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restaurant

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noun res·tau·rant \ˈres-tə-ˌränt, -tränt also -t(ə-)rənt, -tərnt\

Simple Definition of restaurant

  • : a place where you can buy and eat a meal

Full Definition of restaurant

  1. :  a business establishment where meals or refreshments may be purchased

Examples of restaurant

  1. <when we get sick of cooking dinner at home, we like to go out to eat at a nice restaurant>



Origin of restaurant

French, from present participle of restaurer to restore, from Latin restaurare


First Known Use: 1819



RESTAURANT Defined for Kids

restaurant

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noun res·tau·rant \ˈre-stə-rənt, -ˌränt\

Definition of restaurant

  1. :  a public eating place





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