› [C] COMMERCE the place in a store, especially a large food store, where you pay for your goods: Your fruit and vegetables will be weighed at the checkout. She works on the checkout at the local supermarket. › [C or U] E-COMMERCE the area of a website where you order and pay for goods, or the process of paying for goods: Click on your selections and proceed to checkout. › [U] the process of leaving a hotel room, paying for it, and returning the key: Checkout is at 11:00 am. Speak to Reception if you would like to request a later checkout.