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caf·e·te·ri·a

 (kăf′ĭ-tîr′ē-ə)
n.
1. A restaurant in which the customers are served at a counter and carry their meals on trays to tables.
2. A dining area, as at a school or office building, where meals may be purchased or brought from home and eaten.

[Spanish cafetería, coffee shop, cafeteria, from café, coffee, ultimately (via French, café, or Italian, caffè) from Ottoman Turkish qahve; see coffee.]
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cafeteria

(ˌkæfɪˈtɪərɪə)
n
a self-service restaurant
[C20: from American Spanish: coffee shop]
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caf•e•te•ri•a

(ˌkæf ɪˈtɪər i ə)

n., pl. -ri•as.
1. a restaurant in which patrons select food at a counter and carry it to tables.
2. a lunchroom, as for employees or students.
[1830–40, Amer.; < American Spanish]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cafeteria - a restaurant where you serve yourself and pay a cashiercafeteria - a restaurant where you serve yourself and pay a cashier
automat - a cafeteria where food is served from machines
eatery, eating house, eating place, restaurant - a building where people go to eat
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Translations
كافِتِيريَامَطْعَمُ خِدْمَةٍ ذاتيَّه
jídelnarestaurace se samooblushou
cafeteria
ruokala
restoran sa samoposlugom
kaffitería
カフェテリア
카페테리아
savitarnos valgykla
kafetērija
samoobslužná reštaurácia
cafeteria
ร้านอาหารบริการตนเอง
quán ăn tự phục vụ

cafeteria

[ˌkæfɪˈtɪərɪə] N(restaurante m de) autoservicio m; (in factory, office) → cafetería f, comedor m
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cafeteria

[ˌkæfɪˈtiərɪə] ncafétéria f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

cafeteria

nCafeteria f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

cafeteria

[ˌkæfɪˈtɪərɪə] nself-service m inv; (in factory) → mensa
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

cafeteria

(kӕfəˈtiəriə) noun
a self-service restaurant. This department store has a cafeteria.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

cafeteria

كافِتِيريَا jídelna cafeteria Cafeteria καφετέρια cafetería ruokala cafétéria restoran sa samoposlugom tavola calda カフェテリア 카페테리아 cafetaria kafeteria bar szybkiej obsługi refeitório кафетерий cafeteria ร้านอาหารบริการตนเอง kafeterya quán ăn tự phục vụ 自助餐厅
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

cafeteria

n. cafetería.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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