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check - Dictionary definition and meaning for word check

Definition
(noun) a written order directing a bank to pay money
Synonyms : bank check , cheque
Example Sentence
  • he paid all his bills by check

Definition
(noun) an appraisal of the state of affairs
Synonyms : assay
Example Sentence
  • they made an assay of the contents
  • a check on its dependability under stress

Definition
(noun) the bill in a restaurant
Synonyms : chit , tab
Example Sentence
  • he asked the waiter for the check

Definition
(noun) the state of inactivity following an interruption
Synonyms : arrest , halt , hitch , stay , stop , stoppage
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(noun) additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
Example Sentence
  • fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory

Definition
(noun) the act of inspecting or verifying
Example Sentence
  • they made a check of their equipment
  • the pilot ran through the check-out procedure

Definition
(noun) a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
Synonyms : check mark , tick
Example Sentence
  • as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name

Definition
(noun) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Definition
(noun) a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
Synonyms : chip

Definition
(noun) a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)
Example Sentence
  • she wore a skirt with checks

Definition
(noun) the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
Synonyms : bridle , curb
Example Sentence
  • his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper

Definition
(noun) obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
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(noun) (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
Definition
(verb) examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
Example Sentence
  • check the brakes
  • Check out the engine

Definition
(verb) make an examination or investigation
Example Sentence
  • check into the rumor
  • check the time of the class

Definition
(verb) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
Synonyms : ascertain , assure , control , ensure , insure , see , see to it
Example Sentence
  • He verified that the valves were closed
  • See that the curtains are closed
  • control the quality of the product

Definition
(verb) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
Synonyms : contain , control , curb , hold , hold in , moderate
Example Sentence
  • moderate your alcohol intake
  • hold your tongue
  • hold your temper
  • control your anger

Definition
(verb) stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution
Example Sentence
  • She checked for an instant and missed a step

Definition
(verb) put a check mark on or near or next to
Synonyms : check off , mark , mark off , tick , tick off
Example Sentence
  • Please check each name on the list
  • tick off the items
  • mark off the units

Definition
(verb) slow the growth or development of
Synonyms : delay , retard
Example Sentence
  • The brain damage will retard the child's language development

Definition
(verb) be verified or confirmed; pass inspection
Synonyms : check out
Example Sentence
  • These stories don't check!

Definition
(verb) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
Synonyms : agree , correspond , fit , gibe , jibe , match , tally
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
Definition
(verb) develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
Synonyms : condition , discipline , train
Example Sentence
  • Parents must discipline their children
  • Is this dog trained?

Definition
(verb) consign for shipment on a vehicle
Example Sentence
  • check your luggage before boarding

Definition
(verb) hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
Example Sentence
  • Check your coat at the door

Definition
(verb) abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
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(verb) stop in a chase especially when scent is lost
Example Sentence
  • The dog checked

Definition
(verb) mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
Synonyms : checker , chequer

Definition
(verb) decline to initiate betting
Definition
(verb) hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
Synonyms : arrest , contain , hold back , stop , turn back
Example Sentence
  • Arrest the downward trend
  • Check the growth of communism in South East Asia
  • Contain the rebel movement
  • Turn back the tide of communism

Definition
(verb) place into check
Example Sentence
  • He checked my kings

Definition
(verb) write out a check on a bank account
Definition
(verb) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
Synonyms : ascertain , determine , find out , learn , see , watch
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) verify by consulting a source or authority
Example Sentence
  • check the spelling of this word
  • check your facts

Definition
(verb) arrest the motion (of something) abruptly
Example Sentence
  • He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve

Definition
(verb) make cracks or chinks in
Synonyms : chink
Example Sentence
  • The heat checked the paint

Definition
(verb) become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
Synonyms : break , crack
Example Sentence
  • The glass cracked when it was heated

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for check

in chess when we check the king he cant move forward..so we are stoppping his motion
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by sai dasika

when POLICE is CHECKing vehicles, traffic is STOP OR SLOW IN PROGRESS
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by nikhilparasher

in a restaurant when we ask for check, we actually stop ordering
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by anup007d

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