Definition of Tavern

1. Noun. A building with a bar that is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks.

Exact synonyms: Tap House
Specialized synonyms: Beer Garden, Bucket Shop, Gin Mill, Pothouse, Pub, Public House, Saloon, Taphouse, Rathskeller, Shebeen
Generic synonyms: Building, Edifice



Definition of Tavern

1. n. 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.

Definition of Tavern

1. Noun. A building containing a bar licensed to sell alcoholic drinks; an inn. ¹

2. Noun. Parlour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tavern

1. a place where liquor is sold to be drunk on the premises [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tavern

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tavering
tavern (current term)
tavern keeper
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tavernman
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Literary usage of Tavern

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

1. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1896)
"The first lodge of Free and Accepted Masons held in the Colonies was organized in Philadelphia, at the Tun tavern, a once prominent hostelry on the east ..."

2. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1873)
"By the statute, every keeper of a public inn or tavern, except in the city of New York, ... Every innholder or tavern keeper, who is licensed as such, ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"He determined to withdraw on the Catharpin road, by way ot Shady Grove Church, to Todd's tavern, on the Brock road. Before he was fairly on the road he was ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The tavern at East Chester, where Washington stayed during his illness, ... This tavern now stands within the New York city limits, and the rooms which have ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"He determined to withdraw on the Catharpin road, by way ot Shady Grove Church, to Todd's tavern, on the Brock road. Before he was fairly on the road he was ..."

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