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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Eden Manna, which sells general convenience goods and African food, was also accused of being 'presumptuous' because it already has a bold yellow and red overhead sign reading 'Convenience store and off licence' although it was not suggested that they have sold alcohol before now.
An earlier report highlighted the support from housing association Plus Dane, which said the off licence opposite the William Hill bookies on Hinton Street had become known locally as "the smallest pub in the world" because of the number of people using it to drink booze they'd bought from nearby off licences.
A SUNDERLAND off licence has been banned from selling alcohol after complaints of underage sales by police.
A 20-year-old masked man entered Kayes Off Licence in Knowl Road at around 4.50pm on Monday and demanded cash from the counter but the alarm was activated and the intruder fled empty-handed.
OWNERS of a Coventry off licence have applied to the city council to extend the store and sell alcohol from 7am.
He said: "We are going to make sure that offlicences are aware of who is hanging around outside and if one off licence has got somebody coming in that they are not happy about they can ring one of the officers right away and they will come and help.
KERRY Katona was shopped as a bargain hunter after popping into a cheap off licence. But the bubbly former Atomic Kitten, 25, looked a little glum when she was spotted coming out of the store.
Of course, Mary Harney should be able to avail of government aircraft to fulfil ministerial duties - but does opening your mate's off licence really fall under the 'official' heading?Be honest, when was the last time you read one of those sickly sweet cards starting with 'Friendship is...'?
birminghammail.co.uk The National Federation of Off Licence Holders' Associations has made strenuous efforts to get this done.
Local residents fighting the proposed off licence have now won the backing of the Coventry North-east MP who has voiced his concerns about how the proposal would affect the community.
However, I do have some ideas and the top of my list is that they need a facility whereby they can purchase liquor to take home rather stop off at an off licence on the way home.
A new scheme called Off Licence Watch will also kick off today.