Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun check

13 senses of check

Sense 1
check, bank check, cheque -- (a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check")
       => draft, bill of exchange, order of payment -- (a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another)

Sense 2
assay, check -- (an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress")
       => appraisal, assessment -- (the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth)

Sense 3
check, chit, tab -- (the bill in a restaurant; "he asked the waiter for the check")
       => bill, account, invoice -- (an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered; "he paid his bill and left"; "send me an account of what I owe")

Sense 4
arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage -- (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")
       => inaction, inactivity, inactiveness -- (the state of being inactive)

Sense 5
confirmation, verification, check, substantiation -- (additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory")
       => proof, cogent evidence -- (any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something; "if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it")

Sense 6
check, checkout, check-out procedure -- (the act of inspecting or verifying; "they made a check of their equipment"; "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure")
       => inspection, review -- (a formal or official examination; "the platoon stood ready for review"; "we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator")

Sense 7
check mark, check, tick -- (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")
       => mark -- (a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); "his answer was just a punctuation mark")

Sense 8
hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap -- (something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress)
       => difficulty -- (a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result; "serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent")

Sense 9
check, chip -- (a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something)
       => blemish, defect, mar -- (a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish")

Sense 10
check -- (a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); "she wore a skirt with checks")
       => weave -- (pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric)

Sense 11
bridle, check, curb -- (the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper")
       => restraint -- (the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade")

Sense 12
check -- (obstructing an opponent in ice hockey)
       => obstruction -- (getting in someone's way)

Sense 13
check -- ((chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king)
       => chess move -- (the act of moving a chess piece)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb check

25 senses of check

Sense 1
check, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check into -- (examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine")
       => analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas -- (consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives")

Sense 2
check -- (make an examination or investigation; "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class")
       => examine, see -- (observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country")

Sense 3
see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure -- (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")
       => verify -- (confirm the truth of; "Please verify that the doors are closed"; "verify a claim")

Sense 4
control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate -- (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")
       => restrain, keep, keep back, hold back -- (keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool")

Sense 5
check -- (stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; "She checked for an instant and missed a step")
       => stop, halt -- (come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window")

Sense 6
check, check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tick -- (put a check mark on or near or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units")
       => verify -- (confirm the truth of; "Please verify that the doors are closed"; "verify a claim")

Sense 7
check, retard, delay -- (slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 8
check, check out -- (be verified or confirmed; pass inspection; "These stories don't check!")

Sense 9
match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree -- (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")
       => equal, be -- (be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!")

Sense 10
check -- (block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey)
       => obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass -- (hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn")

Sense 11
discipline, train, check, condition -- (develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?")
       => develop, make grow -- (cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development; "The perfect climate here develops the grain"; "He developed a new kind of apple")

Sense 12
check -- (consign for shipment on a vehicle; "check your luggage before boarding")
       => consign, charge -- (give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage")

Sense 13
check -- (hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; "Check your coat at the door")
       => consign, charge -- (give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage")

Sense 14
check -- (abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey)
       => stop, halt -- (come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window")

Sense 15
check -- (stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; "The dog checked")
       => stop, halt -- (come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window")

Sense 16
check, checker, chequer -- (mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on)
       => draw -- (represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse")

Sense 17
check -- (decline to initiate betting)
       => move, go -- (have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?")

Sense 18
check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back -- (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 South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism")
       => defend -- (be on the defensive; act against an attack)

Sense 19
check -- (place into check; "He checked my kings")
       => attack, aggress -- (take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to attack")

Sense 20
check -- (write out a check on a bank account)
       => write out, issue, make out, cut -- (make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me")

Sense 21
determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn -- (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")

Sense 22
check -- (verify by consulting a source or authority; "check the spelling of this word"; "check your facts")
       => verify -- (confirm the truth of; "Please verify that the doors are closed"; "verify a claim")

Sense 23
check -- (arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve")
       => stop -- (cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief")

Sense 24
check, chink -- (make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint")
       => crack -- (cause to become cracked; "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair")

Sense 25
crack, check, break -- (become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

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