à la carte

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French à la carte (on the menu; according to the card).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

à la carte (not comparable)

  1. (Food and drink) allowing selection from a fixed list of individually priced options shown on the menu
    The restaurant had a huge à la carte menu and four specials that day

Antonyms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

à la carte (not comparable)

  1. By ordering individually priced items from the menu
    We ate à la carte as that was most economic

Antonyms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French à la carte (on the menu; according to the card).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

à la carte

  1. (Food and drink) allowing selection only from a fixed list of options, typically shown on a menu
  2. (Food and drink) with each dish priced
  3. (by extension) from any longlist of options, or even free choice, as opposed to a shortlist

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

à la carte

  1. (Food and drink) allowing selection only from a fixed list of options, typically shown on a menu
  2. (Food and drink) with each dish priced
  3. (by extension) from any longlist of options, or even free choice, as opposed to a shortlist