Definition of CHECK

noun : CHECK

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

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

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 7. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 9. (

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

  • 10. (

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

  • 11. (

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

  • 12. (

    ) obstructing an opponent in ice hockey ;

  • 13. (

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

verb : CHECK

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

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

  • 5. (

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

  • 7. (

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