[noun] a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check" Synonyms: bank cheque
[noun] an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress" Synonyms: assay
[noun] the bill in a restaurant; "he asked the waiter for the check" Synonyms: chit, tab
[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" Synonyms: arrest, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage
[noun] additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory" Synonyms: confirmation, verification, substantiation
[noun] the act of inspecting or verifying; "they made a check of their equipment"; "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure" Synonyms: out, -out procedure
[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" Synonyms: mark, tick
[verb] make an examination or investigation; "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class"
[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" Synonyms: see, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure
[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" Synonyms: control, hold in, hold, contain, curb, moderate
[verb] stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; "She checked for an instant and missed a step"
[verb] put a check mark on or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items" Synonyms: off, mark, mark off, tick off, tick
[verb] slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development" Synonyms: retard, delay
[verb] be verified or confirmed; pass inspection; "These stories don't check!" Synonyms: out
[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" Synonyms: match, fit, correspond, jibe, gibe, tally, agree
[verb] block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
[verb] train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?" Synonyms: discipline, train, condition
[verb] consign for shipment on a vehicle; "check your luggage before boarding"
[verb] hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; "Check your coat at the door"
[verb] abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey, of falcons
[verb] stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; "The dog checked"
[verb] mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on Synonyms: er, chequer
[verb] decline to initiate betting
[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 Sout East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism" Synonyms: turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back
[verb] place into check; "He checked my kings"
[verb] write out a check on a bank account
[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" Synonyms: determine, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn
[verb] verify by consulting a source or authority; "check the spelling of this word"; "check your facts"
[verb] arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"
[verb] make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint" Synonyms: chink
[verb] become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated" Synonyms: crack, break