International Standard Bible EncyclopediaCHECK
(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.
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.
Strong's Hebrew4148. 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. ...
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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 ...
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