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 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 Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and $10 for carryout., "Religion Briefs: Calvary’s new fall schedule, a back to school fair and rally days," 7 Sep. 2019 The 2,000-square-foot space will not have a dining room, but customers will be able to order pizzas for carryout, delivery and catering services. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lou Malnati's sets winter opening date for its first Wisconsin pizzeria in Fox Point," 5 Sep. 2019 Price: $13 plate for weekend brunch, $18 whole bird with trimmings for Tuesday carryout. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Everything you need to know about hot chicken in metro Phoenix — including where to find the spiciest," 26 June 2019 The decision to close bricks-and-mortar locations comes as the company looks more toward delivery and carryout for its U.S customer base. Kara Carlson, Dallas News, "Plano-based Pizza Hut to close as many as 500 dine-in locations," 8 Aug. 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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24 Oct 2019

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The first known use of carryout was in 1589

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