- check [chek]n.[ME chek < OFr eschec, eschac, a check at chess, repulse < ML scaccus, scahus < Pers šāh, king, principal piece in a game of chess (see SHAH1); prob. sense development: king in danger — hostile action — restraining action — means of restraint or control]1. a sudden stop; abrupt halt2. any restraint or control put upon action3. a person or thing that restrains or controls4. a supervision of accuracy, efficiency, etc.5.a) a test, comparison, examination, etc. to determine if something is as it should beb) a standard or sample used in making such a determination6. a mark (✓) to show approval or verification of something, or to call attention to it☆ 7. an identification ticket or other token enabling one to claim an item left in a checkroom, etc. [a hat check ]☆ 8. one's bill at a restaurant or bar☆ 9. Now Rare a gambling chip10. a written order to a bank to pay the stated amount of money from one's account11.a) a pattern of small squares like that of a chessboardb) one of these squares12. a fabric with such a pattern13. a small split, crack, or chink14. Obs. a rebuke; reprimand15. Chess the condition of a king that is in danger of capture on the opponent's next move: when in such a condition, one's king must, if possible, be protected16. Hockey a blocking or bumping of an opponentinterj.☆ 1. Informal agreed; I understand; right; OK2. Chess used to signify that one's opponent's king is in checkvt.1. to cause to stop suddenly; halt abruptly2. to hold back; restrain; control3. to rebuff, repulse, or rebuke4. to test, measure, verify, or control by investigation, comparison, or examination [check the accounts]5. to mark with a check (✓)6. to mark with a pattern of squares☆ 7. to deposit or receive for deposit temporarily, as in a checkroom☆ 8. to get (esp. luggage) cleared for shipment9. to make chinks or cracks in☆ 10. Agric. to plant in checkrows11. Chess to place (an opponent's king) in check12. Hockey to block or bump (an opponent)13. Naut. to reduce the strain on (a line) by letting it out graduallyvi.☆ 1. to agree with one another, item for item [the accounts check ]☆ 2. to investigate in order to determine the condition, validity, etc. of something: often with on☆ 3. to draw a check on a bank account4. to crack in small checks [cheap paint may check]5. to stop or halt; specif., to pause, as a hunting dog, to pick up the scent6. Falconry to turn from the pursuit of one prey to follow a lesser one (with at)☆ 7. Poker to decline one's chance to open a round of bettingadj.1. used to check or verify [a check experiment]2. having a crisscross pattern; checkedSYN.- RESTRAIN——————☆ check in1. to register at a hotel, convention, etc.2. Informal to report, as by presenting oneself [check in at the office]——————check offto mark as verified, examined, etc.——————☆ check out1. to settle one's bill and leave a hotel, hospital, etc.2. to add up the prices of purchases and collect the total: said of a cashier, as in a supermarket3.a) to examine and verify or approveb) to prove to be accurate, in sound condition, etc. upon examination4. to draw (money) from a bank by check5. to register items to be loaned out, as books from a library6. Slang to die——————☆ check up onto examine the record, character, etc. of; investigate——————in checkin restraint; under control
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.