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check

adjective (a)

  • Checkered; designed in checks. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • a written order directing a bank to pay money (noun.possession)
    Synonym: bank check, cheque
    Example:
    He paid all his bills by check.
    source: wordnet30
  • an appraisal of the state of affairs (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: assay
    Example:
    A check on its dependability under stress.
    source: wordnet30
  • the bill in a restaurant (noun.communication)
    Synonym: chit, tab
    Example:
    He asked the waiter for the check.
    source: wordnet30
  • the state of inactivity following an interruption (noun.state)
    Example:
    Held them in check.
    source: wordnet30
  • additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct (noun.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of inspecting or verifying (noun.act)
    Example:
    They made a check of their equipment.
    The pilot ran through the check-out procedure.
    source: wordnet30
  • a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc. (noun.communication)
    Synonym: check mark, tick
    Example:
    As he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name.
    source: wordnet30
  • something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress (noun.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: chip
    source: wordnet30
  • a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard) (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    She wore a skirt with checks.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess (noun.act)
    Synonym: bridle, curb
    source: wordnet30
  • obstructing an opponent in ice hockey (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    Check the brakes.
    Check out the engine.
    source: wordnet30
  • make an examination or investigation (verb.social)
    Example:
    Check into the rumor.
    Check the time of the class.
    source: wordnet30
  • be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution (verb.motion)
    Example:
    She checked for an instant and missed a step.
    source: wordnet30
  • put a check mark on or near or next to (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    Please check each name on the list.
    source: wordnet30
  • slow the growth or development of (verb.change)
    Synonym: delay, retard
    source: wordnet30
  • be verified or confirmed; pass inspection (verb.stative)
    Synonym: check out
    Example:
    These stories don't check!.
    source: wordnet30
  • be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics (verb.stative)
    Example:
    The handwriting checks with the signature on the check.
    source: wordnet30
  • block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • consign for shipment on a vehicle (verb.possession)
    Example:
    Check your luggage before boarding.
    source: wordnet30
  • hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping (verb.possession)
    Example:
    Check your coat at the door.
    source: wordnet30
  • abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • stop in a chase especially when scent is lost (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The dog checked.
    source: wordnet30
  • mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on (verb.creation)
    Synonym: checker, chequer
    source: wordnet30
  • decline to initiate betting (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of (verb.competition)
    Example:
    Check the growth of communism in South East Asia.
    source: wordnet30
  • place into check (verb.competition)
    Example:
    He checked my kings.
    source: wordnet30
  • write out a check on a bank account (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort (verb.communication)
    Example:
    Check whether the train leaves on time.
    source: wordnet30
  • verify by consulting a source or authority (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    Check the spelling of this word.
    Check your facts.
    source: wordnet30
  • arrest the motion (of something) abruptly (verb.change)
    Example:
    He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve.
    source: wordnet30
  • make cracks or chinks in (verb.change)
    Synonym: chink
    Example:
    The heat checked the paint.
    source: wordnet30
  • become fractured; break or crack on the surface only (verb.change)
    Synonym: break, crack
    source: wordnet30
  • To make a move which puts an adversary's piece, esp. his king, in check; to put in check. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To make a stop; to pause; -- with at. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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