What is check?

  • (noun): A written order directing a bank to pay money.
    Example: "He paid all his bills by check"
    Synonyms: bank check, cheque
    See also — Additional definitions below


Check may refer to

Read more about Check.

Some articles on check:

Tokimeki Check-in!
... Tokimeki Check-in! (ときめきCheck in!?) is an eroge dating sim developed by Crowd ...
Clearfield Trust Co. V. United States - Facts & Procedural History
... On April 28, 1936, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia mailed a check for $24.20, drawn on the Treasurer of the United States, to Clair Barner ... The check was Barner's paycheck from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) ... Barner never received the check, which was stolen by an unknown party ...
La Banque Postale - Controversy
... Euros for colluding to charge unjustified fees on check processing, especially for extra fees charged during the transition from paper check transfer to "Exchanges Check-Image" electronic transfer ...
Function - Other Types of Check Sheet
... Check sheets are not limited to those described above ... Users should employ their imaginations to design check sheets tailored to the circumstances ...

More definitions of "check":

  • (verb): Make an examination or investigation.
    Example: "Check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class"
  • (noun): An appraisal of the state of affairs.
    Example: "A check on its dependability under stress"
    Synonyms: assay
  • (verb): Mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on.
    Synonyms: checker, chequer
  • (verb): Write out a check on a bank account.
  • (noun): A textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard).
    Example: "She wore a skirt with checks"
  • (verb): Block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey.
  • (verb): Abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey, of falcons.
  • (noun): The act of inspecting or verifying.
    Example: "They made a check of their equipment"; "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure"
    Synonyms: checkout, check-out procedure
  • (verb): Stop in a chase especially when scent is lost.
    Example: "The dog checked"
  • (verb): Decline to initiate betting.
  • (verb): Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics.
    Example: "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"
    Synonyms: match, fit, correspond, jibe, gibe, tally, agree
  • (verb): Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of.
    Example: "Check the growth of communism in Sout East Asia"
    Synonyms: turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back
  • (verb): Stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution.
    Example: "She checked for an instant and missed a step"
  • (noun): A mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something.
    Synonyms: chip
  • (verb): Place into check.
    Example: "He checked my kings"
  • (noun): The bill in a restaurant.
    Example: "He asked the waiter for the check"
    Synonyms: chit, tab
  • (noun): Obstructing an opponent in ice hockey.
  • (verb): Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort.
    Example: "Check whether the train leaves on time"
    Synonyms: determine, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn
  • (noun): (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king.
  • (verb): Hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping.
    Example: "Check your coat at the door"
  • (verb): Make cracks or chinks in.
    Synonyms: chink
  • (verb): Verify by consulting a source or authority.
    Example: "Check the spelling of this word"; "check your facts"
  • (verb): Arrest the motion (of something) abruptly.
    Example: "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"
  • (verb): Slow the growth or development of.
    Synonyms: retard, delay
  • (noun): The act of restraining power or action or limiting excess.
    Synonyms: bridle, curb
  • (verb): Be verified or confirmed; pass inspection.
    Example: "These stories don't check!"
    Synonyms: check out
  • (noun): 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"
    Synonyms: check mark, tick
  • (verb): Become fractured; break or crack on the surface only.
    Synonyms: crack, break
  • (verb): Consign for shipment on a vehicle.
    Example: "Check your luggage before boarding"

Famous quotes containing the word check:

    The veto is a President’s Constitutional right, given to him by the drafters of the Constitution because they wanted it as a check against irresponsible Congressional action. The veto forces Congress to take another look at legislation that has been passed. I think this is a responsible tool for a president of the United States, and I have sought to use it responsibly.
    Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913)

    Experience was to be taken as showing that one might get a five-pound note as one got a light for a cigarette; but one had to check the friendly impulse to ask for it in the same way.
    Henry James (1843–1916)

    When you go out, check the look of the sky; when you come in, check the looks on people’s faces.
    Chinese proverb.