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tav·ern

 (tăv′ərn)
n.
1. A place of business that serves alcoholic beverages and often basic meals.
2. An inn for travelers.

[Middle English taverne, from Old French, from Latin taberna, hut, tavern, probably from *traberna, from trabs, trab-, beam; see trave.]

tavern

(ˈtævən)
n
1. (Commerce) a less common word for pub
2. (Commerce) US and Eastern Canadian and NZ a place licensed for the sale and consumption of alcoholic drink
[C13: from Old French taverne, from Latin taberna hut]

tav•ern

(ˈtæv ərn)

n.
1. a place where liquors are sold to be consumed on the premises.
2. a public house for travelers and others; inn.
[1250–1300; Middle English taverne < Old French < Latin taberna hut, inn, shop]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tavern - a building with a bar that is licensed to sell alcoholic drinkstavern - a building with a bar that is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks
beer garden - tavern with an outdoor area (usually resembling a garden) where beer and other alcoholic drinks are served
bucket shop - (formerly) a cheap saloon selling liquor by the bucket
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
gin mill, pothouse, pub, public house, taphouse, saloon - tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals
rathskeller - a tavern below street level featuring beer; originally a German restaurant in the basement of city hall
shebeen - unlicensed drinking establishment

tavern

noun inn, bar, pub (informal, chiefly Brit.), public house, watering hole (facetious slang), boozer (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. informal), hostelry, alehouse (archaic), taproom The tavern was packed with about 120 drinkers.
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
حانَه، خان، فَنْدُق
hostinec
beværtningkro
krá
krodziņštaverna

tavern

(archaic) [ˈtævən] Ntaberna f

tavern

[ˈtævərn] ntaverne f

tavern

n (old)Taverne f, → Schänke f, → Schenke f (old)

tavern

[ˈtævən] n (old) → taverna

tavern

(ˈtӕvən) noun
an inn or public house. The travellers stopped at a tavern for a meal and a mug of ale.
References in classic literature ?
This name was given, we are told, in former days, by the good housewives of the adjacent country, from the inveterate propensity of their husbands to linger about the village tavern on market days.
One day two wild-looking young men came out of a tavern close by the stand, and called Jerry.
In consequence of all the various delays, it was about three-quarters of an hour after Eliza had laid her child to sleep in the village tavern that the party came riding into the same place.
I do not travel in them much, comparatively, because I am not in a hurry to get to any tavern or grocery or livery-stable or depot to which they lead.
Here -- it's the number of a room -- in a tavern, you know
About night we landed at one of them little Missouri towns high up toward Iowa, and had supper at the tavern, and got a room upstairs with a cot and a double bed in it, but I dumped my bag under a deal table in the dark hall while we was moving along it to bed, single file, me last, and the landlord in the lead with a tallow candle.
He taught certain uncouth lads, when they were of an age to enter society, the intricacies of contra dances, or the steps of the schottische and mazurka, and he was a marked figure in all social assemblies, though conspicuously absent from town-meetings and the purely masculine gatherings at the store or tavern or bridge.
Let me show you the nearest tavern to dine well at.
But even then his passion for writing letters was too strong to be resisted; for while we were yet in the height of our excitement, hope, and wonder, the following pastoral note was brought to me from a neighbouring tavern, at which he had called to write it: -
As the night was fast falling, and as the moon, being past the full, would not rise early, we held a little council: a short one, for clearly our course was to lie by at the first lonely tavern we could find.
And what greater felicity than to be alone in a tavern with your last new song, just born and yet still a tingling part of you.
The fog was rapidly dispersing; already the moon shone quite clear on the high ground on either side; and it was only in the exact bottom of the dell and round the tavern door that a thin veil still hung unbroken to conceal the first steps of our escape.