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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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]
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Translations
حانَه، خان، فَنْدُق
hostinec
beværtningkro
krá
krodziņštaverna

tavern

(archaic) [ˈtævən] Ntaberna f
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tavern

[ˈtævərn] ntaverne f
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tavern

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

[ˈtævən] n (old) → taverna
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tavern

(ˈtӕvən) noun
an inn or public house. The travellers stopped at a tavern for a meal and a mug of ale.
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References in classic literature ?
They ain't only two taverns. We can find out quick."
On reaching this point, the pedlar no longer saw the man on horseback, but found himself at the head of the village street, not far from a number of stores and two taverns, clustered round the meeting-house steeple.
One evening when the curfew was sounding from all the belfries in Paris, the sergeants of the watch might have observed, had it been granted to them to enter the formidable Court of Miracles, that more tumult than usual was in progress in the vagabonds' tavern, that more drinking was being done, and louder swearing.
Nay, but of that lonely glass in the social solitude of the tavern,--alone, but not alone, for the glass is sure to bring a dream to bear it company, and it is a poor dream that cannot raise a song.
WHEN I had done breakfasting the squire gave me a note addressed to John Silver, at the sign of the Spy-glass, and told me I should easily find the place by following the line of the docks and keeping a bright lookout for a little tavern with a large brass telescope for sign.
The facts from which this conclusion is drawn, are derived partly from an examination of the room at the tavern; and partly from the evidence obtained at the Coroner's Inquest.
Here, when we arrived at the tavern, Mr Watson applied himself to the drawer only, without taking the least notice of the cook; for he had no suspicion but that I had dined long since.
Then we went to a tavern to have coffee and liqueurs.
In the tavern, before which stood the doctor's covered cart, there were already some five officers.
Looking round, he noticed that he was standing close to a tavern which was entered by steps leading from the pavement to the basement.
Therefore you must lend me of your means till we meet again, so that I may hie to the nearest tavern."
Afraid of making any inquiries at this house, D'Artagnan entered a small tavern at the corner of the street and asked for a cup of hypocras.