transitive verb
un·​check | \ ¦ən-¦chek \

Definition of uncheck

1 : to impose no check on
2 : to remove a check mark from (an electronic form or document) : to deselect (an option) in a software interface … open Preferences, click on Advanced, and uncheck the Automatically Load Images box.— Cameron Crotty, Macworld, June 1998

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for uncheck

un- entry 1 + check

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about uncheck

Statistics for uncheck

Look-up Popularity

Comments on uncheck

What made you want to look up uncheck? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to express emotion in a dramatic way

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!