. In chess, a menace to the king. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  74. Chequered. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. 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.
  78. 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.
  79. To verify, to guard, to make secure, by means of a mark, token, or other check; to distinguish by a check; to put a mark against an item after comparing with an original or a counterpart in order to secure accuracy; as, to check an account; to check baggage. mso.anu.edu.au
  80. To make a stop; to pause; -- with at. mso.anu.edu.au
  81. Contracts. A written order or request, addressed to a bank or persons carrying on the banking business, and drawn upon them by a party having money in their hands, requesting them to pay on presentment to a person therein named or to bearer, a named sum of money. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  82. It is said that checks are uniformly payable to bearer Chit. on Bills, 411; but that is not so in practice in the United States. they are generally payable to bearer, but sometimes they are payable to order. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  83. Cheeks are negotiable instruments, as bills of exchange; though, strictly speaking, they are due before payment has been demanded, i$n which respect they differ from promissory notes and bills of exchange payable on a particular day. 7 T. R. 430. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  84. The differences between a common check and a bill of exchange, are, First, that a check may be taken after it is overdue, and still the holder is not subject to the equities wbich may exist between the drawer and the party 'from whom he receives it; in the case of bills of exchange, the holder is subject to such equity. 3 John. Cas. 5, 9; 9 B. & Cr. 388. Secondly, the drawer of a bill of exchange is liable only on the condition that it be presented in due time, and, if it be dishonored, that he has had notice; but such is not the case with a check, no delay will excuse the drawer of it, unless he has suffered some loss or injury on that account, and then only pro tanto. 3 Kent, Com. 104 n. 5th ed.; 8 John. Cas. 2; Story, Prom. Notes, 492. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  85. There is a kind of check known by the name of memorandum cheeks; these are given in general with an understanding that they are not to be presented at the bank on which they are drawn for payment; and, as between the parties, they have no other effect than an IOU, or common due bill; but third persons who become the holders of them, for a valuable consideration, without notice, have all the rights which the holders of ordinary cheeks can lawfully claim. Story, Prom. Notes, 499. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  86. Giving a creditor a cheek on a bank does not constitute payment of a debt. 1 Hall, 56, 78; 7 S. & R. 116; 2 Pick. 204; 4 John. 296. See 3 Rand. 481. But a tender was held good when made by a check contained in a letter, requesting a receipt in return, which the plaintiff sent back, demanding a larger sum, without objecting to the nature of the tender. 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 2436. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  87. A cheek delivered by a testator in his lifetime to a person as a gift, and not presented till after his death, was considered as a part of his will, and allowed to be proved as such. 3 Curt. Ecc. R. 650. Vide, generally,4 John. R. 304; 7 John. R. 26; 2 Ves. jr. 111; Yelv. 4, b, note; 7 Serg. & Rawle, 116; 3 John. Cas. 5, 259; 6 Wend. R. 445; 2 N. & M. 251; 1 Blackf. R. 104; 1 Litt. R. 194; 2 Litt. R. 299; 6 Cowen, R. 484; 4 Har. & J. 276; 13 Wend. R. 133; 10 Wend. R. 304; 7 Har. & J. 381; 1 Hall, R. 78; 15 Mass. R. 74; 4 Yerg. R. 210; 9 S. & R. 125; 2 Story, R. 502; 4 Whart. R. 252. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  88. To verify, to guard, to make secure, by means of a mark, token, or other check; to distinguish by a check; to put a mark against (an item) after comparing with an original or a counterpart in order to secure accuracy. dictgcide_fs
  89. To leave (something) in the temporary custody of another; as, to check baggage; to check one's firearms at the door; to check one's coat at the cloakroom. dictgcide_fs
  90. To accept (something) for temporary custody from another; as, to check a customer's baggage; to check a customer's coat. dictgcide_fs
  91. To make a checkered pattern upon. dictgcide_fs
  92. To make a stop; to pause; with at. dictgcide_fs
  93. chek, v.t. to bring to a stand: to restrain or hinder: to rebuke: to control an account, &c., by comparison with certified data, vouchers, &c.: to place in check at chess: to mark with a pattern of crossing lines.--n. a term in chess when one party obliges the other either to move or guard his king: anything that checks: a sudden stop, repulse, or rebuff: (B., Shak.) a rebuke: a mark put against items in a list: an order for money (usually written CHEQUE): any counter-register used as security, a counterfoil: a token, of printed paper or metal, given to a railroad passenger to make secure the after-identification of his luggage, to a person leaving his seat in a theatre with the intention of returning, &c.: (U.S.) a counter used in games at cards--hence 'to pass in one's checks' = to die: a pattern of cross lines forming small squares, as in a chessboard: any fabric woven with such a pattern.--adj. (her.) divided into small squares by transverse, perpendicular, and horizontal lines.--ns. CHECK'-CLERK, a clerk who checks accounts, &c.; CHECK'ER, one who hinders or rebukes; CHECK'ER-BOARD, a board on which checkers or draughts is played; CHECK'-KEY, a latch-key; CHECK'MATE, in chess, a check given to the adversary's king when in a position in which it can neither be protected nor moved out of check, so that the game is finished: a complete check: defeat: overthrow.--v.t. in chess, to make a movement which ends the game: to defeat.--ns. CHECK'-REIN, a coupling rein, a strap hindering the horse from lowering its head; CHECK'-STRING, a string by which the occupant of a carriage may attract the driver's notice; CHECK'-TAK'ER, the collector of admission tickets at a theatre, railway-train, &c.; CHECK'-WEIGH'ER, one who on the part of the men checks the weight of coal sent up to the pit-mouth. [O. Fr. eschec, eschac (Low L. scaccus, sc[=a]chus, It. scacco, Sp. jaque, Ger. scach), through Ar. from Pers. sh[=a]h, king--CHECKMATE being O. Fr. eschec mat--Ar. sh[=a]h m[=a]t(a), 'the king is dead,' i.e. can make no further move.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  94. int. & n. (Announcement of) exposure of chess king to attack; sudden arrest given to motion, rebuff, repulse; slight military reverse; (Hunt.) loss of the scent; stoppage, pause; restraint on action (keep in c., under control); person or thing that restrains; control to secure accuracy; token of identification for left luggage, seat-holder, &c.; (United States) counter at cards (hence colloq., hand in one\'s cc., die); c.-action in piano, restraining hammer from striking string twice; c.-nut, screwed on over nut to prevent its working loose; c.-rein, attaching one horse\'s rein to other\'s bit, also rein preventing horse from lowering head; c.-string, in carriage for signalling to driver to stop; c.-taker, collector of pass tokens in theatre &c.; c.-till, in shop, recording receipts. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  95. Threaten opponent\'s king at chess; suddenly arrest motion of; (of hounds) stop on losing scent, or to make sure of it; restrain, curb; test (statement, account, figures, employes) by comparison &c., examine accuracy of. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  96. Cross-lined pattern; fabric woven or printed with this. So checked2 a. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  97. See cheque Concise Oxford Dictionary
  98. A means of stopping or limiting an action or a process, e. g., a hemorrhage, a diarrhea. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  99. To verify an experiment by a repetition. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  100. n. [French] A restraint, physical or moral; a stop; a hindrance;—a mark put against items, &c., in going over a list;—a token to identify a thing or person;—an order for money at a bank;—any counter-register used as security;—a checkered cloth, as plaids, &c.;—in chess-playing a movement requiring the adversary to move or guard his king. Cabinet Dictionary
  101. Repressure, stop, rebuff; restraint, curb, government; reproof, a flight; in falconry, when a hawk forsakes her proper game to follow other birds; the cause of restraint, a stop. Complete Dictionary

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