- the act or fact of taking out.
- something made to be taken out, especially food prepared in a store or restaurant to be carried out for consumption elsewhere.
- Informal. a store, restaurant, or counter specializing in preparing food meant to be carried out for consumption elsewhere.
- a section, as of a magazine, that may be removed intact, usually consisting of a story, article, or set of illustrations.
- 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).
- Bridge.a bid in a suit or denomination different from the one bid by one's partner.
- Poker.the minimum with which a player can begin.
- pertaining to or supplying food and drink to be taken out and consumed elsewhere: the takeout window of a restaurant.
- Also takedown. of, relating to, or providing a takeout mortgage: The high-rise developer has found a takeout commitment from a large insurance company.
Origin of takeout
First recorded in 1915–20; noun use of verb phrase take out
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Examples from the Web for takeout
One donor complains about the takeout chicken pot pies served at a Karl Rove-hosted confab.Speed Read: Kenneth Vogel’s ‘Big Money’ Shows How PACs Control Politics
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Plastic-foam containers are used for everything from awful conference room coffee to Chinese takeout.Bloomberg Crosses the Thin Foam Line
February 14, 2013
In Manhattan, where I grew up, people seemed to eat a lot of takeout, or prepared foods from places like Zabars and Fairway.Friday Forum: How often do you cook?
January 11, 2013
I added some left-over roast brisket and a scoop of Chinese takeout rice, two favorites.RIP Cobber
October 1, 2012
He and his comrades burned their meager salaries - or their parents' money - on takeout delivered to the gate.When The Iran Obsession Meets The Free-Market Fetish
September 24, 2012
Word Origin and History for takeout
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