Check vs Confirmable - What's the difference?

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As a noun check

is (chess) a situation in which the king is directly threatened by an opposing piece or check can be (textiles|usually|pluralized) a pattern made up of a grid of squares of alternating colors; a checkered pattern.

As a verb check

is to inspect; to examine.

As an adjective confirmable is

capable of being checked, verifiable.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) eschec, from . All English senses developed from the chess sense.


(en noun)
  • (chess) A situation in which the king is directly threatened by an opposing piece.
  • An inspection or examination.
  • I don't know if she will be there, but it's worth a check .
  • A control; a limit or stop.
  • checks and balances
    The castle moat should hold the enemy in check .
  • * Addison
  • a remarkable check to the first progress of Christianity
  • (US) A mark (especially a checkmark: ) used as an indicator, equivalent to a tick (UK) .
  • Place a check by the things you have done.
  • (US) An order to a bank to pay money to a named person or entity; a cheque (UK, Canada) .
  • I was not carrying cash, so I wrote a check for the amount.
  • (US) A bill, particularly in a restaurant.
  • I summoned the waiter, paid the check , and hurried to leave.
  • A maneuver performed by a player to take another player out of the play.
  • The hockey player gave a good hard check to obtain the puck.
  • A token used instead of cash in gaming machines.
  • * 1963 , American law reports annotated: second series (volume 89)
  • A lengthwise separation through the growth rings in wood.
  • A mark, certificate, or token, by which, errors may be prevented, or a thing or person may be identified.
  • a check''' given for baggage; a return '''check on a railroad
  • (falconry) The forsaking by a hawk of its proper game to follow other birds.
  • A small chink or crack.
  • Synonyms
    * (note of monetary transfer) cheque * (indicator mark) tick (UK), checkmark, * (bill of sale) cheque (Canada)
    * German: * Spanish:


    (en verb)
  • To inspect; to examine.
  • Check the oil in your car once a month.
    Check whether this page has a watermark.
  • To mark with a checkmark.
  • Check the correct answer to each question.
  • To control, limit, or halt.
  • Check your enthusiasm during a negotiation.
  • * Burke
  • so many clogs to check and retard the headlong course of violence and oppression
  • * 1922 , (James Joyce), Chapter 13
  • She was about to retort but something checked the words on her tongue.
  • To verify or compare with a source of information.
  • Check your data against known values.
  • To leave in safekeeping.
  • Check your hat and coat at the door.
  • To leave with a shipping agent for shipping.
  • Check your bags at the ticket counter before the flight.
  • To pass or bounce the ball to an opponent from behind the three-point line and have the opponent pass or bounce it back to start play.
  • He checked the ball and then proceeded to perform a perfect layup.
    That basket doesn't count—you forgot to check !
  • To physically remove a person from play.
  • The hockey player checked the defenceman to obtain the puck .
  • (poker) To remain in a hand without betting. Only legal if no one has yet bet.
  • Tom didn't think he could win, so he checked .
  • (chess) To make a move which puts an adversary's piece, especially the king, in check; to put in check.
  • To chide, rebuke, or reprove.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The good king, his master, will check him for it.
  • (nautical) To slack or ease off, as a brace which is too stiffly extended.
  • To crack or gape open, as wood in drying; or to crack in small checks, as varnish, paint, etc.
  • To make checks or chinks in; to cause to crack.
  • The sun checks timber.
  • To make a stop; to pause; with at .
  • * John Locke
  • The mind, once jaded by an attempt above its power, either is disabled for the future, or else checks at any vigorous undertaking ever after.
  • (obsolete) To clash or interfere.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • To act as a curb or restraint.
  • * Dryden
  • It [his presence] checks too strong upon me.
  • (falconry) To turn, when in pursuit of proper game, and fly after other birds.
  • * Shakespeare
  • And like the haggard, check at every feather / That comes before his eye.
    Derived terms
    * check in * check into * check out * check over * check through * check up
    Derived terms
    * bad check * bed check * body check * bounce a check * cashier's check * check against * checkbook * check casher * checker * checkers * checkered * checking * checking account * check in * check into * checking account * check is in the mail * check a person out * check it out * checklist * checkmate * checkout * check out * check over * checkup * check up on * check valve * checks and balances * counter check * cross-check * discovered check * double check * double-check * hot check * kite a check * put in check * rain check * reality check * recheck * revealed check * shoulder check * stick check * teller's check * traveler's check * unch * unchecked

    Etymology 2

    By shortening from checker, from (etyl) scaccarium, ultimately from the same Persian root as above.


    (en noun)
  • (textiles, usually, pluralized) A pattern made up of a grid of squares of alternating colors; a checkered pattern.
  • The tablecloth had red and white check s.


    * * 'Check' at EtymOnline English terms derived from Persian ----




    (en adjective)
  • Capable of being checked, verifiable.