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pub

 (pŭb)
n.
A place of business serving beer or other alcoholic drinks and often basic meals.

[Short for public house.]

pub

(pʌb)
n
1. (Commerce) chiefly Formal name: public house Brit a building with a bar and one or more public rooms licensed for the sale and consumption of alcoholic drink, often also providing light meals
2. (Brewing) chiefly Formal name: public house Brit a building with a bar and one or more public rooms licensed for the sale and consumption of alcoholic drink, often also providing light meals
3. (Commerce) Austral and NZ a hotel
vb, pubs, pubbing or pubbed
(Brewing) (intr) informal to visit a pub or pubs (esp in the phrase go pubbing)

pub

(pʌb)

n.
a bar or tavern.
[1855–60; short for public house]

pub.

1. public.
2. publication.
3. published.
4. publisher.
5. publishing.

pub

bar
1. 'pub'

In Britain, a pub is a building where people meet friends and have drinks, especially alcoholic drinks, and sometimes food.

John was in the pub last night and he bought me a drink.

In formal English, this can also be called a public house.

The Green Man is often seen as a name or sign on public houses.
2. 'bar'

In American English, a place where you can buy and drink alcoholic drinks is usually called a bar.

After work they went to a bar downtown.

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.

I'll meet you in the hotel bar in 20 minutes.
See bar

pub


Past participle: pubbed
Gerund: pubbing

Imperative
pub
pub
Present
I pub
you pub
he/she/it pubs
we pub
you pub
they pub
Preterite
I pubbed
you pubbed
he/she/it pubbed
we pubbed
you pubbed
they pubbed
Present Continuous
I am pubbing
you are pubbing
he/she/it is pubbing
we are pubbing
you are pubbing
they are pubbing
Present Perfect
I have pubbed
you have pubbed
he/she/it has pubbed
we have pubbed
you have pubbed
they have pubbed
Past Continuous
I was pubbing
you were pubbing
he/she/it was pubbing
we were pubbing
you were pubbing
they were pubbing
Past Perfect
I had pubbed
you had pubbed
he/she/it had pubbed
we had pubbed
you had pubbed
they had pubbed
Future
I will pub
you will pub
he/she/it will pub
we will pub
you will pub
they will pub
Future Perfect
I will have pubbed
you will have pubbed
he/she/it will have pubbed
we will have pubbed
you will have pubbed
they will have pubbed
Future Continuous
I will be pubbing
you will be pubbing
he/she/it will be pubbing
we will be pubbing
you will be pubbing
they will be pubbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pubbing
you have been pubbing
he/she/it has been pubbing
we have been pubbing
you have been pubbing
they have been pubbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pubbing
you will have been pubbing
he/she/it will have been pubbing
we will have been pubbing
you will have been pubbing
they will have been pubbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pubbing
you had been pubbing
he/she/it had been pubbing
we had been pubbing
you had been pubbing
they had been pubbing
Conditional
I would pub
you would pub
he/she/it would pub
we would pub
you would pub
they would pub
Past Conditional
I would have pubbed
you would have pubbed
he/she/it would have pubbed
we would have pubbed
you would have pubbed
they would have pubbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pub - tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public roomspub - 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
tap house, tavern - a building with a bar that is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks
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

pub

public house
noun tavern, bar, inn, local (Brit. informal), saloon, watering hole (facetious slang), boozer (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. informal), roadhouse, hostelry (archaic or facetious), alehouse (archaic), taproom He was in the pub until closing time.
Quotations
"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]
Translations
hospoda
pub
kapakkapubi
krčmapub
kocsmakorcsma
krá
パブ
술집
cârciumă
lokalpub
pubkrog
บาร์
quán rượu

pub

[pʌb] (Brit)
A. Npub m, bar m
B. CPD pub crawl N to go on a pub crawlir de chateo or de parranda (de bar en bar)

pub

[ˈpʌb] npub m pub crawl, pub lunch, pub quizpub crawl n
to go on a pub crawl → faire la tournée des bars

pub

n (esp Brit) → Kneipe f (inf), → Wirtschaft f, → Lokal nt; (in the country) → Gasthaus nt, → Wirtshaus nt; let’s go to the pubkomm, wir gehen einen trinken or wir gehen in die Kneipe (inf); pub grub/lunch in Trinkgaststätten servierter Imbiss

pub

[pʌb] n (Brit) → pub m inv

pub

حَانَة hospoda pub Kneipe παμπ bar pubi pub pub pub パブ 술집 pub pub pub bar трактир pub บาร์ birahane quán rượu 酒馆
References in classic literature ?
In England, the king is a perpetual magistrate; and it is a maxim which has obtained for the sake of the pub lic peace, that he is unaccountable for his administration, and his person sacred.
They drag each other about the place," he said, and get drunk together at the pub close by here, and quarrel in the street on the way home, and embrace one another after it, and don't seem to part for a moment.
I found that country pub which I had already recommended to your notice, and there I made my discreet inquiries.
We therefore decided that we would sleep out on fine nights; and hotel it, and inn it, and pub.
To hang about a stable, and collect a gang of the most disreputable dogs to be found in the town, and lead them out to march round the slums to fight other disreputable dogs, is Montmorency's idea of "life;" and so, as I before observed, he gave to the suggestion of inns, and pubs.
We sat in the parlor of Charley Roberts' pub in Apia, drinking long Abu Hameds compounded and shared with us by the aforesaid Charley Roberts, who claimed the recipe direct from Stevens, famous for having invented the Abu Hamed at a time when he was spurred on by Nile thirst--the Stevens who was responsible for "With Kitchener to Kartoun," and who passed out at the siege of Ladysmith.
And he envied also the miserable sallow, thin-faced loafers blinking their obscene eyes and rubbing their greasy shoulders against the door-jambs of the Black Horse pub, because they were too far gone to feel their degradation.
He must have seen me that day in the pub on the way to Milchester, as well as afterwards on the cricket-field.
There was a pub down the street, within fifty yards of the gate.
I enjoyed several days of fame among the Japanese boatmen and ashore in the pubs.
There's a few pubs I know of in the East-end of London that would be all the better for one of his sort around the bar.
The awards, run by Star Pubs & Bars, crowned the Queen Arms in Aintree Best Live Sports Venue and The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse in Woolton Retailer of the Year and a finalist position as Best Food Pub.