Legal Definition of check
- A form of bill of exchange where the order to pay is given to a bank which is holding the payor's money.
Definition of check
From Persian چک (chek) (in the first meaning).
- enPR: chĕk, IPA: /tʃɛk/, SAMPA: /tSEk/
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- Rhymes: -ɛk
check (plural checks)
- (US) An order to a bank to pay money to a named person or entity; a cheque (UK, Canada).
I was not carrying cash, so I wrote a check for the amount.
- (US) A mark (especially a checkmark: √ ) used as an indicator, equivalent to a tick (UK).
Place a check by the things you have done.
- (usually pluralized) A pattern made up of a grid of squares of alternating colors; a checkered pattern.
The tablecloth had red and white checks.
- (US) A bill, particularly in a restaurant.
I summoned the waiter, paid the check, and hurried to leave.
- A control; a limit or stop.
checks and balances
- An inspection or examination.
I don't know if she will be there, but it's worth a check.
- (chess) The situation in which the king is directly threatened by an opposing piece.
- (contact sports) A maneuver performed by a player to take another player out of the play.
The hockey player gave a good hard check to obtain the puck.
- (note of monetary transfer): cheque (UK, Canada)
- (indicator mark): tick (UK)
- (bill of sale): cheque (Canada)
to check (third-person singular simple present checks, present participle checking, simple past and past participle checked)
- To inspect; to examine.
Check the oil in your car once a month.
Check whether this page has a watermark.
- To mark with a checkmark.
Check the correct answer to each question.
- To control, limit, or halt.
Check your enthusiasm during a negotiation.
- To verify or compare with a source of information.
Check your data against known values.
- To leave in safekeeping.
Check your hat and coat at the door.
- To leave with a shipping agent for shipping.
Check your bags at the ticket counter before the flight.
- (contact sports) To physically remove a person from play.
The hockey player checked the defenceman to obtain the puck
- (poker) To remain in the hand without betting, only legal if no one has yet bet.
Tom did not think he could win, so he checked.
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Translation of check in Malay
a note promising to pay money to a named person or entity
a mark like a v or sometimes x used as an indicator
- silang (x-mark)
a checkered pattern
an inspection or examination
to inspect, examine
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