from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act, time, or place of checking out, as at a hotel, library, or supermarket.
  • n. A test, as of a machine, for proper functioning.
  • n. An investigation; an inspection.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the process of checking out of a hotel, or the latest time to vacate a room in one
  • n. the process of checking out items at a supermarket or library
  • n. the place in a supermarket where this is done
  • n. a test to see if some device is functioning properly
  • n. an inspection or investigation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the latest time for vacating a hotel room without being charged for extra time.
  • n. A counter in a supermarket or other retail store where one pays for one's purchases.
  • intransitive v. To vacate a room at a hotel, notel, etc. Converse of check in.
  • intransitive v. To die.
  • transitive v. To inspect or examine.
  • transitive v. To make a record of having borrowed (something) for temporary use
  • transitive v. To bring (items to be purchased) to a checkout counter (as at a supermarket or other retail store) where the prices may be totaled and the bill may be paid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The termination of a coal-seam by the meeting of roof and floor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the latest time for vacating a hotel room
  • n. a counter in a supermarket where you pay for your purchases
  • n. the act of inspecting or verifying
  • v. be verified or confirmed; pass inspection
  • v. withdraw money by writing a check
  • v. trace
  • v. try to learn someone's opinions and intentions
  • v. announce one's departure from a hotel
  • v. examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
  • v. record, add up, and receive payment for items purchased


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