off-licence

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off-li·cence

(ôf′lī′səns, ŏf′-)
n. Chiefly British
A store that sells bottles or cans of alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises.

off-licence

n
1. a shop, or a counter in a pub or hotel, where alcoholic drinks are sold for consumption elsewhere. US equivalents: package store or liquor store
2. a licence permitting such sales

off-licence

liquor store
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.off-licence - a store that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption elsewhereoff-licence - a store that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption elsewhere
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"

off-licence

noun (Brit.) offie or offy (Brit. informal), liquor store (U.S. & Canad.), bottle shop (Austral. & N.Z.), bottle store (S. African), package store (U.S. & Canad.) He went into an off-licence to buy a bottle of cider.
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A MASKED thug carrying a gun and another wielding a machete were among a trio of robbers who stole cash and booze in a terrifying offlicence raid.
DETECTIVES investigating an armed robbery at an offlicence in Litherland have released CCTV of four men they want to trace.
The business, in an affluent suburb of Stockton, attracts a Post Office salary of around PS74,000 and has an offlicence and convenience store.
They lived at the offlicence up Almondbury Bank and later in a cottage on Nettleton Road, Dalton.
Eight incidents have been reported beginning last Monday (November 5), when the suspect stole collection tins from the British Legion and an offlicence in Culcheth, a chip shop in Padgate, the Spar store in Grappenhall, the HSBC and the Main Street Post Office in Frodsham and a till from a Travelodge in Chester.
Warwickshire county councillor Richard Hobbs (Con, Aston Cantlow), portfolio holder for community protection, said: "Under age drinking is a very serious problem so I am delighted that offlicence retailers in Rugby are taking their responsibilities seriously and not selling alcohol to children.
It's thought the same man robbed the Appellation offlicence in Dalry on June 2 and Meadows Wine in Marchmont the following night.
With a sales area of 2,000 sq ft, the shop includes an offlicence and fresh coffee.
He also knew full well Hughes' dad kept an offlicence.
OFFICIALS are launching a major crackdown on underage drinking, after the "largest investigation of its kind in Wales" found that more than half the offlicence shops in one county sold alcohol to youngsters.
When I walked past an offlicence on Sunday night, two girls stopped me and begged me to go in and buy alcohol for them.