Meaning of CHECK in English

CHECK

I. noun Etymology: Middle English chek, from Anglo-French eschec, from Arabic shāh, from Persian, literally, king; akin to Greek ktasthai to acquire, Sanskrit kṣatra dominion Date: 15th century exposure of a chess king to an attack from which he must be protected or moved to safety, 2. a sudden stoppage of a forward course or progress ; arrest , a ~ing of an opposing player (as in ice hockey), a sudden pause or break in a progression, reprimand , rebuke , one that arrests, limits, or restrains ; restraint , 6. a standard for testing and evaluation ; criterion , examination , inspection , investigation , the act of testing or verifying, a written order directing a bank to pay money as instructed ; draft , 8. a ticket or token showing ownership or identity or indicating payment made , a counter in various games, a slip indicating the amount due ; bill , 9. \Middle English chek, short for cheker ~er] a pattern in squares that resembles a ~erboard, a fabric woven or printed with such a design, a mark typically ✓ placed beside an item to show it has been noted, examined, or verified, crack , break , ~less adjective II. verb Date: 14th century transitive verb to put (a chess king) in ~, rebuke , reprimand , 3. to slow or bring to a stop ; brake , to block the progress of (as a hockey player), 4. to restrain or diminish the action or force of ; control , to slack or ease off and then belay again (as a rope), 5. to compare with a source, original, or authority ; verify , to inspect, examine, or look at appraisingly, to mark with a ~ as examined, verified, or satisfactory, 6. to consign (as luggage) to a common carrier from which one has purchased a passenger ticket , to ship or accept for shipment under such a consignment, to mark into squares ; ~er , to leave or accept for safekeeping in a ~room , to make ~s or chinks ; cause to crack , intransitive verb 1. to stop in a chase especially when scent is lost, to halt through caution, uncertainty, or fear ; stop , 2. to investigate conditions , to prove to be consistent or truthful , to draw a ~ on a bank, to waive the right to initiate the betting in a round of poker, crack , split , see: restrain III. inter — used to express assent or agreement

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