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check (weave)

Definition:

a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

checks

Type of:

weave » design » decoration » artifact

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

she wore a skirt with checks

Etymology:

[noun] "A call in chess noting one's move has placed his opponent's king in ... ...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of check...

Definition references

New World Dictionary:

check | cheque [British]

a sudden stop; abrupt halt | any restraint or control put upon action | a person or thing that restrains or controls | a supervision of accuracy, ... (24 of 437 words, 40 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

check [United States] | cheque | check the helm [sense-specific] | in check [sense-specific] | checkrow [sense-specific] | tick [United States, entry-specific, sense-specific] | retard [synonym, sense-specific] | stoppage [synonym, sense-specific] | wages [synonym, sense-specific]

to pause or cause to pause, especially abruptly | [transitive] to restrain or control | [transitive] to slow the growth or progress of; retard | ... (22 of 1133 words, 45 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/check

Random House Dictionary:

check | checks or [plural] | for 45 [plural] | chex [plural] | check in [sense-specific] | check on or up on [sense-specific] | check out [sense-specific] | check over [sense-specific] | check the helm [sense-specific] | ...

to stop or arrest the motion of suddenly or forcibly. | to restrain; hold in restraint or control. | to cause a reduction, as in rate or intensity; ... (26 of 1093 words, 54 definitions, 31 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/check

Oxford Dictionary:

cheque

Syllabification: (cheque) Entry from United States Dictionary | British spelling of "check" [entry 3]. (13 of 34 words, 2 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/cheque

check [entry 1] | baggage | luggage check | check mark | check someone in | check something against | check against | check something out | checks and balances | ...

examine (something) in order to determine its accuracy, quality, or condition, or to detect the presence of something | verify or establish to one's ... (23 of 945 words, 51 definitions, 31 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/check

check [entry 3]

a pattern of small squares | a garment or fabric with a pattern of small squares | [attributive] | having a checked pattern (20 of 71 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

check | checked [past tense] | checking [present participle] | checks [3rd-person singular present] | check in | check out | check over | cheque [British] | checkable [adjective, related]

An action or influence that stops motion or expression; a restraint | The condition of being stopped or held back; restraint | An abrupt stop in ... (24 of 859 words, 44 definitions, 19 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

check [entry 1, noun] | in check | check mark [sense-specific] | cheque [British, entry 1, sense-specific] | restraint [synonym, sense-specific] | draft [synonym, sense-specific] | bill [synonym, sense-specific] | crack [synonym, sense-specific] | arrest [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

exposure of a chess king to an attack from which he must be protected or moved to safety | a sudden stoppage of a forward course or progress; "arrest" ... (28 of 424 words, 12 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/check

check [entry 2, verb] | check into | check up on | checker [synonym, sense-specific] | stop [synonym, sense-specific] | crack [synonym, sense-specific] | investigate [synonym, sense-specific] | rebuke [synonym, sense-specific] | brake [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to put (a chess king) in check | [dialect] "rebuke", "reprimand" | to slow or bring to a stop; "brake" ; to block the progress of (as a hockey player) ... (28 of 489 words, 17 definitions, 13 usage examples)

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check [entry 3, interjection]

[used to express assent or agreement] (6 of 11 words)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

check | cheque

bill of exchange (see draft) drawn upon a bank or trust company or broker connected with a clearinghouse (see clearing). Upon presentation of a check, ... (25 of 371 words)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

check | checked [past tense] | checking [present participle] | checks [3rd-person singular present] | check over | check in

"check" or "check over": [transitive] to examine something in order to find ... | [intransitive/transitive] to make certain of something, for example ... (21 of 335 words, 4 definitions, 21 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/check

check [noun] | checks [plural] | keep/hold someone/something in check

[countable] an examination of something to find out whether it's as it ... | [countable] something that controls another thing and stops it from ... (23 of 287 words, 8 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

check [finance] | Cheque

bill of exchange drawn on a bank and payable on demand; it has become the chief form of money in the domestic commerce of developed countries. As a ... (28 of 234 words)

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Wikipedia:

Check [disambiguation]

may refer to A crack: an imperfection in wood that can appear during the wood drying process; an imperfection in glass that can appear during glass production | Cheque ("Check" in U.S. English), an order for transfer of money | Check box, a type of... (43 of 233 words, 18 definitions)

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Wiktionary:

check | checks [plural] | checked [past tense] | checking [present participle] | cashier's checks [plural] | cashiers' checks [plural] | banker's draft [plural] | banker's draught [both UK] | counter checks [plural] | ...

An inspection or examination. | A control; a limit or stop. | [United States] A mark (especially a checkmark: ✓) used as an indicator, equivalent to a tick (UK). | [United States] An order to a bank to pay money to a named person or entity; a cheque... (45 of 208 words, 18 definitions, 18 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/check

Cambridge Dictionary:

cheque [British] | check [United States]

a printed form, used instead of money, to make payments from your bank account (14 of 72 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cheque

check [entry 1]

to make certain that something or someone is correct, safe or suitable by examining it or them quickly (18 of 167 words, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/check 1

bill [entry 1] | check [United States]

a request for payment of money owed, or the piece of paper on which it's written (16 of 77 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/bill 1

tick [entry 1, British] | check

([United States] "check") a mark (✓) that shows that something is correct or has been done (16 of 39 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/tick 1

check [entry 2]

to stop someone from doing or saying something, or to prevent something from increasing or continuing (16 of 39 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/check 2

check [entry 3, United States]

to leave something with someone at a particular place, so that they can take care of it for a short time (21 of 42 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/check 3

check [entry 4, United States]

If information checks, it agrees with other information (8 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/check 4

check [entry 6, specialized]

in the game of chess, to put the other player's king under direct attack, so that the other player is forced to defend against the attack in their ... (28 of 39 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/check 6

check [entry 8]

an examination of something in order to make certain that it's correct or the way it should be (18 of 107 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/check 8

check [entry 9]

a pattern of squares formed by lines of different colours crossing each other (13 of 35 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/check 9

check [entry 11] | hold/keep something in check | hold something in check | keep something in check | checks and balances

"hold/keep sth in check": to limit something | "checks and balances": rules intended to prevent one person or group from having too much power within ... (24 of 55 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/check 11

check [entry 13] | in check | give check

"in check": [specialized] If your king is in check in the game of chess, it's being directly attacked by the other player | "give check": ... (24 of 91 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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check [entry 14, United States]

used to say yes to someone who is making certain that all the things on a list have been dealt with or included (23 of 38 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

check | checks [plural] | checked [past tense] | checking [present participle] | check mark [sense-specific, noun] | check marks [sense-specific, noun, plural] | chq. [finance, British, abbreviation, banking, Canadian spelling, British spelling, sense-specific, noun]

to examine something in order to establish its state or condition | to confirm or establish that something is true or accurate | to be the same as or ... (27 of 766 words, 27 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596416​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

check

First use: early 14th century | late 14th century

Origin: [noun] "A call in chess noting one's move has placed his opponent's king in ... | [verb] in chess; see "check" (Noun). All the other senses seem to ... (33 of 239 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

check

Origin: Middle English chek from Old French eschec, eschac, a check at chess, repulse from Medieval Latin scaccus, scahus ... (18 of 46 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

check | checks [plural] | checked [past tense] | checking [present participle]

Origin: Old French eschec, from Medieval Latin scacus, from Arabic صکّ (ṣakk), from Persian چک (chak, "letter of credit"), from شاه (šāh, "king"). | By shortening from checker, from Old... (28 of 43 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/check

Collins Dictionary:

check [United States] | cheque

First use: 14th century | 18th century

Origin: from Old French eschec a check at chess, hence, a pause (to verify something), via Arabic from Persian shāh the king! (in chess) | from ... (28 of 36 etymology words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/check

American Heritage Dictionary:

check | checked [past tense] | checking [present participle] | checks [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English chek, check in chess, from Old French eschec, from Arabic shāh, from Persian, king, check; see "shah".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/check

Oxford Dictionary:

check [entry 1] | baggage | luggage check | check mark | check someone in | check something against | check against | check something out

Origin: Middle English (originally as used in the game of chess): the noun and exclamation from Old French eschec, from medieval Latin scaccus, ... (22 of 62 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/check

check [entry 3]

Origin: late Middle English: probably from "chequer (... of the noun)"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/check--3

Merriam-Webster:

check [entry 1, noun]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English chek, from Anglo-French eschec, from Arabic ... | Middle English chek, short for cheker checker (18 of 31 etymology words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

check | checks [plural] | checked [past tense] | checking [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old French eschec "check in chess" from Persian šāh "king"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596416​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

check | checks [plural] | checked [past tense] | checking [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "check"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/check

Collins Dictionary:

check [United States] | cheque

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "check"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/check

Macmillan American Dictionary:

check [verb] | checked [past tense] | checking [present participle] | checks [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "check"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/check

check [noun] | checks [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "check"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

check | checked [past tense] | checking [present participle] | checks [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "check"

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check [noun] | checks [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "check"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

check [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "check"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "check"

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the Free Dictionary:

check

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "check"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "check"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "check" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

check | checks [plural] | cheques [plural] | checked [past tense] | checking [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "check"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

check

Audio: North American pronunciation of "check"

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YourDictionary Audio:

check

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "check" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

check

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