noun Date: 1933 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 (as an airplane)

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  • checkout — check‧out [ˈtʆek aʊt] noun 1. [countable] the place in a supermarket where you pay for the things you are buying: • a magazine for sale at checkout counters 2. [uncountable] TRAVEL the time by which you must leave a hotel room …   Financial and business terms

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  • checkout — n. 1. the latest time for vacating a hotel room without being charged for extra time; as, the checkout here is 12 noon. Syn: checkout time. [WordNet 1.5] 2. A counter in a supermarket or other retail store where one pays for one s purchases. Syn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Checkout — can have the following meanings: a point of sale terminal in information management, it means blocking a file for editing; see Revision control This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you… …   Wikipedia

  • checkout — (n.) 1944, from CHECK (Cf. check) (v.) + OUT (Cf. out). Originally training given to a pilot for using a specific aircraft; hotel sense is from 1958 …   Etymology dictionary

  • checkout — ► NOUN ▪ a point at which goods are paid for in a supermarket or similar store …   English terms dictionary

  • checkout — ☆ checkout [chek′out΄ ] n. 1. the act or place of checking out purchases, as in a supermarket 2. the time by which one must check out of a hotel, etc. 3. a testing, esp. of a machine, as for accuracy: Also check out …   English World dictionary

  • checkout — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ supermarket ▪ express VERB + CHECKOUT ▪ go through ▪ You can t just go through the checkout without paying! CHECKOUT + NOUN …   Collocations dictionary

  • checkout — /chek owt /, n. 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… …   Universalium

  • checkout — check|out [ˈtʃek aut] n 1.) the place in a ↑supermarket where you pay for the goods you have collected ▪ Why can t they have more checkouts open? ▪ the checkout assistant 2.) [U and C] the time by which you must leave a hotel room ▪ Checkout is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • checkout — [[t]tʃe̱kaʊt[/t]] checkouts also check out N COUNT In a supermarket, a checkout is a counter where you pay for things you are buying. ...queuing at the checkout in Sainsbury s …   English dictionary

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