checkout

or check-out

[ chek-out ]
/ ˈtʃɛkˌaʊt /

noun

the procedure of vacating and paying for one's quarters at a hotel.
the time before which a hotel room must be vacated if another day's charge is not to be made.
an examination of fitness for performance: The checkout of the new plane was successful.
a series of sequential actions to familiarize oneself with new equipment.
itemization and collection of amounts due for purchases: Retailers need to improve online checkout.
Also called checkout counter. a counter where customers pay for purchases: The supermarket has five checkouts.

Origin of checkout

1920–25, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase check out
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British Dictionary definitions for checkout

check out

verb (adverb)

(intr) to pay the bill and depart, esp from a hotel
(intr) to depart from a place; record one's departure from work
to investigate or prove to be in order after investigationthe police checked out all the statements; their credentials checked out
(tr) informal to have a look at; inspectcheck out the wally in the pink shirt

noun checkout

  1. the latest time for vacating a room in a hotel, etc
  2. (as modifier)checkout time
a counter, esp in a supermarket, where customers pay
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Idioms and Phrases with checkout

check out

1

Record one's departure from a hotel by paying the bill, or from a conference or other function, as in As soon as my bags are packed I'll check out of the motel. [Early 1900s]

2

Leave hurriedly, make a quick exit, as in The minute I get paid I'm checking out. [Slang; 1920s]

3

Die, as in When he got cholera, he was sure he'd check out. [Slang; 1920s]

4

Withdraw an item after recording the withdrawal, as in I'll check out the tapes on your library card. [1930s]

5

Record, total the prices, and receive payment for a purchase, as in The cashier checked out and bagged my groceries in record time.

6

check something or someone out. Investigate or evaluate something or someone; observe carefully. For example, I don't know if you'll like the film; check it out yourself, or That man who's staring is probably just checking us out. [Slang; mid-1900s]

7

Pass close inspection, as in That rattle made me suspicious, but the repairman said the machine checked out completely.

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