Definition of Check out
1. Verb. Examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition. "They won't check out the story "; "Check out the engine"
Generic synonyms: Analyse, Analyze, Canvas, Canvass, Examine, Study
Related verbs: Check, Check Off, Mark, Mark Off, Tick, Tick Off
Specialized synonyms: Follow, Keep An Eye On, Observe, Watch, Watch Over
Derivative terms: Check, Check, Checker, Checkout
2. Verb. Announce one's departure from a hotel.
3. Verb. Be verified or confirmed; pass inspection. "They won't check out the story "; "These stories don't check!"
Related verbs: Agree, Check, Correspond, Fit, Gibe, Jibe, Match, Tally
Derivative terms: Check
4. Verb. Trace. "We are running down a few tips"
5. Verb. Record, add up, and receive payment for items purchased. "She was checking out the apples that the customer had put on the conveyer belt"
6. Verb. Withdraw money by writing a check.
7. Verb. Try to learn someone's opinions and intentions. "I have to sound out the new professor"
Definition of Check out
1. Verb. (intransitive) To confirm and pay for goods and services at a facility (e.g.: supermarket, online store, hotel) when leaving. ¹
2. Verb. (transitive) To withdraw (an item), as from a library, and have the withdrawal recorded. ¹
3. Verb. (transitive) To record (someone) as leaving the premises or as taking something therefrom, as from a library or shop. ¹
4. Verb. (transitive) To examine, inspect, look at closely, ogle; to investigate. ¹
5. Verb. (transitive) (sense computer science) To obtain source code from a repository. ¹
6. Verb. (intransitive) To become disinterested in an activity and cease to participate in more than a perfunctory manner; to become uncooperative. ¹
7. Verb. (intransitive) To become catatonic or otherwise nonresponsive. ¹
8. Verb. (intransitive) To leave in a hurry. ¹
9. Verb. (intransitive euphemistic by extension) To die. ¹
10. Verb. (intransitive) To prove (after an investigation) to be the case / in order. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Check Out
Literary usage of Check out
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Alan Rich, New York, 3 Apr. 1972 they stop visitors and question them, and check out parked cars —BJ Phillips, Ms., March 1973 Check it out with Gladys ..."
2. Helping Your Child Learn Math: With Activities for Children Aged 5 Through 13 by Patsy R. Kenter (1993)
"... è** 9 - check out The check out counter is where we commonly think about math in the grocery store. It's where the total is added up, ..."
3. Americans with Disabilities Act: Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Examples of check-out aisles of different "design" include those which are ... (2) Clear aisle width for accessible check-out aisles shall comply with 4.2.1 ..."
4. The Science of Railways by Marshall Monroe Kirkman (1907)
"The list should be given to the person whose duty it is to check out the employes, so he may know what men failed to check in and make a record of same on ..."
5. SAS(R) 9.1.3 ETL Studio:: User's Guide by SAS Publishing, SAS Institute (2004)
"Checking Out Existing Metadata Preparation Before you can check out metadata from ... Remember the following about check-out operations: 0 You cannot update ..."
6. Battlefields of the Civil War by Blair Howard (1998)
"Under 18 free, crib free, TV, cable, pool, free coffee in lobby, free continental breakfast, cafe nearby, check-out 11 am, free airport transportation, ..."