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Definition of "carryout" [carryout]

  • Intended to be consumed away from the place of sale; takeout: a shop offering carryout sandwiches. (adjective)
  • An item of food or a meal that is to be consumed away from the place of sale. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "carryout" in a sentence
  • "Get there before three o'clock (for carryout -- we like to buy it and bring it home) and ask for either carne jugosa or a combination of carne jugosa and costillas."
  • "The grain markets will remain volatile because the carryout is still very tight, said Mike Cockrell, chief financial officer of Laurel, Miss., chicken company Sanderson Farms Inc., whose shares rose more than 7% in the wake of the USDA reports."
  • "Please order our dinner from the carryout Thai place we used last time."