Meaning of CHECK in English


noun small chick or crack.

2. check ·vi to clash or interfere.

3. check ·adj checkered; designed in checks.

4. check ·vt to chide, rebuke, or reprove.

5. check ·vi to act as a curb or restraint.

6. check ·vi to make a stop; to pause;

— with at.

7. check ·noun the forsaking by a hawk of its proper game to follow other birds.

8. check ·vt to slack or ease off, as a brace which is too stiffly extended.

9. check ·vi to turn, when in pursuit of proper game, and fly after other birds.

10. check ·vt to make checks or chinks in; to cause to crack; as, the sun checks timber.

11. check ·noun whatever arrests progress, or limits action; an obstacle, guard, restraint, or rebuff.

12. check ·vt to make a move which puts an adversary's piece, ·esp. his king, in check; to put in check.

13. check ·vi to crack or gape open, as wood in drying; or to crack in small checks, as varnish, paint, ·etc.

14. check ·noun a written order directing a bank or banker to pay money as therein stated. ·see bank check, below.

15. check ·noun a condition of interrupted or impeded progress; arrest; stop; delay; as, to hold an enemy in check.

xvi. check ·noun 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.

xvii. check ·vt to put a sudden restraint upon; to stop temporarily; to hinder; to repress; to curb.

xviii. check ·noun 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.

xix. check ·noun 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.

xx. check ·vt 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.

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