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CHECK is a horizontally symmetrical word. More symmetrical terms!

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the verb check:

conversational speech45.61%task-oriented speech54.39%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun check:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb check:

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The word check is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun check

What does check mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: checks

  1. a written order directing a bank to pay money
  2. an appraisal of the state of affairs
    • example: a check on its dependability under stress
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of check: assay
    • more generic words: appraisal / assessment = the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
    • more specific terms:
      • countercheck / double check = something that checks the correctness of a previous check
      • Apgar score = an assessment of the physical condition of a newborn infant
      • paternity test = a test based on blood groups to determine whether a particular man could be the biological father of a particular child
      • stress test = a test measuring how a system functions when subjected to controlled amounts of stress
  3. the bill in a restaurant
    • example: he asked the waiter for the check
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of check: chit / tab
    • more generic words: account / bill / invoice = an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
  4. the state of inactivity following an interruption
  5. additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
  6. the act of inspecting or verifying
    • examples: they made a check of their equipment | the pilot ran through the check-out procedure
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of check: check-out procedure / checkout
    • more generic words: inspection / review = a formal or official examination
    • more specific term: spot check = a check on work performance or product quality made at random times without warning
  7. a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
    • example: as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of check: check mark / tick
    • more generic word: mark = a written or printed symbol
  8. something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
  9. a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of check: chip
    • more generic words: blemish / defect / mar = a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something
  10. a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)
  11. the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of check: bridle / curb
    • more generic word: restraint = the act of controlling by restraining someone or something
  12. obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: obstruction = getting in someone's way
    • more specific terms:
      • crosscheck = an illegal check
      • poke check = knocking the puck away by jabbing at it with the hockey stick
    • part of: hockey / hockey game / ice hockey = a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled hockey sticks
  13. (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
    • domain: chess / chess game
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic term: chess move = the act of moving a chess piece
    • more specific term: discovered check = a check on the opponent's king that is delivered by moving a piece out of the line of attack by a queen or rook or bishop

Alternative definition of the noun check

noun

  1. An inspection or examination.
  2. A control; a limit or stop.
  3. [US] A mark (especially a checkmark: [unicode, ✓]) used as an indicator, equivalent to a tick (UK).
  4. [US] An order to a bank to pay money to a named person or entity; a cheque (UK, Canada).
  5. [US] A bill, particularly in a restaurant.
  6. [chess] The situation in which the king is directly threatened by an opposing piece.
  7. [context: contact sports] A maneuver performed by a player to take another player out of the play.
  8. A token used instead of cash in gaming machines.
  9. [textiles, usually, pluralized] A pattern made up of a grid of squares of alternating colors; a checkered pattern.

Specialised definition of the noun check

Glossary of sports

in sports such as ice hockey, to move directly into the path of an opponent, usually making physical contact, in order to block his or her progress (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / hockey / ice hockey

illegal physical play intended to interfere with the opponent. The following are differentiated: check against the boards (the opponent is thrown against the boards), cross check (check with the stick held high or horizontally, high stick) and stick check (attack on the body with the stick held in both hands). The only check permitted in the game of ice-hockey is the body check (direct check against another player by using only the body). (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

any contact initiated by a defending player against an opponent to get the puck away from him or slow him down; there are two main types of checks: stick check and body check; these are only allowed against a player in control of the puck or against the last player to control it immediately after he gives it up; checking after too many steps or strides becomes charging

any tactic used by a defensive player in an attempt to slow down an opponent and/or get possession of the puck. There are two main varieties: the body check and the stick check

the legitimate blocking of an opponent's progress by use of the shoulder or hip

Glossary of sports / rowing

deceleration caused by poor rowing technique, usually because an oarsman puts pressure on the stretcher without applying simultaneous, countervailing pressure on the pin

Definition of the verb check

What does check mean as a doing word?

Check is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: checked | checking | checks

  1. examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
  2. make an examination or investigation
    • examples: check into the rumor | check the time of the class | They won't check the story
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: examine / see = observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
    • more specific words:
  3. be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Location] for [Theme]I hunted the woods for game | I searched the cave for treasure | I stalked the woods for game | We rummaged the drawer for important documents
      [Agent - being] [Verb] for [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location]I searched for treasure in the cave
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]I searched through America
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] for [Theme]I searched in the cave for treasure

      Verbs of Searching (with the same syntax): advertise, comb, dive, drag, dredge, excavate, patrol, plumb, probe, prospect, prowl, quarry, rake, rifle, scavenge, scour, scout, search, shop, sift, trawl, troll, watch.

    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of check: ascertain / assure / control / ensure / insure / see / see to it
    • more generic word: verify = confirm the truth of
    • more specific words:
      • proofread / proof = read for errors
      • control = verify by using a duplicate register for comparison
      • double-check = check once more to be absolutely sure
      • cross-check = check out conflicting sources
      • cinch = make sure of
      • card = ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor
      • spot-check = pick out random samples for examination in order to ensure high quality
      • cover = maintain a check on
  4. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
  5. stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution
    • example: She checked for an instant and missed a step
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: halt / stop = come to a halt, stop moving
  6. put a check mark on or near or next to
    • example: Please check each name on the list
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of check: check off / mark / mark off / tick / tick off
    • more generic word: verify = confirm the truth of
    • more specific word: receipt = mark or stamp as paid
  7. slow the growth or development of
  8. be verified or confirmed; pass inspection
    • examples: These stories don't check! | They won't check the story
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of check: check out
  9. be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
  10. block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
  11. develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of check: condition / discipline / train
    • more generic terms: develop / make grow = cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
    • more specific word: mortify = practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
  12. consign for shipment on a vehicle
    • example: check your luggage before boarding
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic words: charge / consign = give over to another for care or safekeeping
  13. hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
    • examples: Check your coat at the door | They check the cape
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic words: charge / consign = give over to another for care or safekeeping
  14. abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
    • domain: falconry
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: halt / stop = come to a halt, stop moving
  15. stop in a chase especially when scent is lost
    • example: The dog checked
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: halt / stop = come to a halt, stop moving
  16. mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonyms of check: checker / chequer
    • more generic word: draw = represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
  17. decline to initiate betting
  18. hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
  19. place into check
    • example: He checked my kings
    • domain: chess / chess game
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic words: aggress / attack = take the initiative and go on the offensive
    • entailment: go / move = have a turn
  20. write out a check on a bank account
  21. find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
    • examples: Check whether the train leaves on time | They check whether there was a traffic accident
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 3
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of check: ascertain / determine / find out / learn / see / watch
    • more specific word: test = determine the presence or properties of
  22. verify by consulting a source or authority
    • examples: check the spelling of this word | check your facts
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic word: verify = confirm the truth of
  23. arrest the motion (of something) abruptly
    • example: He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: stop = cause to stop
    • more specific words: staunch / stanch / halt / stem = stop the flow of a liquid
  24. make cracks or chinks in
    • example: The heat checked the paint
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of check: chink
    • more generic word: crack = cause to become cracked
  25. become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of check: break / crack
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence
    • more specific word: crack = break partially but keep its integrity

Alternative definition of the verb check

verb

  1. To inspect; to examine.
  2. To mark with a checkmark.
  3. To control, limit, or halt.
  4. To verify or compare with a source of information.
  5. To leave in safekeeping.
  6. To leave with a shipping agent for shipping.
  7. [context: contact sports] To physically remove a person from play.
  8. [poker] To remain in the hand without betting, only legal if no one has yet bet.

Place

Check is an unincorporated community in Floyd County, Virginia, United States. Check is located on U.S. Route 221 12.1 miles northeast of Floyd. Check has a post office with ZIP code 24072, which opened on July 23, 1883. Check also has one elementary school, Check Elementary School, which is located in the old Check High School building.

Music

  1. "Check" a.k.a. "Check!" is a musical EP of Praha Depart.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  2. "Check" is a musical album of Meesters in Chaos.
    • released on (5 years ago)

Films

  1. "Check" a.k.a. "Jaque" is a 2012 fantasy, horror, sci-fi short film written by Pablo Accino and Ignacio Artacho and directed by Pablo Accino.
  2. "Check" a.k.a. "Cheque" is a 2012 comedy drama film written and directed by Kazem Rast Goftar.

Miscellanea

  1. Check a.k.a. Cheque: A cheque is a document that orders a bank to pay money from an account. The person writing the cheque, the drawer, has a transaction banking account where their money is held. The drawer writes the various details including the monetary amount, date, and a payee on the cheque, and signs it, ordering their bank, known as the drawee, to pay that person or company the amount of money stated.
  2. Check: A check is a condition in chess, shogi and xiangqi that occurs when a player's king is under threat of capture on their opponent's next turn. A king so threatened is said to be in check. A player must get out of check, if possible, by interposing a piece between the threatening piece and the king, capturing the threatening piece, or moving the king to a square where it is no longer in check. If the player cannot move out of check, the game ends in checkmate and the player loses.
  3. Check: A check is a pattern of modified stripes consisting of crossed horizontal and vertical lines forming squares.
  4. Check is a mobile banking application developed by Check, Inc. Check utilizes proprietary account aggregation technology for secure payment technologies in its mobile applications. Check's primary service allows users to pay bills and track bank, credit card, investment, and loan transactions and balances through a provided mobile application.
  5. Check is an open source unit testing framework in the style of xUnit for C programs. The framework is considered stable—even though it has not reached its 1.0 release yet—and is available in the package distribution systems of most Linux distributions, as well as for Windows and OS X.

Phrases with Check

Phrases starting with the word Check:

  1. check in
  2. check-in
  3. check bit
  4. Check Box
  5. check off
  6. check out
  7. check girl
  8. check into
  9. check mark
  10. check over
  11. check rail
  12. check side

Phrases ending with the word Check:

  1. bad check
  2. bed check
  3. Hip Check
  4. Hot Check
  5. Wet Check
  6. bank check
  7. Body Check
  8. body-check

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Check

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Google previewOfficial Gazette of the United States Patent Office (1906)

by United States. Patent Office

A music-sheet spool having two flanges or heads, a driving- clutch at one end of the spool, and an end check means adjustahle longitudinally of the spool relatively to its adjacent flange or head and the clutch and adapted to ahut a part of the ...

Google previewA Handbook for Notaries Public and Commissioners of Deeds of New York (1912)

Being a Treatise on the Laws, Federal and State, Governing Notaries Public and Commissioners of Deeds of New York, Together with a Manual Applying the Said Laws, Written and Unwritten, to the Execution of Oaths, Affadavits, Acknowledgments, Depositions, Protests, and Instruments in Connection with Insurance : with Forms by Joseph Osmun Skinner

A check is a bill of exchange in which a bank is always the...

Google previewWiley CPA Exam Review 2010, Business Environment and Concepts (2009)

by Patrick R. Delaney, O. Ray Whittington

is incorrect because a parity check is a summation check in which the binary digits of a character are added to determine whether the sum is odd or even. Another bit, the parity bit, is turned on or off so the total number of bits will be ...

Google previewDelaware Reports (1856)

Containing Cases Decided in the Supreme Court (excepting Appeals from the Chancellor) and the Superior Court and the Orphans' Court of the State of Delaware

A check is an order on a banker or other person to pay a certain amount out of the drawer's funds in the banker's hands on deposit. The drawer is the...

Google previewWiley CPAexcel Exam Review 2015 Study Guide (January) (2015)

Business Environment and Concepts by O. Ray Whittington

is incorrect because a parity check is a summation check in which the binary digits of a character are added to determine whether the sum is odd or even. Another bit, the parity bit, is turned on or off so the total number of bits will be ...

Google previewManaging the Global Supply Chain (Collection) (2013)

by Chad W. Autry, Thomas J. Goldsby, John E. Bell, Arthur V. Hill

Successive check is a quality inspection system where each person checks the work done by the previous process (Shingo 1986). Theoretically, successive checks can accomplish 100% inspection by a “disinterested” person and provide ...

Google previewBusiness Law: Principles for Today’s Commercial Environment (2010)

by David Twomey, Marianne Jennings

A check is a form of demand draft.

Google previewWiley CPA Exam Review 2012, Business Environment and Concepts (2011)

by O. Ray Whittington, Patrick R. Delaney

is incorrect because a parity check is a process in which a computer reads or receives a set of characters and simultaneously sums the number of 1 bits in each character to verify that it is an even (or alternatively, odd) number.

Google previewWiley CPA Exam Review 2011, Business Environment and Concepts (2010)

by Patrick R. Delaney, O. Ray Whittington

is incorrect because a parity check is a process in which a computer reads or receives a set of characters and simultaneously sums the number of 1 bits in each character to verify that it is an even (or alternatively, odd) ...

Google previewWiley CPA Exam Review 2008 (2007)

Business Environment and Concepts by O. Ray Whittington, Patrick R. Delaney

is incorrect because a parity check is a process in which a computer reads or receives a set of characters and simultaneously sums the number of 1 bits in each character to verify that it is an even (or alternatively, odd) number.

Google previewBusiness Law and the Legal Environment, Standard Edition (2015)

by Jeffrey F. Beatty, Susan S. Samuelson

A check is the most common form of a draft—it is an order telling a bank to pay money. In a draft, three...

Google previewThe Pacific Reporter (1913)

"A check Is a bill of exchange drawn upon a bank or banker, or a person described as such on the face thereof, and payable on demand, without Interest" Civ. Code, { 3254. "A bill of exchange is an instrument, negotiable in form, by which one, ...

Google previewSams Teach Yourself JavaServer Pages 2.0 with Apache Tomcat in 24 Hours, Complete Starter Kit (2003)

by Mark Wutka, Alan Moffet, Kunal Mittal

The first thing to check is that you entered the correct filename and that you are using a relative path. If you just enter a filename with no directory names, ...

Google previewWho's Really Driving Your Bus (2003)

by James O. Henman Ph.D

The Movie Check is an observation tool that helps you develop more ability to gain healthy perspective in your interpersonal relationships. Start by noticing what you see when you look through the camera lens from your own perspective.

Google previewPhilippine Law Dictionary

CHAUFFEUR 151 CHECK KITING CHAUFFEUR A person licensed to guide or control a motor vehicle along a highway. — Sec. 3, Act 3992 as amended. See: family chaffeur, professional chaf- feur. CHAUFFEUR'S LICENSE A permit to ...

Google previewWebster's New World Law Dictionary (2010)

by Jonathan Wallace, Susan Ellis Wild

check n. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the ...

Google previewМорской техническій словарь ... Polyglot Naval Technical Dictionary ... Dictionnaire Technique Polyglotte des termes de la Marine, etc. Pt. 1., livr. 1-5. Eng., Fr. and Russ (1863)

by Andrei Mikhailovich ENGEL

Check, s. cheek alarum. clerck ol the check.

Google previewThe Home Reference Library: Household encyclopedia (1900)

A CASHIER'S CHECK MOU NTVI LLE NATIONAL BAN K. Mw %%/%A_ //9fl_r_ flaw e;/4M%0W...

Google previewDictionary of Financial Terms (2007)

by Virginia B. Morris, Kenneth M. Morris

Check. truncation. PAY TO In the United States, the 12 regional banks that make up the Federal Reserve System act as the central bank. This multibank structure was deliberately developed to ensure that no single region of the country could ...

Google previewThe Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles (2013)

by Phyllis G. Tortora, Ingrid Johnson

∞chatoyante An early 19th-century British woolen fabric with a gray ground and broad satin check. ∞chats An obsolete French wool fabric made in a two up, two down twill weave with white warp and blue or black filling and a fulled finish.

Google previewTools of Business, an Encyclopedia of Office Equipment and Labor Saving Devices (1905)

by Elmer Herny Beach

CHECK PROTECTORS. Abbott The Abbott check protector and perforator. Sold by J. F. Tenney Co., Chicago, Ill. Alligator A simple and cheap check protector. Patented. Sold direct and through dealers. Combines an envelope opener with its ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1997)

Volume 61 - Vacuum System Design to Velocity: Terminal in Setting: Estimation by John J. McKetta Jr

Hinged discs are available that, in effect, make the butterfly into a rapid-action flap-type check valve. Plug The plug valve is a quarter-turn valve used mainly for on/off service. It controls flow by means of a cylindrical or tapered plug with a hole ...

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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)
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The value of this 5-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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