Definitions

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  • n. A bill of fare; a menu.
  • n. A visiting card.

Etymologies

French. See card. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ordering à la carte is another option: Curries are $10, and dosas are $7.50 to $10.50.

    Indian, Veggie, Kosher

  • Instead of just giving the "my plan says" spiel, how about also reiterating his support for the current bill and his opposition to giving a long-term carte blanche to the President on Iraq?

    McCain: Dems Should Be More Like Obama

  • In addition to the conveyor belt sushi bar, there will also be tables equipped with computers for you to order items ala carte from the kitchen.

    Conveyor Belt Sushi is Coming to Midtown!!! | Midtown Lunch - Finding Lunch in the Food Wasteland of NYC's Midtown Manhattan

  • I have no interest in knowing who you are, but could you at least use an IDthe site lets you pick a name carte-blanc so I know which self-defeating conservative I'm talking to.

    Bread and Tea Bags

  • Posted January 19, 2007 1: 10 PM another bob writes: mjh, you are right on all counts, mostly. i'd quibble that 'ala carte' is a growing phenomenon where it's possible, that is, in urban-ish areas like mine. in the suburbs, education institutions are too few and far between. (though there's SCORE and Kaplan at every mall.) in urban areas, not everyone is sufficiently organized to take advantage of multiple education suppliers. the internet might help a bit. but, why hasn't there been more impact so far? one of arnold's interesting points is about the enormous expense of government schools.

    The Free-Market Agenda, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • (foreigner's cards, vreemdelingenkaart in Dutch, carte pour étrangers in French) are issued, although they may also carry a passport, a work permit or a (temporary) residence permit.

    debito.org

  • If you don’t want the rice and beans, a taco ala carte is $3.50, and burrito (with the rice and beans inside) is $4.00.

    Tacos/Burritos Cart on 54th & Madison (No Sombrero) | Midtown Lunch - Finding Lunch in the Food Wasteland of NYC's Midtown Manhattan

  • The closest terms are cartogram (a map showing statistics geographically) - from the French carte and gramme; cartographer (one that makes maps), and cartography (the science or art of making maps) again referencing the french word carte card, map + graphie - more at CARD.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • PAINTER: They were called carte de visite and they were about that big -- about baseball card size, actually -- and they functioned rather like baseball cards in the sense that people would have them made, they were inexpensive because you could do four or eight or 10 at one time and then develop them all and then just cut them up.

    Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol

  • It took a while for the penny to drop that they actually meant the whole lot, the a la carte, which is over a thousand pounds 'worth of food.

    Don't Panic

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