|Noah Webster's 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.
Int. 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.
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; (WEY)
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. (KJV WBS)
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)