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Main Entry: 1check
Etymology: Middle English chek "check (in chess), attack," from early French eschec (same meaning), from Arabic shh "check (in chess)," from a Persian word meaning literally "king" --related to CHECKER, CHESS 1: the exposing of a chess king to attack 2: a sudden stopping of progress 3: something that delays, stops, or holds back : RESTRAINT 4: EXAMINATION 1, investigation 5: a written order telling a bank to pay out money from a person's or company's account to the one named on the order <pay a bill by check> <cash a check> 6 a: a ticket or token that shows that the bearer has a claim to something <a baggage check> b: a slip of paper showing the amount due : BILL 7 a: a pattern of squares b: a fabric with such a design 8: a mark <check> placed beside an item to show it has been noted - in check: under restraint or control <trying to keep his emotions in check>