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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

Synonyms for pub

Synonyms: Noun

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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
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Meet the pub’s owners, Ben Clevenger, Marco Rodriguez, Joe Morello and Jason Nichols, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and special drink pricing all evening. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Aug. 2022 There were events for his daughters and Alabama football games, dinners at Chuck’s Fish and a fabled foray to Innisfree, a pub near City Hall. New York Times, 7 Aug. 2022 Patrick’s pen, constructed almost a year ago by volunteers at an agricultural organization, was outside the Drum Inn pub in Devon. Jennifer Hassan, Washington Post, 4 Aug. 2022 Patrick’s pen, constructed almost a year ago by volunteers at an agricultural organization, was outside the Drum Inn pub in Devon. Jennifer Hassan, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Aug. 2022 Before canceling, Michigan Republicans planned to celebrate their candidates Tuesday night at Kelly's Downtown, an Irish pub on South Washington Square, Portela said. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, 2 Aug. 2022 Mark your calendars for the opening of Margot Henderson’s pub-with-rooms, The Three Horseshoes, in Somerset this autumn, too. Hayley Maitland, Vogue, 1 Aug. 2022 The pad also sports a large saltwater pool, a basement pub for evening cocktails, a game room and a gym. Dana Givens, Robb Report, 20 July 2022 What Roots found amazing was that Schettle was the only cook for the pub (though an assistant staffed the fryer). Carol Deptolla, Journal Sentinel, 20 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of pub


1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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: an establishment where alcoholic drinks are served

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