Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A second check for security or accuracy.
counterweight, counterbalance, counterpoise, balanceView synonyms
- ‘The Chaldaean and Babylonian empires were the first to build an elaborate system of checks and counterchecks, primarily to minimize errors and to safeguard state property from dishonest tax collectors.’
- ‘They're very interested in maintaining the appropriate levels of checks and counterchecks in the business because a good deal of their money is on the line.’
2archaic A restraint.
- ‘There is no countercheck to its emotions.’
Stop (something) by acting to cancel or counteract it.‘the king with his own hand wrote to countercheck his former decree’
- ‘When two time travelers fight over something, they employ multitudes of selves to check and countercheck each other until there are swarms of you around.’
- ‘To countercheck the view that pluralism is tolerable or inevitable, the CDF published a declaration, Dominus Iesus.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.