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takeout

[teyk-out] /ˈteɪkˌaʊt/
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.
  1. Bridge. a bid in a suit or denomination different from the one bid by one's partner.
  2. 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
1915-1920
1915-20; noun use of verb phrase take out
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Examples from the web for takeout
  • 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.
  • Select food items from serving or storage areas and place them in dishes, on serving trays, or in takeout bags.
British Dictionary definitions for takeout

take out

verb (transitive, adverb)
1.
to extract or remove
2.
to obtain or secure (a licence, patent, etc) from an authority
3.
to go out with; escort: George is taking Susan out next week
4.
(bridge) to bid a different suit from (one's partner) in order to rescue him from a difficult contract
5.
(slang) to kill or destroy
6.
(Austral, informal) to win, esp in sport: he took out the tennis championship
7.
(informal) take it out of, take a lot out of, to sap the energy or vitality of
8.
(informal) take out on, to vent (anger, frustration, etc) on (esp an innocent person)
9.
(informal) take someone out of himself, to make someone forget his anxieties, problems, etc
adjective
10.
(bridge) of or designating a conventional informatory bid, asking one's partner to bid another suit
11.
(US & Canadian) sold for consumption away from the premises on which it is prepared: a takeout meal
12.
preparing and selling food for consumption away from the premises: a takeout Indian restaurant
noun (US & Canadian)
13.
a shop or restaurant that sells such food: let's go to the Chinese takeout
14.
a meal bought at such a shop or restaurant: we'll have a takeout tonight to save cooking
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for takeout
adj.

in reference to food prepared at a restaurant but not eaten there, 1941, from take (v.) + out. British equivalent takeaway is recorded from 1964.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for takeout

takeout

modifier

Having to do with food bought to be eaten away from the place where it is prepared: pies she hoped to sell to the ''take-out'' trade (1940s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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