American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Carte, Richard D'Oyly 1844-1901. British theatrical producer associated with the works of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bill of fare at a hotel or restaurant. See à la carte.
- n. An abbreviation for carte-de-visite: usually called card.
- n. A movement in fencing, consisting in throwing the hand as far as possible on the inside, with the point of the sword toward the adversary's breast. Also written quarte.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Bill of fare.
- n. Short for Carte de visite.
- n. (Fencing) A position in thrusting or parrying, with the inside of the hand turned upward and the point of the weapon toward the adversary's right breast.
- n. a list of dishes available at a restaurant
“Chicken A la Carte is 6 minutes long and its visual nature makes it cross language barriers without a hitch:”
“A La Carte is a YA novel, but it’s representative of the best of the YA genre: strong realistic characters, and a story that is compelling to people of all ages.”
“But SOE wasted much of 1942 pursuing contacts with a much-touted French Riviera circuit called Carte, which turned out to be little more than a mirage conjured by a boastful artist.”
“American thriller writer Jeffery Deaver wrote a James Bond novel in 2011 called Carte Blanche.”
“The "Carte" is at the door, ready to take him, but his original "Gee Gee" has gone to America.”
“Carte's Life of the Duke of Ormond is considered as a book of authority; but it is ill-written.”
“The French had begun their own mapping project more than a century before, and the Carte de France (1756), a complete national map of unprecedented accuracy and scope, was a model for the OS.”
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“Deaver accepted the challenge, and the result is Carte Blanche.”
“Oishinbo a la Carte, written by Tetsu Kariya and illustrated by Akira Hanasaki (VIZ Media)”
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