noun check·out \ ˈchek-ˌau̇t \

Definition of checkout

1 :the action or an instance of checking out
2 :the time at which a lodger must vacate a room (as in a hotel) or be charged for retaining it
3 :a counter or area in a store where goods are checked out
4 a :the action of examining and testing something for performance, suitability, or readiness
b :the action of familiarizing oneself with the operation of a mechanical thing (such as an airplane)

Examples of checkout in a Sentence

  1. She paid for the room at checkout.

  2. There was a long line at the checkout.

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First Known Use of checkout


check out


Definition of check out

intransitive verb
1 :to vacate and pay for one's lodging (as at a hotel)
2 :die
transitive verb
1 :to satisfy all requirements in taking away
  • checked out a library book
2 a :to itemize and total the cost of and receive payment for (outgoing merchandise) especially in a self-service store
b :to have the cost totaled and pay for (purchases) at a checkout

Examples of check out in a Sentence

  1. check out the house and let me know if you think it's worth buying

  2. there are a lot of sights around the world that I want to see before I check out

First Known Use of check out


check out Synonyms

die, conk (out), croak [slang], decease, demise, depart, drop, end, exit, expire, fall, flatline, go, kick in [slang], kick off [slang], pass (on), pass away, part, peg out [chiefly British], perish, pop off, step out, succumb
breathe, live
Related Words
predecease; consume, disappear, dry up, fade, fail
Near Antonyms
come to, revive; linger; be, exist, subsist; flourish, prosper, thrive

CHECKOUT Defined for English Language Learners



Definition of checkout for English Language Learners

  • : the action or an instance of leaving your room in a hotel, motel, etc., after you are finished staying there

  • : the time by which you must leave your room when you have finished staying in a hotel, motel, etc.

  • : the place or area where goods are paid for in a store (such as a supermarket)

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