HyperDic: check

English > 38 senses of the word check:
VERBcognitioncheck, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check intoexamine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
socialcheckmake an examination or investigation
cognitioncheck, see, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assurebe careful or certain to do something
socialcheck, control, hold in, hold, contain, curb, moderatelessen the intensity of
motioncheckstop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution
cognitioncheck, check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tickput a check mark on or near or next to
changecheck, retard, delayslow the growth or development of
stativecheck, check outbe verified or confirmed
stativecheck, match, fit, correspond, jibe, gibe, tally, agreesatisfy a condition or restriction
socialcheckblock or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
socialcheck, discipline, train, conditiondevelop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice
possessioncheckconsign for shipment on a vehicle
possessioncheckhand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
motioncheckabandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
motioncheckstop in a chase especially when scent is lost
creationcheck, checker, chequermark into squares or draw squares on
competitioncheckdecline to initiate betting
competitioncheck, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold backhold back, as of a danger or an enemy
competitioncheckplace into check
communicationcheckwrite out a check on a bank account
communicationcheck, determine, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learnfind out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
cognitioncheckverify by consulting a source or authority
changecheckarrest the motion / motion (of something) abruptly
changecheck, chinkmake cracks or chinks in
changecheck, crack, breakbecome fractured
NOUNpossessioncheck, bank check, chequea written order directing a bank to pay money
cognitioncheck, assayan appraisal of the state of affairs
communicationcheck, chit, tabthe bill in a restaurant
statecheck, arrest, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppagethe state of inactivity following an interruption
cognitioncheck, confirmation, verification, substantiationadditional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
actcheck, checkout, check-out procedurethe act of inspecting or verifying
communicationcheck, check mark, ticka mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
cognitioncheck, hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, handicapsomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
attributecheck, chipa mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken ... / broken off of something
artifactchecka textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)
actcheck, bridle, curbthe act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
actcheckobstructing an opponent in ice hockey
actcheck(chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
check > pronunciation
Soundscheh'k
RhymesAztec ... wreck: 41 rhymes with ehk...
English > check: 38 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningA written order directing a bank to pay money.
Example"he paid all his bills by check"
Synonymsbank check, cheque
Narrowerbad check, bad chequeA check that is dishonored on presentation because of insufficient funds
blank check, blank chequeA check that has been signed but with the amount payable left blank
cashier's check, treasurer's check, cashier's cheque, treasurer's chequeA check issued by the officer of a bank on the banks own account (not that of a private person)
certified check, certified chequeA check containing certification / certification that the person who issued the check has sufficient funds on deposit to cover payment
counter checkA blank check provided by a bank for the convenience of customers who are making withdrawals
giro, giro chequeA check given by the British government to someone who is unemployed
kiteA bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float
kiteA bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value
medicare check, medicare paymentA check reimbursing an aged person for the expenses of health care
paycheck, payroll checkA check issued in payment of wages or salary
personal check, personal chequeA check drawn against funds deposited in your personal checking account
Broaderdraft, bill of exchange, order of paymentA document ordering the payment of money
Spanishcheque, talón
Catalantaló, xec
Verbscheckwrite out a check on a bank account
English > check: 38 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningAn appraisal of the state of affairs.
Example "a check on its dependability under stress"
Synonymassay
NarrowerApgar scoreAn assessment / assessment of the physical condition of a newborn infant
countercheck, double checkSomething that checks the correctness of a previous check
paternity testA test based on blood groups to determine whether a particular man could be the biological father of a particular child
stress testA test measuring how a system functions when subjected to controlled amounts of stress / stress
Broaderappraisal, assessmentThe classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
Spanishcomprobación, ensayo, informe, prueba, test
Catalanprova, test
Verbscheckexamine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
English > check: 38 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe bill in a restaurant.
Example"he asked the waiter for the check"
Synonymschit, tab
Broaderbill, account, invoiceAn itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
Spanishcuenta, nota
Catalancompte, nota
English > check: 38 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningThe state of inactivity following an interruption.
Example "held them in check"
Synonymsarrest, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage
NarrowercountercheckA check that restrains another check
logjamAny stoppage attributable to unusual activity
Broaderinaction, inactivity, inactivenessThe state of being inactive
Spanishalto, detención, parada
Catalanaturada, detenció, parada
Verbscheckarrest the motion / motion (of something) abruptly
checkstop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution
English > check: 38 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningAdditional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct.
Synonymsconfirmation, verification, substantiation
Narrowerbed checkA check that everyone is in bed by the time they should be
checksumA digit representing the sum of the digits in an instance of digital data
crosscheckAn instance of confirming something by considering information from several sources
parity check, redundancy check, odd-even checkA system of checking for errors in computer functioning
Broaderproof, cogent evidenceAny factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something
Spanishchequeo, confirmación, constatación, sustanciación, verificación
Catalanconfirmació, constatació, verificació
Verbscheckbe careful or certain to do something
checkmake an examination or investigation
English > check: 38 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe act of inspecting or verifying.
Examples
  • "they made a check of their equipment"
  • "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure"
Synonymscheckout, check-out procedure
Narrowerspot checkA check on work performance or product quality made at random times without warning
Broaderinspection, reviewA formal or official examination
Catalanrepàs, revisió
Verbscheckexamine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
checkbe careful or certain to do something
checkverify by consulting a source or authority
checkfind out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
checkbe verified or confirmed
English > check: 38 senses > noun 7, communication
MeaningA 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"
Synonymscheck mark, tick
BroadermarkA written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)
Catalanvist
Verbscheckput a check mark on or near or next to
English > check: 38 senses > noun 8, cognition
MeaningSomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress.
Synonymshindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, handicap
Narroweralbatross, millstone(figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
bindSomething that hinders as if with bonds
diriment impediment(canon law) an impediment that invalidates a marriage (such as the existence of a prior marriage)
dragSomething that slows or delays progress
obstacle, obstructionSomething immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
straitjacketAnything immaterial that severely hinders or confines
BroaderdifficultyA factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result
Spanishestorbo, freno, impedimento, obstáculo
Catalanforça dissuasiva, fre, impediment, nosa, obstacle
English > check: 38 senses > noun 9, attribute
MeaningA mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken ... / broken off of something.
Synonymchip
Broaderblemish, defect, marA mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
Verbscheckbecome fractured
checkmake cracks or chinks in
English > check: 38 senses > noun 10, artifact
MeaningA textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard).
Example"she wore a skirt with checks"
Narrowerhoundstooth check, hound's-tooth check, dogstooth check, dogs-tooth check, dog's-tooth checktextile with a pattern of small broken or jagged checks
BroaderweavePattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
Verbscheckmark into squares or draw squares on
English > check: 38 senses > noun 11, act
MeaningThe act of restraining power or action or limiting excess.
Synonymsbridle, curb
BroaderrestraintThe act of controlling by restraining someone or something
Spanishfreno
Catalanfre
Verbscheckdevelop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice
checklessen the intensity of
English > check: 38 senses > noun 12, act
Meaningobstructing an opponent in ice hockey.
Part ofice hockey, hockey, hockey gameA game / 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 sticks
NarrowercrosscheckAn illegal check (chopping at an opponent's arms or stick)
poke checkknocking the puck away by jabbing at it with the hockey stick
BroaderobstructionGetting in someone's way
Spanishfrenar
Verbscheckblock or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
English > check: 38 senses > noun 13, act
Meaning(chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king.
Categorychess, chess gameA board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules
Narrowerdiscovered checkA 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
Broaderchess moveThe act of moving a chess piece
Spanishjaque
Catalanescac
English > check: 38 senses > verb 1, cognition
Meaningexamine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe men check the area for animals; The men check for animals in the area
Examples
  • "check the brakes"
  • "Check out the engine"
Synonymscheck up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check into
Narrowerwatch, observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye onFollow with the eyes or the mind
Broaderanalyze, analyse, study, examine, canvassConsider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning / meaning
Similar tocheck, check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tickput a check mark on or near or next to
Spanishcomprobar, repasar, revisar
Nounscheckthe act of inspecting or verifying
checkan appraisal of the state of affairs
checkerone who checks the correctness of something
English > check: 38 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningmake an examination or investigation.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
ModelThey won't check the story
Examples
  • "check into the rumor"
  • "check the time of the class"
Narrowerbreathalyze, breathalyseTest someone's alcohol level in his blood by means of a breathalyzer
countercheckcheck a second time
screen, testTest or examine for the presence of disease or infection
Broaderexamine, seeobserve, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
Spanishcomprobar, constatar, controlar, examinar, investigar, verificar
Catalancomprovar, constatar, verificar
Nounscheckadditional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
English > check: 38 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningBe careful or certain to do something; make certain of something.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymssee, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure
Narrowercardask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor
cinchmake sure of
controlverify by using a duplicate register / register for comparison
coverMaintain a check on
cross-checkcheck out conflicting sources
double-checkcheck / check / check once more to be absolutely sure
proofread, proofread for errors
spot-checkpick out random samples for examination in order to ensure high quality
Broaderverifyconfirm the truth of
Similar tocheck, check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tickput a check mark on or near or next to
checkverify by consulting a source or authority
control, verifyCheck or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learnFind out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
Spanishasegurarse, asegurar, comprobar, controlar, ver
Catalanassegurar
Nounscheckthe act of inspecting or verifying
checkadditional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
English > check: 38 senses > verb 4, social
Meaninglessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymscontrol, hold in, hold, contain, curb, moderate
Narrowerbatemoderate or restrain
catchcheck oneself during an action
countercheck, counteractOppose or check by a counteraction
damprestrain or discourage
deny, abnegatedeny oneself (something)
mortify, subdue, crucifyhold within limits and control
suppress, stamp down, subdue, conquerTo put down by force or authority
thermostatControl the temperature with a thermostat
trainCause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it
Broaderrestrain, keep, keep back, hold backKeep under control
Spanishcomprobar, contener, controlar, limitar, moderar, ostentar, sustentar
Catalancontenir, controlar, limitar, moderar, ostentar, sustentar
Nounscheckthe act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
English > check: 38 senses > verb 5, motion
Meaningstop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"She checked for an instant and missed a step"
Broaderstop, haltCome to a halt, stop moving
Similar tocheckstop in a chase especially when scent is lost
checkabandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
Spanishpararse de repente
Nounscheckthe state of inactivity following an interruption
English > check: 38 senses > verb 6, cognition
Meaningput a check mark on or near or next to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Please check each name on the list"
Synonymscheck off, mark, mark off, tick off, tick
Narrowerreceiptmark or stamp as paid
Broaderverifyconfirm the truth of
Similar tocheck, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check intoexamine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assureBe careful or certain to do something
Spanishcomprobar, revisar
Nounschecka mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
English > check: 38 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningSlow the growth or development of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsretard, delay
Narrowerdampencheck
stay, detain, delaystop or halt
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishcontener, refrenar
Catalancontenir, refrenar
English > check: 38 senses > verb 8, stative
MeaningBe verified or confirmed; pass inspection.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelThey won't check the story
Example"These stories don't check!"
Synonymcheck out
Similar tomatch, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agreesatisfy a condition or restriction
Spanishcomprobar, inspeccionar
Catalancomprovar, inspeccionar
Nounscheckthe act of inspecting or verifying
English > check: 38 senses > verb 9, stative
Meaningsatisfy a condition or restriction.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsmatch, fit, correspond, jibe, gibe, tally, agree
NarroweradhereBe compatible or in accordance with
alignBe or come into adjustment with
answermatch or correspond
befit, suit, beseemaccord or comport with
coincideBe the same
consistBe consistent in form, tenor, or character
correlateTo bear a reciprocal or mutual relation
corroborate, underpin, bear out, supportsupport / support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
harmonize, harmonise, consort, accord, concord, fit in, agreeGo together
homologizeBe homologous
lookaccord in appearance with
parallelBe parallel to
patternform a pattern
resembleAppear like
rhyme, rimeBe similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable
squareBe compatible with
twin, duplicate, parallelduplicate or match
Broaderequal, beBe identical or equivalent to
Oppositedisagree, disaccord, discordBe different from one another
Similar tocheck, check outBe verified or confirmed
harmonize, harmonise, consort, accord, concord, fit in, agreeGo together
Spanishacordar, coincidir, convenir, corresponder, igualar, pactar, parecer, ser igual a
Catalanacordar, coincidir, convenir, correspondre, pactar, parèixer, semblar, ser igual a
English > check: 38 senses > verb 10, social
MeaningBlock or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe fighter managed to check his opponent
Broaderobstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrasshinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
Nounscheckobstructing an opponent in ice hockey
English > check: 38 senses > verb 11, social
MeaningDevelop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsdiscipline, train, condition
NarrowermortifyPractice self-denial of one's body and appetites
Broaderdevelop, make growCause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
Similar toprepare, groom, trainEducate for a future role or function
Spanishentrenar
Catalandisciplinar
Nounscheckthe act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
English > check: 38 senses > verb 12, possession
Meaningconsign for shipment on a vehicle.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"check your luggage before boarding"
Broaderconsign, chargeGive over to another for care or safekeeping
Similar tocheckhand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
Spanishcomprobar, facturar
English > check: 38 senses > verb 13, possession
Meaninghand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping.
PatternSomebody ----s something to somebody
ModelThey check the cape
Example"Check your coat at the door"
Broaderconsign, chargeGive over to another for care or safekeeping
Similar tocheckconsign for shipment on a vehicle
Spanishdar a guardar
Nounscheckeran attendant who checks coats or baggage
English > check: 38 senses > verb 14, motion
Meaningabandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey.
PatternSomething ----s
CategoryfalconryThe art of training falcons to hunt and return
Broaderstop, haltCome to a halt, stop moving
Similar tocheckstop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution
English > check: 38 senses > verb 15, motion
Meaningstop in a chase especially when scent is lost.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The dog checked"
Broaderstop, haltCome to a halt, stop moving
Similar tocheckstop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution
English > check: 38 senses > verb 16, creation
Meaningmark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymschecker, chequer
Broaderdrawrepresent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
Spanishcomprobar
Nounschecka textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)
English > check: 38 senses > verb 17, competition
Meaningdecline to initiate betting.
PatternSomebody ----s
Categorycard game, cardsA game / game played with playing cards
Broadermove, goHave a turn
Spanishcontenerse, pasar, refrenarse
English > check: 38 senses > verb 18, competition
Meaninghold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"
Synonymsturn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back
Narrowercut down, cut outintercept (a player)
BroaderdefendBe on the defensive
Spanishcontener, parar
Catalanparar
English > check: 38 senses > verb 19, competition
Meaningplace into check.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"He checked my kings"
Categorychess, chess gameA board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules
Entailsmove, goHave a turn
Broaderattack, aggressTake the initiative and go on the offensive
Spanishcomprobar, dar jaque
English > check: 38 senses > verb 20, communication
Meaningwrite out a check on a bank account.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderwrite out, issue, make out, cutmake out and issue
Spanishescribir un cheque
Nounschecka written order directing a bank to pay money
English > check: 38 senses > verb 21, communication
MeaningFind out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort.
PatternSomebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
ModelThey check whether there was a traffic accident
Example "Check whether the train leaves on time"
Synonymsdetermine, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn
NarrowertestDetermine the presence or properties of (a substance)
Similar todetermine, find, find out, ascertainEstablish after a calculation, investigation, experiment / experiment, survey, or study
see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assureBe careful or certain to do something
Spanishaprender, averiguar, decidir, determinar, establecer, mirar, ver
Catalanaprendre, decidir, determinar, esbrinar, mirar, trobar, veure
Nounscheckthe act of inspecting or verifying
English > check: 38 senses > verb 22, cognition
Meaningverify by consulting a source or authority.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "check the spelling of this word"
  • "check your facts"
Broaderverifyconfirm the truth of
Similar tosee, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assureBe careful or certain to do something
Spanishcomprobar
Nounscheckthe act of inspecting or verifying
English > check: 38 senses > verb 23, change
Meaningarrest the motion / motion (of something) abruptly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"
Narrowerstem, stanch, staunch, haltstop the flow of a liquid / liquid
BroaderstopCause to stop
Nounscheckthe state of inactivity following an interruption
English > check: 38 senses > verb 24, change
Meaningmake cracks or chinks in.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The heat checked the paint"
Synonymchink
BroadercrackCause to become cracked
Similar tocrack, check, breakBecome fractured
Spanishagrietar, resquebrajar
Nounschecka mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken ... / broken off of something
English > check: 38 senses > verb 25, change
MeaningBecome fractured; break or crack on the surface only.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymscrack, break
Narrowercrackbreak partially but keep its integrity
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar tocheck, chinkmake cracks or chinks in
crackCause to become cracked
Spanishcomprobar, fracturarse, rajarse, resquebrajar, romperse, romper
Catalanesberlar-se, esquerdar-se, esquerdar, esquerdissar, fracturar-se, rompre's, rompre, trencar-se, trencar
Nounschecka mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken ... / broken off of something

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