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Meaning of checked by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -ɛkt



    1. ( North America ) Having a pattern of checks; checkered .
      A checked tie .
    2. ( phonology ) Of syllables, having a coda .
    3. ( phonology ) Of consonants, glottalized .

Explanation of checked by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. patterned with alternating squares of color

    Definition of checked by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Check, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Checked ( chĕkt ); p. pr. & vb. n. checking.]
      1. ( Chess ) To make a move which puts an adversary's piece, esp. his king, in check; to put in check.

      2. To put a sudden restraint upon; to stop temporarily; to hinder; to repress; to curb. Hence, ( Ice Hockey ) To obstruct the motion of an opposing player by contacting him with one's body.

      So many clogs to check and retard the headlong course of violence and oppression. Burke.

      3. To verify, to guard, to make secure, by means of a mark, token, or other check; to distinguish by a check; to put a mark against ( an item ) after comparing with an original or a counterpart in order to secure accuracy. Hence, To compare with an original or with some standard, to insure correctness; as, “to check an account; to check with a supervisor about procedures”.

      4. To chide, rebuke, or reprove.

      The good king, his master, will check him for it. Shak.

      5. ( Naut. ) To slack or ease off, as a brace which is too stiffly extended.

      6. To make checks or chinks in; to cause to crack; as, “the sun checks timber”.

      7. To leave ( something ) in the temporary custody of another; as, “to check baggage; to check one's firearms at the door; to check one's coat at the cloakroom”.

      8. To accept ( something ) for temporary custody from another; as, “to check a customer's baggage; to check a customer's coat”.

      9. To make a checkered pattern upon.

      Syn. -- To restrain; curb; bridle; repress; control; hinder; impede; obstruct; interrupt; tally; rebuke; reprove; rebuff.

    2. checked ( chĕkt ), adj.
      1. Held back from some action especially by force.

      Syn. -- curbed.

      2. having a pattern of alternating dark and light squares in rows and columns.

      Syn. -- checkered.