takeout

[teyk-out]
noun
1.
the act or fact of taking out.
2.
something made to be taken out, especially food prepared in a store or restaurant to be carried out for consumption elsewhere.
3.
Informal. a store, restaurant, or counter specializing in preparing food meant to be carried out for consumption elsewhere.
4.
a section, as of a magazine, that may be removed intact, usually consisting of a story, article, or set of illustrations.
5.
Also called takedown, takeout loan, takeout mortgage. Finance. a long-term real-estate mortgage arranged for a building the construction of which is financed by an interim short-term loan (construction loan)
6.
Cards.
a.
Bridge. a bid in a suit or denomination different from the one bid by one's partner.
b.
Poker. the minimum with which a player can begin.
adjective
7.
pertaining to or supplying food and drink to be taken out and consumed elsewhere: the takeout window of a restaurant.
8.
Also, takedown. of, pertaining to, or providing a takeout mortgage: The high-rise developer has found a takeout commitment from a large insurance company.
Also, take-out.


Origin:
1915–20; noun use of verb phrase take out

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Word Origin & History

takeout
in ref. to food prepared at a restaurant but not eaten there, 1941, from take (v.) + out. British equivalent take-away is recorded from 1964 (adj.), 1970 (n.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Example sentences
Since then they have swapped wild rabbits and farm chickens for a diet of
  discarded takeout containers and other garbage food.
There are also sundaes, coffee drinks and hand-scooped takeout containers.
All takeout and fast food containers now must be compostable or recyclable.
Organizers of fishing tournaments typically require that contestants launch and
  takeout at specific locations and times.
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