or check-out

[ chek-out ]


  1. the procedure of vacating and paying for one's quarters at a hotel.
  2. the time before which a hotel room must be vacated if another day's charge is not to be made.
  3. an examination of fitness for performance:

    The checkout of the new plane was successful.

  4. a series of sequential actions to familiarize oneself with new equipment.
  5. itemization and collection of amounts due for purchases:

    Retailers need to improve online checkout.

  6. Also called checkout counter. a counter where customers pay for purchases:

    The supermarket has five checkouts.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of checkout1

1920–25, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase check out

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Example Sentences

Making Shop Pay available outside of Shopify for the first time means even more shoppers can use the fastest and best checkout on the Internet.

If the product’s price at checkout is higher than the price shown in an ad, free product listing, or on a product landing page, shoppers are more likely to abandon the purchase.

One way they’re achieving this is through contactless payments for frictionless checkout processes, both in-store and curbside.

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Kindergarten teacher Marlene Correia believed that her students preferred made-up stories — until she tracked her students’ library checkouts for a period of 3½ months.

As a business owner that controls an entire funnel, you can place your Google Analytics tag across your site, including the checkout page where the transaction actually takes place.

He pointed a pistol at a grocery checkout woman and swiped whatever cash he could into his pockets before booking it.

So does the barista at Starbucks, and the checkout clerk at Whole Foods.

At the checkout, her total for bananas, arugula, blackberries, kale, yogurt, rice noodles, and tofu comes to $34.21.

We took issue with the way it was done since we pay a premium to be in that checkout-line location.

Just as ATMs replaced bank clerks, so too new checkout machines will hugely reduce the need for retail clerks.

One thing I did accomplish, however, was the completion of the fire-control checkout.

The library also has many nuclear related books available for reference and checkout.

Other films relating to the history of the Atomic Age are available for viewing and checkout from the library.

He pulled out his wallet as they drew up closer to the checkout counter.

I would appreciate it if you would, because if you have a lot of that checkout work that would be helpful.





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