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à la carte

also a la carte  (ä′lə kärt′, ăl′ə)
adv. & adj.
With a separate price for each item on the menu.

[French à la carte, by the menu.]

à la carte

(ɑː lɑː ˈkɑːt; æ lə; French a la kart)
adj, adv
1. (Cookery) (of a menu or a section of a menu) having dishes listed separately and individually priced. Compare table d'hôte
2. (Cookery) (of a dish) offered on such a menu; not part of a set meal
[C19: from French, literally: according to the card]

à la carte

or a la carte

(ˌɑ lə ˈkɑrt, ˌæl ə)
adv., adj.
with a separate price for each item on the menu.
[1820–30; < French: according to the menu]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.a la carte - a menu having individual dishes listed with separate pricesa la carte - a menu having individual dishes listed with separate prices
bill of fare, carte, carte du jour, menu, card - a list of dishes available at a restaurant; "the menu was in French"
Adj.1.a la carte - (of a restaurant meal) having unlimited choices with a separate price for each itema la carte - (of a restaurant meal) having unlimited choices with a separate price for each item
prix fixe, table d'hote - (of a restaurant meal) complete but with limited choices and at a fixed price
Adv.1.a la carte - by ordering items listed individually on a menua la carte - by ordering items listed individually on a menu; "we ate a la carte"
Translations
à la carte

à la carte

[ælæˈkɑːt] ADVa la carta

à la carte

[ˌɑːlɑːˈkɑːrt]
adj [menu, dinner] → à la carte
adv [eat] → à la carte

à la carte

adv eatà la carte, nach der (Speise)karte
adj menuà la carte

à la carte

[ɑːlɑːˈkɑt] adj & advalla carta
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