Definition of takeout
1a : prepared food packaged to be consumed away from its place of saleb : an establishment selling takeout
2 : the action or an act of taking out
3a : something taken out or prepared to be taken outb (1) : an article (as in a newspaper) printed on consecutive pages so as to be conveniently removed (2) : an intensive study or report
Examples of takeout in a Sentence
We ordered some Chinese takeout.
She works in a Chinese takeout.
Recent Examples of takeout from the Web
On the hottest summer days, strolling home with takeout while sucking down the brightly colored stuff at breakneck speed is one of my go-to moves.
And many private composting sites are accustomed to processing farm waste like rotting vegetables, which is somewhat different from handling the Chinese takeout and fettuccine Alfredo that city dwellers toss.
What to expect: Raw and boiled seafood for takeout, along with prepared dishes.
Noticing a decline in takeout sales, Schachner said that the figures rebounded when the parking signs were put up.
As the subtitle suggests, the book is filled with healthy, easy-to-make recipes that just might prevent you from falling back on takeout or boxed meals every night.
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First Known Use of takeout
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Definition of takeout for English Language Learners
: food that is cooked in a restaurant and taken by a customer to be eaten in another place
: a restaurant that sells takeout
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