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Webster 1913 Edition


Tavern

Tav′ern

,
Noun.
[OE.
taverne
, F.
taverne
, from L.
taberna
a hut, booth, tavern. Cf.
Table
,
Tabernacle
.]
A public house where travelers and other transient guests are accomodated with rooms and meals; an inn; a hotel; especially, in modern times, a public house licensed to sell liquor in small quantities.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tavern

TAV'ERN

,
Noun.
[L. taberna; tab, the root of table, a board.]
A house licensed to see liquors in small quantities, to be drank on the spot. In some of the United States, tavern is synonymous with inn or hotel, and denotes a house for the entertainment of travelers, as well as for the sale of liquors, licensed for that purpose.

Definition 2022


tavern

tavern

English

Noun

tavern (plural taverns)

  1. A building containing a bar licensed to sell alcoholic drinks; an inn.
    • 1893, Walter Besant, The Ivory Gate, chapter III:
      At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors. [] In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.

Derived terms

  • tavernous

Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:pub

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