- 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.
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.