Definition of Alehouse

1. Noun. A tavern where ale is sold.




Definition of Alehouse

1. n. A house where ale is retailed; hence, a tippling house.

Definition of Alehouse

1. Noun. A business, such as an inn or tavern, where ale is sold. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Alehouse

1. a tavern where ale is sold [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Alehouse

alectyromancy
alee
alef
alefacept
alefs
aleft
alegar
alegars
aleger
alegge
alegged
alegges
alegging
aleglitazar
alehoof
alehouse (current term)
alehouses
aleksite
alektorophobia
alelike
alembic
alembicated
alembication
alembics
alembroth
alemmal
alemtuzumab
alencon
alencons
alendronate

Literary usage of Alehouse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Practical and Elementary Abridgment of the Cases Argued and Determined in by Charles Petersdorff, Elisha Hammond (1829)
"1. c. any licence from (wo justices of the peace, kept an alehouse against the ... But admitting that it would * Every inn i» not an alehouse, nor every ..."

2. Quarter Sessions Practice: A Vade Mecum of General Practice in Appellate and by Frederick James Smith (1882)
"The Wandsworth Board of Works — alehouse . 65 Cope r. Barber — Church ...... 188 Copley v. Burton — alehouse • ....... 70 83 85 — v. Cope — Affiliation . ..."

3. The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the by Robert Chambers (1832)
"But Doctor Wry; ;t.til.l lu- n or if she would not, he would still havo ) 113 Hing alehouse." Says a third: "Go with interim comes the doctor. ..."

4. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1900)
"In Scotland a wisp of straw upon a pole is, or was heretofore, the indication of an alehouse. So in a quotation already made, ..."

5. Reading Records: Diary of the Corporation by J. M. Guilding (1896)
"At this daye it was enformed that] Ellys Boules keepeth alehouse without licence, and he, beinge convented, saith he doth not ..."

6. The Law and the Poor by Edward Abbott Parry (1914)
"There are two public houses open to the poorer citizens—the alehouse and the Workhouse. The rich man frequents neither, yet as magistrate or guardian he ..."

7. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1879)
"A small inn or alehouse, S. " There ¡aa little kind of ... One who keeps an alehouse, or a petty inn, Perths., ..."

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