What does takeaway mean?

Definitions for takeaway
ˈteɪk əˌweɪtake·away

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. takeout, takeout food, takeawaynoun

    prepared food that is intended to be eaten off of the premises

    "in England they call takeout food `takeaway'"

  2. takeawaynoun

    a concession made by a labor union to a company that is trying to lower its expenditures

  3. takeawaynoun

    the act of taking the ball or puck away from the team on the offense (as by the interception of a pass)


  1. takeawaynoun

    a restaurant that sells takeaway food

    If you're hungry, there's a takeaway just around the corner.

  2. takeawaynoun

    a meal that was bought from a takeaway

    I fancy an Indian takeaway tonight.

  3. takeawaynoun

    a concession made by a labor union in the course of negotiations

  4. takeawaynoun

    an idea to be taken away by the listener after a talk or presentation

  5. takeawayadjective

    to be eaten off the premises


  1. takeaway

    A take-out or takeout (U.S., Canada and the Philippines); carry-out or to-go (Scotland and some dialects in the U.S. and Canada); takeaway (England, Wales, Australia, Lebanon, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Ireland, and occasionally in North America); takeaways (India, New Zealand); grab-n-go; and parcel (Bangladesh, Pakistan) is a prepared meal or other food items, purchased at a restaurant or fast food outlet with the intent to eat elsewhere. A concept found in many ancient cultures, take-out food is common worldwide, with a number of different cuisines and dishes on offer.


  1. takeaway

    Takeaway generally refers to a key point, idea, or lesson that is to be learned or understood from something, such as an event, experience, discussion, or book. It highlights the most important or central aspect. Additionally, in British English, it also refers to a restaurant or shop that sells food ready to be eaten but not on the premises, or to the food sold by such establishments.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of takeaway in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of takeaway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of takeaway in a Sentence

  1. Philip Blancato:

    Far and away, the most important takeaway from the The Fed meeting is their expectations of the velocity of the rate rise, i know that they don't have a crystal ball, but I want to get a better expectation for how quickly they expect to raise rates.

  2. Mark Meckler:

    The biggest takeaway is that the Republican establishment is in its death throes. The only remaining candidates are 100 percent anti-establishment.

  3. Ryan Duffin:

    People at U.Va. want answers just as much as I do, but if anything, the takeaway from all this is that I still don't really care if what's presented in this article is true or not because I think it's far more important that people focus on the issue of sexual assault as a whole.

  4. Deepa Camenga:

    We know this is happening in colleges. A major takeaway of the new study is that misuse and sharing of stimulant prescription medications is happening in middle and high schools, not just college.

  5. Peter Cecchini:

    Markets are generally overlooking negative takeaway following this weekend's G-7 meeting.

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