check-in

noun
\ ˈchek-ˌin How to pronounce check-in (audio) \

Definition of check-in

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an act or instance of checking in

check in

verb
checked in; checking in; checks in

Definition of check in (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to register at a hotel
2 : to report one's presence or arrival check in at a convention

transitive verb

: to satisfy all requirements in returning check in the equipment after using

First Known Use of check-in

Noun

1927, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1918, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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check-in

noun

English Language Learners Definition of check-in

: the act or process of reporting that you have arrived at a hotel, an airport, etc. : the act or process of checking in also : the time when people are allowed to check in
: the place where people go when they arrive at a hotel, airport, etc.

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