Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Sports The act or an instance of taking away the ball or puck from the team on the offensive, as by recovery of a fumbled football or by interception of a passed puck.
  • noun The lesson or principle that one learns from a story or event. Used with the.
  • noun A concession made by a labor union during contract negotiations; a giveback.
  • noun Chiefly British A takeout restaurant.
  • adjective Chiefly British Takeout.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective chiefly UK, of food To be eaten off the premises.
  • noun chiefly UK A restaurant that sells food to be eaten elsewhere.
  • noun chiefly UK A meal bought to be eaten elsewhere.
  • noun golf The preliminary part of a golfer′s swing when the club is brought back away from the ball.
  • noun US A concession made by a labor union in the course of negotiations.
  • noun An idea from a talk, presentation, etc., that the listener or reader should remember and consider.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of taking the ball or puck away from the team on the offense (as by the interception of a pass)
  • noun prepared food that is intended to be eaten off of the premises
  • noun a concession made by a labor union to a company that is trying to lower its expenditures

Etymologies

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From take +‎ away.

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