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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. i.) To pause; hold back; stop; as, to check the progress of a mudslide.

2. (n.) A word of warning denoting that the king is in danger; such a menace of a player's king by an adversary's move as would, if it were any other piece, expose it to immediate capture. A king so menaced is said to be in check, and must be made safe at the next move.

3. (n.) Whatever arrests progress, or limits action; an obstacle, guard, restraint, or rebuff.

4. (n.) A mark, certificate, or token, by which, errors may be prevented, or a thing or person may be identified; as, checks placed against items in an account; a check given for baggage; a return check on a railroad.

5. (n.) A written order directing a bank or banker to pay money as therein stated. See Bank check, below.

6. (n.) A woven or painted design in squares resembling the patten of a checkerboard; one of the squares of such a design; also, cloth having such a figure.

7. (n.) The forsaking by a hawk of its proper game to follow other birds.

8. (n.) Small chick or crack.

9. (v. t.) To make a move which puts an adversary's piece, esp. his king, in check; to put in check.

10. (v. t.) To put a sudden restraint upon; to stop temporarily; to hinder; to repress; to curb.

11. (v. t.) 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; as, to check an account; to check baggage.

12. (v. t.) To chide, rebuke, or reprove.

13. (v. t.) To slack or ease off, as a brace which is too stiffly extended.

14. (v. t.) To make checks or chinks in; to cause to crack; as, the sun checks timber.

15. (v. i.) To make a stop; to pause; -- with at.

16. (v. i.) To clash or interfere.

17. (v. i.) To act as a curb or restraint.

18. (v. i.) To crack or gape open, as wood in drying; or to crack in small checks, as varnish, paint, etc.

19. (v. i.) To turn, when in pursuit of proper game, and fly after other birds.

20. (a.) Checkered; designed in checks.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

(mucar): Occurs in Job 20:3 the King James Version, "I have heard the check of my reproach" (the Revised Version (British and American) "the reproof which putteth me to shame"), i.e. a check or reproof, such as that which closes the last speech of Job (chapter 19), and intended to put Zophar to shame.

2684. kataskopeo -- to view closely, spy out
... 2596 , ", according to," intensifying 4648 , "look at closely") -- properly, scope ;
(figuratively) looking down on someone with a ; to spy ("check out"); look ...
// - 7k

2849. kolazo -- to chastise
... 2849 -- properly, to dwarf, mutilate (curtail); used of punishing slaves to them;
hence, to (cause ) to ("dock/check," ), ie in a way that restrains (impedes ...
// - 6k

348. anakopto -- hinder.
... Word Origin see egkopto. hinder. From ana and kopto; to beat back, ie Check -- hinder.
see GREEK ana. see GREEK kopto. 347, 348. anakopto. 349 . ...
// - 5k

Strong's Hebrew
4148. musar -- discipline, chastening, correction
... warning (1). bond, chastening eth, chastisement, check, correction, discipline.
From yacar; properly, chastisement; figuratively, reproof ...
/hebrew/4148.htm - 6k

1102. balam -- to curb, hold in
... 1101b, 1102. balam. 1103 . to curb, hold in. Transliteration: balam Phonetic
Spelling: (baw-lam') Short Definition: check. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/1102.htm - 5k

2820. chasak -- to withhold, refrain
... root Definition to withhold, refrain NASB Word Usage hold them back (1), hold back
(2), keep back (1), keeps back (1), kept (1), kept their in check (1), kept ...
/hebrew/2820.htm - 6k


We must Guard against Anger, Before it Arises; if it Has Already ...
... We must guard against anger, before it arises; if it has already arisen we must
check and calm it, and if we cannot do this either, at least we should keep our ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter xxi we must guard.htm

Whether Patience is the Greatest of the virtues?
... Now those virtues which are effective of good, incline a man more directly to good
than those which are a check on the things which lead man away from good ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether patience is the greatest.htm

What Nonsense is this Out of which they Fabricate a Charge against ...
... "A man of the Lord," perhaps applied to Christ. c21. To what point will not
rashness reach when once the reins which check it are relaxed? ...
/.../20 what nonsense is this.htm

The Fall of the Empire and of the Papacy
... Urban was able to obtain a promise that Charles would not accept the senatorship
for life, although the need for Charles' presence in Italy as a check upon the ...
/.../medley/the church and the empire/chapter xvi the fall of.htm

The Call of Moses
... Some one has said that God gave him. A BLANK CHECK,. and all he had to
do was to fill it out from that time on. When he wanted to ...
// of the bible/ii the call of moses.htm

Thus Far I have Made Answer About My Crimes, and Indeed in Defence ...
... I have done so not as well as I ought but as I was able, putting a check upon my
complaints, for my object has been not so much to accuse others as to defend ...
/.../1 thus far i have.htm

The Primitive Church
... martyrs "which no man could number.". [Sidenote: Persecution did not check
the growth of the Church,]. So widely did the Church spread ...
/.../a key to the knowledge of church history/chapter v the primitive church.htm

What the Big Chest Contained
... Great sins always have a beginning; the first attempts to do evil are not hard to
check if taken in time, but if allowed to be carried out, it is impossible to ...
/.../ john became a man/chapter iii what the big.htm

Eighth Commandment
... I would to God that we could have all gambling swept away. If Christian men take
the right stand, they can check it and break it up in a great many places. ...
// and wanting/eighth commandment.htm

... For instance, if a man has a credit balance of [USD]250 in his current banking account,
and draws a check for [USD]50, he does not require to go to the manager ...
/.../ spirit-filled life/chapter xiii claiming.htm

Check (9 Occurrences)
... 1. (vi) To pause; hold back; stop; as, to check the progress of a mudslide. ... A king
so menaced is said to be in check, and must be made safe at the next move. ...
/c/check.htm - 11k

Control (88 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A duplicate book, register, or account, kept to
correct or check another account or register; a counter register. ...
/c/control.htm - 33k

Zedeki'ah (62 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 22:24 Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and smote Micaiah on
the check, and said: 'Which way went the spirit of the LORD from me to speak ...
/z/zedeki'ah.htm - 25k

Kite (3 Occurrences)
... 6. (n.) Fictitious commercial paper used for raising money or to sustain credit,
as a check which represents no deposit in bank, or a bill of exchange not ...
/k/kite.htm - 9k

Rebuke (77 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To check, silence, or put down, with reproof; to restrain by expression
of disapprobation; to reprehend sharply and summarily; to chide; to reprove; to ...
/r/rebuke.htm - 32k

Bridle (12 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A restraint; a curb; a check. 3. (n.) The piece in the interior
of a gun lock, which holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc. ...
/b/bridle.htm - 15k

Curb (5 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To guide and manage, or restrain, as with a curb; to bend to one's will;
to subject; to subdue; to restrain; to confine; to keep in check. ...
/c/curb.htm - 9k

Chena'anah (5 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 22:24 Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and smote Micaiah on
the check, and said: 'Which way went the spirit of the LORD from me to speak ...
/c/chena'anah.htm - 7k

Checked (11 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Check. Multi-Version Concordance
Checked (11 Occurrences). Mark 3:12 But He many a time ...
/c/checked.htm - 9k

Micai'ah (27 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 22:24 Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and smote Micaiah on
the check, and said: 'Which way went the spirit of the LORD from me to speak ...
/m/micai'ah.htm - 13k

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Check (9 Occurrences)

1 Corinthians 14:39
The conclusion, my brethren, is this. Be earnestly ambitious to prophesy, and do not check speaking with tongues;

James 3:2
For we often stumble and fall, all of us. If there is any one who never stumbles in speech, that man has reached maturity of character and is able to curb his whole nature.
(See NIV)

Genesis 30:33
So my righteousness will answer for me hereafter, when you come concerning my hire that is before you. Every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and black among the sheep, that might be with me, will be counted stolen."
(See NIV)

1 Kings 22:24
Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of Jehovah from me to speak unto thee?
(See JPS)

2 Chronicles 18:23
Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and smote Micaiah upon the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of Jehovah from me to speak unto thee?
(See JPS)

Job 20:3
I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer.

Psalms 32:9
Don't be like the horse, or like the mule, which have no understanding, who are controlled by bit and bridle, or else they will not come near to you.
(See NAS)

Psalms 39:2
I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; And my sorrow was stirred.
(See JPS)

Jeremiah 14:10
Thus says Yahweh to this people, Even so have they loved to wander; they have not refrained their feet: therefore Yahweh does not accept them; now he will remember their iniquity, and visit their sins.
(See NAS)



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