noun Date: 1917 1. the action or an act of taking out 2. a. something taken out or prepared to be taken out b. (1) an article (as in a newspaper) printed on consecutive pages so as to be conveniently removed (2) an intensive study or report 3. a. prepared food packaged to be consumed away from its place of sale b. an establishment selling takeout

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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