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

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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 Maggiano's Little Italy: Family-style catering, carryout and dine-in menus for Thanksgiving. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "What restaurants are open Thanksgiving? Cracker Barrel, Denny's, Starbucks, Dunkin' and more," 28 Nov. 2019 The restaurant will offer carryout and eventually delivery by a third-party service. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Empanada and pisco bar Triciclo Peru opens on the west side Dec. 4," 13 Nov. 2019 The state already prohibits certain stores from providing single-use carryout bags to customers, and also bans restaurants from giving out plastic straws unless requested by customers. Rachel Desantis,, "California Hotels Are Now Banned from Giving Guests Small Plastic Bottles," 10 Oct. 2019 Domino's is celebrating the month-long food holiday by offering customers large two-topping carryout pizzas for $5.99 each, ending on Oct. 13. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Where to celebrate National Pizza Month in Houston," 10 Oct. 2019 Middle Eastern carryout restaurant Chick P City will close its doors in Mount Vernon this month after more than a year in business. Brittany Britto,, "Mount Vernon's Chick P City to close this month," 17 May 2018 The renovations will close the restaurant’s dining room from Monday, Aug. 26 to Sunday, Sept. 22 and carryout will be unavailable from Tuesday, Sept. 3 to Sunday, Sept. 22. Jennie Key,, "New look for an old friend as community's LaRosa's gets a makeover," 23 Aug. 2019 Additionally, Panera said the addition of drive-thru, carryout and delivery options will reduce the demand for parking. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mequon's Panera Bread will move from a strip mall to a 4,800-square-foot cafe with a drive-thru," 25 July 2019 Seamless also offers options for carryout as well as delivery. Noelle Zielinski,, "We ranked all the top food delivery apps in Cincinnati for you," 19 June 2019

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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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The first known use of carryout was in 1589

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5 Dec 2019

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“Carryout.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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