package store

package store
noun Date: circa 1918 a store that sells bottled or canned alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • package store — ☆ package store n. a retail store where alcoholic beverages are sold by the bottle for drinking off the premises …   English World dictionary

  • package store — noun a store that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption elsewhere • Syn: ↑liquor store, ↑off licence • Hypernyms: ↑shop, ↑store * * * noun, pl ⋯ stores [count] US : a store that sells alcoholic beverages : a liquor store * * * ˈpackage store …   Useful english dictionary

  • package store —    American    a place which sells intoxicants    A survival from the days when buying liquor to drink at home was taboo:     Their father had been an alcoholic who had worked occasionally and not well as an auto mechanic to provide money that he …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • package store — noun a retail liquor store, specifically one in which only sealed containers may be sold for consumption off the premises. Syn: liquor store …   Wiktionary

  • package store — pack′age store n. a store selling sealed bottles or cans of alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • package store — a store selling sealed bottles or other containers of alcoholic beverages that may only be consumed off the premises. [1970 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • package store — liquor store (see drinking) …   English dictionary for students

  • package store — noun (C) AmE old fashioned a store where alcohol is sold; off licence BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • store — n. shop, establishment where goods are sold (esp. AE; see the Usage Note for shop) 1) to manage, operate, run a store 2) a bookstore; candy; chain, multiple (BE); clothing; company; convenience; department; discount store; drugstore; five and… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • store — n 1. shop, market, mart, establishment; department store, supermarket, outlet, emporium; coop, thrift shop; mom and pop store, five and ten; drug store, pharmacy, apothecary; liquor store, package store, Brit. off license, U.S. Mil. Class Six. 2 …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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