tavern

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noun tav·ern \ˈta-vərn\

Definition of tavern

  1. 1 :  an establishment where alcoholic beverages are sold to be drunk on the premises

  2. 2 :  inn

Examples of tavern in a sentence

  1. a seedy section of the city's waterfront that was rife with cheap taverns, tattoo parlors, and run-down flophouses

  2. a colonial-era tavern that has been serving weary travelers for two and a half centuries

Origin and Etymology of tavern

Middle English taverne, from Anglo-French, from Latin taberna hut, shop


First Known Use: 14th century


TAVERN Defined for English Language Learners

tavern

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noun tav·ern \ˈta-vərn\

Definition of tavern for English Language Learners

  • : a place where alcoholic drinks are served

  • : a building that provides lodging and food for people who are traveling


TAVERN Defined for Kids

tavern

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noun tav·ern \ˈta-vərn\

Definition of tavern for Students

  1. 1 :  a place where beer and liquor are sold and drunk

  2. 2 :  inn



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