Definition - check

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check
  1. the act of inspecting or verifying;
  2. (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
  3. obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
  4. the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess;
  5. a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard);
  6. a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
  7. mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
  8. something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
  9. stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution;
  10. an appraisal of the state of affairs;
  11. stop in a chase especially when scent is lost;
  12. additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct;
  13. abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
  14. the bill in a restaurant;
  15. make cracks or chinks in;
  16. hand over something to somebody as fo

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