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definition of the word check

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From Persian چک (chek) (in the first meaning).

Singular
check

Plural
checks

check (plural checks)

  1. (US) an order to a bank to pay money to a named person or entity
    I was not carrying cash, so I wrote a check for the amount.
  2. (US) a mark like a v or sometimes x used as an indicator. Equivalent of a (UK) tick; also, a checkmark: √
    Place a check by the things you have done.
  3. (usually plural) a pattern made up of a grid of squares of alternating colors; a checkered pattern
    The tablecloth had red and white checks.
  4. a bill, particularly at a restaurant
    I summoned the waiter, paid the check, and hurried to leave.
  5. a control; a limit or stop
    checks and balances
  6. an inspection; examination
    I don't know if she will be there, but it's worth a check.
  7. (chess) The situation in which the king is directly threatened by an enemy piece.
  8. (sports) a maneuver performed by an player to take another player out of the play
    The hockey player gave a good hard check to obtain the puck

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