noun, plural cartes [kahrts; French kart] /kɑrts; French kart/.
Origin of carte
Definition for carte (2 of 3)
Definition for carte (3 of 3)
à la carte
Origin of à la carte
Examples from the Web for carte
Is it just something that they have carte blanche to do as they see fit?
So women seem to have carte blanche to express every hue of their sexuality.
I'll give you carte blanche up to a hundred thousand dollars.Bucky O'Connor|William MacLeod Raine
Perhaps the best means to expedite this measure would be to give a carte blanche to Dr Franklin.
He calls for the bill of fare, the "carte," and in his selection puts the cart before the horse!Merrie England In The Olden Time, Vol. 1 (of 2)|George Daniel
Dr. Brunton would never have written or sent his carte if he had not been led on to do it somehow.
Another thing I assumed—that my Government trusted me, and had given me, without explicitly stating the fact, carte blanche.Ten Years Near the German Frontier|Maurice Francis Egan
British Dictionary definitions for carte (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for carte (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for carte (3 of 3)
à la carte
Word Origin for à la carte
Word Origin and History for carte
a la carte
1826, from French à la carte, literally "by the card" (see card (n.)); in other words, "ordered by separate items." Distinguished from a table d'hôte, meal served at a fixed, inclusive price.