à la carte

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English[edit]

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

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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.

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Adverb[edit]

à la carte (not comparable)

  1. By ordering individually priced items from the menu.
    • 1925-29, Mahadev Desai (translator), M.K. Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Part I, chapter xvii[1]:
      There were two divisions in the restaurants I used to visit. One division, which was patronized by fairly well-to-do people, provided any number of courses from which one chose and paid for à la carte, each dinner thus costing from one to two shillings. The other division provided six-penny dinners of three courses with a slice of bread. In my days of strict frugality I usually dined in the second division.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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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

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

à la carte m (definite singular à la carten or a la carten, indefinite plural à la carter or a la carter, definite plural à la cartene or a la cartene)

  1. (cooking) à la carte, allowing selection only from a fixed list of options, typically shown on a menu
    à la carten ser likedan ut år ut og år inn
    the à la cart looks the same year in and year out

Adverb[edit]

à la carte

  1. (cooking) à la carte, allowing selection only from a fixed list of options, typically shown on a menu
    spise à la carte
    eating à la carte
  2. (cooking) with each dish priced
  3. (by extension) from any longlist of options, or even free choice, as opposed to a shortlist
    et nær sagt fullstendig à la carte-tilbud i alle studieretninger som faller inn under det videregående skoleverk
    an almost complete à la carte offering in all fields of study that falls under the high school system

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

à la carte (not comparable)

  1. (Food and drink) à la carte