Noun Definition


1.Definition: (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king

Category: General

2.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):tick

Category: General

3.Definition: a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something

Related Noun(s):chip

Category: General

4.Definition: a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)

"She wore a skirt with checks"

Category: Objects

5.Definition: a written order directing a bank to pay money

"He paid all his bills by check"

Related Noun(s):cheque

Category: General

6.Definition: additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct

Related Noun(s):confirmation, substantiation, verification

Category: General

7.Definition: an appraisal of the state of affairs

"They made an assay of the contents", "A check on its dependability under stress"

Related Noun(s):assay

Category: General

8.Definition: obstructing an opponent in ice hockey

Category: General

9.Definition: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

Related Noun(s):balk, baulk, deterrent, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment

Category: General

10.Definition: the act of inspecting or verifying

"They made a check of their equipment", "The pilot ran through the check-out procedure"

Related Noun(s):checkout

Category: General

11.Definition: the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess

Related Noun(s):bridle, curb

Category: General

12.Definition: the bill in a restaurant

"He asked the waiter for the check"

Related Noun(s):chit, tab

Category: General

13.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):arrest, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage

Category: General