Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Lines engraved on certain portions of a gun-stock, enabling one to grasp it more surely.
  • noun The assembling of the parts of a checked joint.
  • noun In agriculture, the planting of seeds or plants at regular distances apart in the row or line, to allow of cultivation both ways, instead of drilling in a continuous or ‘solid’ row.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of check.
  • noun ice hockey The act of physically keeping an opposing player in check.
  • noun informal A checking account.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • You've got everybody on the board locked, and he had the winning hand, and that's what you call checking a lock.

    Oral History Interview with Carlee Drye, April 2, 1980. Interview H-0005. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • I did some label checking and found the Whole Foods 365 brand corn taco shells had considerably less sodium than the brand the recipe author likes (Taco Bell).

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  • One thing about amazon feedback that's worth checking is what comment was left.

    msagara: Wherein Michelle is irritated

  • But in checking my thick copy of the IGFA's "2009 World Record Game Fishes" book, I see that 12 out of 15 possible IGFA state records for my home state of Vermont are vacant.

    How's Your Record Collection?

  • Cite checking is easier, because the blog is probably there shortly after the article is written.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Following the link to her Facebook page, she goes on to complain, but what I found particularly interesting was her rant about how the AP fact-checking is focused on her and ignoring other big issues.

    Palin slams 'sexist' Newsweek cover

  • I am reminded each day that I render decisions that affect people concretely and that I owe them constant and complete vigilance in checking my assumptions, presumptions and perspectives and ensuring that to the extent that my limited abilities and capabilities permit me, that I reevaluate them and change as circumstances and cases before me requires.

    Wonk Room

  • I am reminded each day that I render decisions that affect people concretely and that I owe them constant and complete vigilance in checking my assumptions, presumptions and perspectives and ensuring that to the extent that my limited abilities and capabilities permit me, that I reevaluate them and change as circumstances and cases before me requires.

    Discourse.net: More on Sotomayor

  • Great to see one of senators saw the necessity to begin checking these out of contorl airlines.

    Senator vows to block carry-on fee

  • No sense in checking her out yourself since Obama has taken care of it for you ...

    Obama uses his White House e-mail list to praise Sotomayor

Comments

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  • I believe that checking is a form of blocking in ice hockey. So as to hold a player in check.

    February 15, 2012

  • It's also an activity familiar to those with OCD.

    February 15, 2012