pub

noun
\ ˈpəb How to pronounce pub (audio) \

Definition of pub

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 chiefly British : public house sense 2
2 : an establishment where alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed

Definition of pub (Entry 2 of 2)

1 public
2 publication
3 publicity
4 published; publisher; publishing

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Synonyms for pub

Synonyms: Noun

bar, barroom, café (also cafe), cantina [Southwest], dramshop, gin mill, grogshop [chiefly British], public house [chiefly British], saloon, taproom, tavern, watering hole, watering place

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Examples of pub in a Sentence

Noun

We ate at a lot of good pubs on our trip to England last summer. coworkers enjoying the convivial atmosphere of the Irish pub

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Its pub, Double Standard, will mesh British and American sensibilities. Howie Kahn, WSJ, "The Standard’s New Food Guru on Overhauling the Hotel’s Cuisine," 13 Feb. 2019 Fans walk out of the formerly lively pub, which has become a sweaty room with not enough windows, and brace themselves for the hot sun. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "What it's like living through England's devastating World Cup loss at a British pub," 11 July 2018 Born in Kyoto, Japan, Morimoto grew up in rural Western Massachusetts in a town with one store, one post office and a pub, all in the same building. Hannah Steinkopf-frank, RedEye Chicago, "Sen Morimoto gets moody with his saxophone," 11 July 2018 And the kitchen underwent a transformation that earned them the Michelin pub of the year award in 2017. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "A Proper English Roast in a Half Hour," 28 Feb. 2019 In the meantime, reports on royal memorabilia being sold nearby, restaurants and pubs running royal baby themed competitions, bookmakers' odds, and any other relevant information are filed from cafes or broadcast from hotel rooms or the street. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Royal Baby Watch: Windsor—and the World—Holds Its Breath," 4 May 2019 Damien Smyth, 52, has temporarily changed the name of his London pub from the Jameson to the Trump Arms to honor the visit. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "Britain greets Trump with protests, Baby Trump balloon," 13 July 2018 The Globe is widely considered today to be one of the best soccer pubs in the nation. Jason Meisner, chicagotribune.com, "Owner of Chicago soccer bar Globe Pub charged with pocketing taxes withheld from employees’ paychecks," 22 June 2018 Echoing his sentiment was John Dampeer, a San Francisco bar veteran who opened and closed a pair of Noe Valley pubs — Caskhouse and Hamlet — within the last year. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "Divisadero has become SF’s most prolific new restaurant neighborhood," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of pub

Noun

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pub was in 1800

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pub

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pub

: a building or room especially in Britain or Ireland where alcoholic drinks and often food are served

pub

noun
\ ˈpəb How to pronounce pub (audio) \

Kids Definition of pub

: an establishment where alcoholic drinks are served

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