Dictionary Results for check


1. check - noun

· a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check"

Synonym(s): bank_check, cheque

Hypernym(s): draft, bill_of_exchange, order_of_payment




2. check - noun

· an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"

Synonym(s): assay

Hypernym(s): appraisal, assessment




3. check - noun

· the bill in a restaurant; "he asked the waiter for the check"

Synonym(s): chit, tab

Hypernym(s): bill, account, invoice




4. check - noun

· the state of inactivity following an interruption; "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"

Synonym(s): arrest, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage

Hypernym(s): inaction, inactivity, inactiveness




5. check - noun

· additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"

Synonym(s): confirmation, verification, substantiation

Hypernym(s): proof, cogent_evidence




6. check - noun

· the act of inspecting or verifying; "they made a check of their equipment"; "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure"

Synonym(s): checkout, check-out_procedure

Hypernym(s): inspection, review




7. check - noun

· a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.; "as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name"

Synonym(s): check_mark, tick

Hypernym(s): mark




8. check - noun

· something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

Synonym(s): hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, handicap

Hypernym(s): difficulty




9. check - noun

· a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something

Synonym(s): chip

Hypernym(s): blemish, defect, mar




10. check - noun

· a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); "she wore a skirt with checks"

Hypernym(s): weave




11. check - noun

· the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"

Synonym(s): bridle, curb

Hypernym(s): restraint




12. check - noun

· obstructing an opponent in ice hockey

Hypernym(s): obstruction




13. check - noun

· (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king

Hypernym(s): chess_move




14. check - verb

· examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine"

Synonym(s): check_up_on, look_into, check_out, suss_out, check_over, go_over, check_into

Hypernym(s): analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass




15. check - verb

· make an examination or investigation; "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class"

Hypernym(s): examine, see




16. check - verb

· be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"

Synonym(s): see, insure, see_to_it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure

Hypernym(s): verify




17. check - verb

· lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"

Synonym(s): control, hold_in, hold, contain, curb, moderate

Hypernym(s): restrain, keep, keep_back, hold_back




18. check - verb

· stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; "She checked for an instant and missed a step"

Hypernym(s): stop, halt




19. check - verb

· put a check mark on or near or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units"

Synonym(s): check_off, mark, mark_off, tick_off, tick

Hypernym(s): verify




20. check - verb

· slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"

Synonym(s): retard, delay

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




21. check - verb

· be verified or confirmed; pass inspection; "These stories don't check!"

Synonym(s): check_out




22. check - verb

· be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "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"

Synonym(s): match, fit, correspond, jibe, gibe, tally, agree

Hypernym(s): equal, be




23. check - verb

· block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey

Hypernym(s): obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass




24. check - verb

· develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"

Synonym(s): discipline, train, condition

Hypernym(s): develop, make_grow




25. check - verb

· consign for shipment on a vehicle; "check your luggage before boarding"

Hypernym(s): consign, charge




26. check - verb

· hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; "Check your coat at the door"

Hypernym(s): consign, charge




27. check - verb

· abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey

Hypernym(s): stop, halt




28. check - verb

· stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; "The dog checked"

Hypernym(s): stop, halt




29. check - verb

· mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on

Synonym(s): checker, chequer

Hypernym(s): draw




30. check - verb

· decline to initiate betting

Hypernym(s): move, go




31. check - verb

· hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"

Synonym(s): turn_back, arrest, stop, contain, hold_back

Hypernym(s): defend




32. check - verb

· place into check; "He checked my kings"

Hypernym(s): attack, aggress




33. check - verb

· write out a check on a bank account

Hypernym(s): write_out, issue, make_out, cut




34. check - verb

· find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "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"

Synonym(s): determine, find_out, see, ascertain, watch, learn




35. check - verb

· verify by consulting a source or authority; "check the spelling of this word"; "check your facts"

Hypernym(s): verify




36. check - verb

· arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"

Hypernym(s): stop




37. check - verb

· make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint"

Synonym(s): chink

Hypernym(s): crack




38. check - verb

· become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"

Synonym(s): crack, break

Hypernym(s): change





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