checked

[ chekt ]
/ tʃɛkt /

adjective

having a pattern of squares; checkered(def 3): a checked shirt.
Phonetics. (of a vowel) situated in a closed syllable (opposed to freedef 28).

Origin of checked

1375–1425; late Middle English. See check1, -ed2

Related forms

un·checked, adjectivewell-checked, adjective

Definition for checked (2 of 2)

Origin of check

1
1275–1325; Middle English chek, chekke (at chess) < Old French eschec (by aphesis), variant of eschac < Arabic shāh check (at chess) < Persian: literally, king (an exclamation: i.e., look out, your king is threatened); see shah

Related forms

check·less, adjective

Synonym study

1. See stop. 2. Check, curb, repress, restrain refer to putting a control on movement, progress, action, etc. Check implies arresting suddenly, halting or causing to halt: to check a movement toward reform. Curb implies the use of a means such as a chain, strap, frame, wall, etc., to guide or control or to force to stay within definite limits: to curb a horse. Repress, formerly meaning to suppress, now implies preventing the action or development that might naturally be expected: to repress evidence of excitement. Restrain implies the use of force to put under control, or chiefly, to hold back: to restrain a person from violent acts.
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British Dictionary definitions for checked (1 of 2)

checked

/ (tʃɛkt) /

adjective

having a pattern of small squares
phonetics (of a syllable) ending in a consonant

British Dictionary definitions for checked (2 of 2)

check

/ (tʃɛk) /

verb

noun

interjection

chess a call made to an opponent indicating that his king is in check
mainly US and Canadian an expression of agreement

Derived Forms

checkable, adjective

Word Origin for check

C14: from Old French eschec a check at chess, hence, a pause (to verify something), via Arabic from Persian shāh the king! (in chess)
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Idioms and Phrases with checked

check


In addition to the idioms beginning with check

  • check in
  • check into
  • check off
  • check on
  • check out
  • check over
  • checks and balances
  • check up

also see:

  • blank check
  • claim check
  • in check
  • pick up (the check)
  • rain check
  • reality check
  • rubber check
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