from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adverb & adjective With a separate price for each item on the menu.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun By a bill of fare: as, dinner à la carte, that is, a dinner in which only such dishes as have been ordered from the bill of fare are paid for: opposed to table d'hôte, in which a fixed charge is made covering the whole meal, whether all the dishes served in regular course are eaten, or only some of them. See
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- adjective Food and drink allowing selection from a fixed list of individually priced options shown on the
- adverb By ordering individually priced items from the
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective (of a restaurant meal) having unlimited choices with a separate price for each item
- noun a menu having individual dishes listed with separate prices
- adverb by ordering items listed individually on a menu
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French à la carte, by the menu.]
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Borrowing from French à la carte ("on the menu; according to the card").
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