check

Part of speech: verb

To stop.

Part of speech: verb

To restrain sharply; stop; curb.

Part of speech: verb

To mark or provide with a check.

Part of speech: verb

To put in check, as in chess.

Part of speech: noun

A checking, or something that checks.

Part of speech: noun

A written order for money; a tag; a mark for verification.

Part of speech: noun

A checkered pattern.

Part of speech: noun

In chess, a menace to the king.

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Usage examples "check":

  1. Check king and queen, sir. - "Precaution", James Fenimore Cooper.
  2. " Here's a check for ten thousand. - "The Second Generation", David Graham Phillips.
  3. He paused to check the boucan below them, then the men. - "Caribbee", Thomas Hoover.