Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
In Britain, a pub is a building where people meet friends and have drinks, especially alcoholic drinks, and sometimes food.
In formal English, this can also be called a public house.
In American English, a place where you can buy and drink alcoholic drinks is usually called a bar.
In British English, the word bar is sometimes used, especially to refer to a place serving alcoholic drinks that is part of a larger building, or in expressions such as wine bar and cocktail bar.
Past participle: pubbed
|Noun||1.||pub - tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals|
alehouse - a tavern where ale is sold
bar, barroom, ginmill, saloon, taproom - a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"
free house - a public house that is not controlled by a brewery and so is free to sell different brands of beer and ale
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
"There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced, as by a good tavern or inn" [Dr. Johnson]