Definition of spellcheck in English:

spellcheck

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Check the spelling in (a text) using a spellchecker.

    • ‘Earlier this week, someone at the NZ Herald must have hit the wrong buttons when spellchecking this story.’
    • ‘I do spellcheck and proofread, but no one's perfect.’
    • ‘When I have time, I proofread and spellcheck but sometimes I have to do it after the event, when the thing has already been posted.’
    • ‘OK, so maybe the fact that I didn't spellcheck my letter before I emailed it to you undermines my point a tad, but my dad can still beat up Joel's dad.’
    • ‘Time to go now or I won't have time to spellcheck.’
    • ‘Don't bother spellchecking your message to them; that really gets on their nerves.’
    • ‘Once you've written, rewritten, spellchecked, and proofread your newsletter in the word processor, copy and paste it into the body of your email program.’
    • ‘Someone should spellcheck their English pages, and some of the concert details are a bit out of date.’
    • ‘I drafted this in Word, and spellchecked it and guess what it suggested for Blogging - ‘Belonging’!’
    • ‘One wit declared that it must be love if the message was spellchecked before posting.’
    • ‘From a visitors point of view if you couldn't be bothered spellchecking your website then how good can your product really be?’
    • ‘I also didn't spellcheck this cause I'm on crunched time, so sorry if it bites the big one.’
    • ‘Would you like me to spellcheck your posts for the next couple of days?’

noun

  • 1A check of the spelling in a file of text using a spellchecker.

    • ‘They'll also see a new tool that provides a kind of universal spellcheck service regardless of what application is being used.’
    • ‘They understand software, surfing and spellchecks.’
    • ‘I don't run an anti-virus or spellcheck program, and I don't believe in installing patches or defragmenting my hard drive.’
    1. 1.1 A spellchecker.
      • ‘Besides, the spellcheck mangled the word ‘barbour’.’
      • ‘People are relying more and more on spellchecks.’
      • ‘I realise that these days, computers have spellchecks, which often cannot differentiate between meanings of words.’
      • ‘Well I'm constantly going back and changing things, please excuse typos, I don't have spellcheck on my computer and am too lazy to edit this yet.’
      • ‘As for Jim's raw copy, those 1000 monkeys he has working for him are pretty good about running spellcheck.’
      • ‘I'm still adjusting to life without spellcheck.’
      • ‘Anyways I'm glad you are enjoying my story and as for my grammar let's just say that if it weren't for spellcheck and proof reads then my stories would probably be incomprehensible.’
      • ‘They're gathering their forces to do stuff like write letters, issue statements, and use spellcheck more than most.’
      • ‘Why don't people use the computer spellcheck?’
      • ‘I just used the spellcheck on my computer - 805 words misspelt out of 1,200.’
      • ‘The spellcheck didn't like 34G and asked if I wanted to change it to Agamemnon.’
      • ‘I've noticed more and more Americanisms sneaking into the English language and I blame computers and spellchecks for that.’
      • ‘It's always wise to run spellcheck after you've spent so much time mocking someone else's typos.’
      • ‘No, I don't have Microsoft Word so I can't use spellcheck.’
      • ‘You have no idea how much of a lifesaver the spellcheck is for me.’
      • ‘A feature yet to be coded into posting panes may come along to spoon-feed users who feel it's too much trouble to cut and paste from another document after running spellcheck.’
      • ‘I know I have tons of spelling and grammar mistakes and such, but that's because I don't have a spellcheck or what not, and I'm horrible with that kind of stuff.’
      • ‘This is written in a document that has no spellcheck so I'm relying on what I know (which isn't very much).’
      • ‘By the way, I don't need spellcheck, I think I'm pretty good at spelling already (not boasting, I used to get all obsessed with spelling as a kid).’
      • ‘A new spellcheck is a valuable addition, as is the enhanced search-and-replace function.’
      • ‘These range from nice functions like undoing and redoing a command, running spellcheck and printing a document.’

Pronunciation

spellcheck

/ˈspɛlˌtʃɛk//ˈspelˌCHek/