car·​ry·​out | \ ˈker-ē-ˌau̇t How to pronounce carryout (audio) , ˈka-rē- \

Definition of carryout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

carry out

carried out; carrying out; carries out

Definition of carry out (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to bring to a successful issue : complete, accomplish carried out the assignment
2 : to put into execution carry out a plan
3 : to continue to an end or stopping point

Other Words from carryout


carryout adjective

Examples of carryout in a Sentence

Noun She works in a Chinese carryout. Verb carried out the task efficiently and cheerfully
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Besides a small table in the hallway, there’s nowhere to sit, so most people place carryout orders online. Nick Kindelsperger,, 11 Jan. 2022 In fact, the restaurant was so busy that the staff had to stop carryout orders just to catch up. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Jan. 2022 Rehoboth Beach, for example, maintained its Meterless Mondays – free parking from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Monday – and several parking spots were taken up by outdoor dining and reserved spaces for carryout orders. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 26 Oct. 2021 The order does not apply to those ordering carryout at restaurants and bars, performing artists or professional athletes. Alice Yin,, 23 Dec. 2021 In addition to dine-in, Peach Cobbler Factory offers carryout, delivery and catering. Matt Wake |, al, 13 Dec. 2021 The shop will be carryout only with a core lineup of flavors, including the popular everything bagel, and rotating specialty flavors such as jalapeno cheddar or rosemary. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Dec. 2021 The feast is packed cold with reheating instructions available for carryout, curbside pickup or delivery through Wednesday, Nov. 24. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 15 Nov. 2021 Technically, her carryout, Taste of Eurasia, which debuted in 2017, caters to a wider audience than Tajik expats. Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of carryout


1964, in the meaning defined above


1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Jan 2022

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“Carryout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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