check check  /ˈtʃɛk/


  1. (n) a written order directing a bank to pay money
  2. (n) an appraisal of the state of affairs
  3. (n) the bill in a restaurant
  4. (n) the state of inactivity following an interruption
  5. (n) additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
  6. (n) the act of inspecting or verifying
  7. (n) a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
  8. (n) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
  9. (n) a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
  10. (n) a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)
  11. (n) the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
  12. (n) obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
  13. (n) (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
  14. (v) examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
  15. (v) make an examination or investigation
  16. (v) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
  17. (v) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
  18. (v) stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution
  19. (v) put a check mark on or near or next to
  20. (v) slow the growth or development of
  21. (v) be verified or confirmed; pass inspection
  22. (v) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
  23. (v) block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
  24. (v) develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
  25. (v) consign for shipment on a vehicle
  26. (v) hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
  27. (v) abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
  28. (v) stop in a chase especially when scent is lost
  29. (v) mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
  30. (v) decline to initiate betting
  31. (v) hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
  32. (v) place into check
  33. (v) write out a check on a bank account
  34. (v) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
  35. (v) verify by consulting a source or authority
  36. (v) arrest the motion (of something) abruptly
  37. (v) make cracks or chinks in
  38. (v) become fractured; break or crack on the surface only


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  1. As check cashing booms and Wal-Mart looms, banks chase a group they once ignored.
  2. But the biggest factor is that consumers have caught on to the convenience of being able to check their balance 247 and see exactly when checks clear.
  3. The $3 check-cashing fee is far lower than the average 1% to 3% charged by regular check cashers, and the Visa MoneyCards cost $8.


  1. CNN's GUT CHECK for June 13, 2013

    CNN's GUT CHECK | for June 13, 2013 | 5 p.m. - n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle BREAKING… RED LINE IN SYRIA: CNN’s Barbara Starr reports that Congress has been notified that the U.S. will acknowledge Syria has used chemical weapons, multiple times, on a […]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNN Political Ticker

  2. Check in on the Design World at Dwell on Design, June 21-23

    Dwell on Design is the nation's biggest modern design event, bringing over 30,000 visitors annually to the Los Angeles Convention Center. This year, check out: Over 400 exhibitors Keynote speaker and American Institute of Architects gold medalist Michael Graves Dwell on Design's first-ever artist-in-residence Tanya Aguiñiga The third-annual Dwell on Design Awards Three days of continuing ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: LAist

  3. Digital Check Announces the SB900 Cheque and Document Scanner at CIAB in Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Digital Check Corp , a provider of desktop check scanners and remote deposit capture technology to the financial industry worldwide, announced the SB900, a ne
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Senate confirmation of presidential appointees is an essential process prescribed by the Constitution that serves as a check on executive power and protects Montanans and all Americans by ensuring that crucial questions are asked of the nominee,...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Max Baucus Source: New York Times (blog)

  2. "We do expect results, as do the Iraqi people, and our support is not a blank check," Crocker said.
    on Aug 21, 2007 By: Ryan Crocker Source: Reuters

  3. The issue, McConnell said, "really relates too......whether or not in the United States of America our people want the majority party to have whatever it wants, without restraint, without a check or balance."
    on Apr 28, 2009 By: Mitch McConnell Source: FOXNews

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