Meaning of takeout

take•out

Pronunciation: (tāk'out"), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or fact of taking out.
  2. something made to be taken out, esp. food prepared in a store or restaurant to be carried out for consumption elsewhere.
  3. 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 calleda long-term real-estate mortgage arranged for a building the construction of which is financed by an interim short-term loan
    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.
—adj.
  1. pertaining to or supplying food and drink to be taken out and consumed elsewhere: the takeout window of a restaurant.
  2. of, pertaining to, or providing a takeout mortgage: The high-rise developer has found a takeout commitment from a large insurance company.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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