takeout

noun take·out \ ˈtāk-ˌau̇t \
Updated on: 23 May 2018
1 a : prepared food packaged to be consumed away from its place of sale
b : an establishment selling takeout
2 : the action or an act of taking out
3 a : something taken out or prepared to be taken out
b (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

  1. We ordered some Chinese takeout.

  2. She works in a Chinese takeout.

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First Known Use of takeout

1914

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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take-out

adjective \ ˈtāk-ˌau̇t \
: of, relating to, selling, or being food not to be consumed on the premises
  • take-out counter
  • a take-out supper

First Known Use of take-out

1941

in the meaning defined above

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take out

verb
1 a (1) : deduct, separate
(2) : exclude, omit
b : to find release for : vent
  • take out their resentments on one another
  • —J. W. Aldridge
c (1) : eliminate
(2) : kill, destroy
(3) : knock out
2 a : to obtain from the proper authority
  • take out a charter
  • take out a second mortgage
b : to arrange for (insurance)
3 : to take as an equivalent in another form
  • took the debt out in trade
4 : to overcall (a bridge partner) in a different suit
: to start on a course : set out
take it out on
: to expend anger, vexation, or frustration in harassment of

Examples of take out in a Sentence

  1. he took out his frustrations by splitting a cord of firewood

  2. she'd like to take the new boy out to the movies sometime

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First Known Use of take out

13th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a(1)

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TAKEOUT Defined for English Language Learners

takeout

  • : 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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