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
  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
  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
  4.   an appraisal of the state of affairs they made an assay of the contents a check on its dependability under stress
  5.   something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
  6.   a written order directing a bank to pay money he paid all his bills by check
  7.   the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper
  8.   be verified or confirmed pass inspection These stories don't check
  9.   the act of inspecting or verifying they made a check of their equipment the pilot ran through the check out procedure
  10.   chess a direct attack on an opponent's king
  11.   obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
  12.   a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines resembling a checkerboard she wore a skirt with checks
  13.   a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
  14.   additional proof that something that was believed some fact or hypothesis or theory is correct fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory
  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
  16.   examine so as to determine accuracy quality or condition check the brakes Check out the engine
  17.   mark into squares or draw squares on draw crossed lines on
  18.   make cracks or chinks in The heat checked the paint
  19.   the bill in a restaurant he asked the waiter for the check
  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
  21.   slow the growth or development of The brain damage will retard the child's language development
  22.   become fractured break or crack on the surface only The glass cracked when it was heated
  23.   arrest the motion of something abruptly He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve
  24.   put a check mark on or next to Please check each name on the list tick off the items
  25.   verify by consulting a source or authority check the spelling of this word check your facts
  26.   write out a check on a bank account
  27.   place into check He checked my kings
  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
  29.   decline to initiate betting
  30.   stop for a moment as if out of uncertainty or caution She checked for an instant and missed a step
  31.   stop in a chase especially when scent is lost The dog checked
  32.   abandon the intended prey turn and pursue an inferior prey of falcons
  33.   hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping Check your coat at the door
  34.   consign for shipment on a vehicle check your luggage before boarding
  35.   make an examination or investigation check into the rumor check the time of the class
  36.   train by instruction and practice especially to teach self control Parents must discipline their children Is this dog trained
  37.   block or impede a player from the opposing team in ice hockey
  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
  39.   To stop
  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
  41.   A condition of interrupted or impeded progress arrest stop delay as to hold an enemy in check
  42.   Whatever arrests progress or limits action an obstacle guard restraint or rebuff
  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
  44.   A written order directing a bank or banker to pay money as therein stated See Bank check below
  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
  46.   The forsaking by a hawk of its proper game to follow other birds
  47.   Small chick or crack
  48.   To make a move which puts an adversary's piece esp his king in check to put in check
  49.   To put a sudden restraint upon to stop temporarily to hinder to repress to curb
  50.   To chide rebuke or reprove
  51.   To slack or ease off as a brace which is too stiffly extended
  52.   To make checks or chinks in to cause to crack as the sun checks timber
  53.   To clash or interfere
  54.   To act as a curb or restraint
  55.   To crack or gape open as wood in drying or to crack in small checks as varnish paint etc
  56.   To turn when in pursuit of proper game and fly after other birds
  57.   Checkered designed in checks
  58.   To make a stop to pause with at
  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
  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
  61.   1 To arrest or slow the course of anything as of a disease 2 To compare or review in order to ensure accuracy
  62.   To bring to a stand to restrain or hinder to rebuke
  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
  64.   A term in chess restraint mark of verification order for money a checkered fabric
  65.   Side of the face
  66.   To restrain hinder to mark with a check
  67.   To restrain sharply stop curb
  68.   To mark or provide with a check
  69.   To put in check as in chess
  70.   A checking or something that checks
  71.   A written order for money a tag a mark for verification
  72.   A checkered pattern
  73.   In chess a menace to the king
  74.   Chequered
  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
  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
  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
  78.   To stop to restrain to moderate to chide or reprove to control to compare and examine papers or accounts to ascertain their accuracy

Quotes of check

  1. When one person makes an accusation check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour – Piers Anthony
  2. Obviously you check tht she's safe she's clean got all the fingers and toes like that's going to help them through life It'll help them walk but you can't pull them out and check their IQ or anything – Matthew Ashford
  3. Fame is only good for one thing they will cash your check in a small town – Truman Capote
  4. I said 'Okay it's the year 2000 I'm getting a computer and a Palm Pilot I know how to check my e -mail and I've listed some phone numbers on it Half the time the battery has gone out so I can't use it – Marc Jacobs
  5. On my income tax 1040 it says "Check this box if you are blind I wanted to put a check mark about three inches away – Tom Lehrer
  6. My husband came up to Hot Rocks to check up on me why is still unknown to me because if I was to cheat on him it wouldn't be in a neighborhood bar where he knows I am – Kim Mathers
  7. Looking in the mirror to check if my tie is straight is a waste of my time I only look in the mirror once a day and that's in the morning when I shave – Lennart Meri
  8. I have very happy memories of fairy tales My mother used to take me to the library in Toronto to check out the fairy tales And she was an actress so she used to act out for me the different characters in all these fairy tales – Mike Myers
  9. Latinas' life expectancies are relatively long When a current retiree hits 65 and begins receiving her benefit check she can expect to live another 22 years That life expectancy is higher than white women or men – Grace Napolitano
  10. If Al Gore invented the Internet I invented spell check – Dan Quayle
  11. I learned that you can make a sci -fi film that is satisfying overseas European people have everything in check I'd make every sci -fi film in Europe They only work 14 hours a day After that it's overtime – Michelle Rodriguez
  12. And occasionally some of the nations that will be partners in this would probably not be in terms of passing a pure human rights check have everything going for them that you would like to have – Hugh Shelton
  13. I do have odd habits I check under my bed every night for the bogeyman That's just a little thing though – Tori Spelling
  14. I don't listen to my own records a lot Once in a while to check out my mistakes Because you can always see a spot or two in the record where you could have done better So you more or less study this way – Ben Webster

Usage examples for check

  1. He took his check book from his pocket – The Crooked House by Brandon Fleming
  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.
  3. It would be easy enough to hold the girl in check with that letter – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman
  4. And to morrow cried Random I shall send the check sir – The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume
  5. The very look she will put on to check you will check you you are so green – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  6. Isn't it dreadful to be obliged to check her dearly loved Philip ” – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  7. Check to see if you really need it as this service is far from free – The Online World by Odd de Presno
  8. It's just a check – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell
  9. Can't you draw a check – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  10. “ I hadn't had time to check it out – The Plague by Teddy Keller
  11. It's too easy just to write your name on a check – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  12. It will put a check on his cruelty – Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders
  13. But his joy soon received a check – Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I by Sir John Ross
  14. However I don't wish to force too much of it on you and so I'll give you a check for the three hundred dollars ” – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
  15. Shall I write the check – The Scarlet Feather by Houghton Townley
  16. If you wish to do anything right you must learn self control and it will be a good beginning to check yourself when you are going to cry – Scenes and Characters by Charlotte M. Yonge
  17. “ I am sorry Pip said he as I put the check in my pocket when he had signed it that we do nothing for you – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  18. March glanced at the check and smiled – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  19. His fear of it held him in check – Missing by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  20. He sent me into the station for it with the check – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss

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