check-in

[ chek-in ]

noun
  1. the act or fact of checking in.

Origin of check-in

1
First recorded in 1915–20; noun use of verb phrase check in

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How to use check-in in a sentence

  • The buildings turned out to be a few single-story administrative shacks clustered around a check-in point.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery | Harold Leland Goodwin
  • And this is a check-in card, did you call it a check-in card?

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • An American businessman next to her at the check-in counter saw her puzzling over it.

    Makers | Cory Doctorow
  • check-in was a lot simpler than at a coffin-hotel or a Hilton: just a brief discussion of the available rooms and a quick tour.

    Makers | Cory Doctorow
  • I only found the checkout, I didn't ever see the check-in—I think I did see it one time.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

British Dictionary definitions for check in

check in

verb(adverb)
  1. (intr) to record one's arrival, as at a hotel or for work; sign in or report

  2. (tr) to register the arrival of (passengers, etc)

nouncheck-in
    • the formal registration of arrival, as at an airport or a hotel

    • (as modifier): check-in time

  1. the place where one registers arrival at an airport, etc

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Other Idioms and Phrases with check-in

check-in

Record one's arrival at a hotel, conference, or other function, as in I asked the hotel if we could check in early. [Early 1900s] Also see check into, def. 2.

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