Definitions of a la carte

  1. (of a restaurant meal) having unlimited choices with a separate price for each item Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a menu having individual dishes listed with separate prices Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. by ordering items listed individually on a menu; "we ate a la carte" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A French phrase descriptive of a menu card with the price of each dish given. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. According to bill of fare; designating a system where each dish is ordered and charged separately; opposed to table d'hote. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. (Ordered) item by item from bill of fare (opp. to table d\'hote). Concise Oxford Dictionary