public house
noun Date: 1658 1. inn, hostelry 2. chiefly British a licensed saloon or bar

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  • Public house — Public Pub lic, a. [L. publicus, poblicus, fr. populus people: cf. F. public. See {People}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to {private}; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • public-house — [pyblikaws] n. m. ÉTYM. 1786; mot angl., de public « public » et house « maison ». ❖ ♦ Anglic. Débit de boisson public, en Grande Bretagne. ⇒ Pub …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • public house — public houses N COUNT A public house is the same as a pub. [BRIT, FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • public house — n BrE formal a ↑pub …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • public house — noun count BRITISH FORMAL a PUB …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • public house — n. 1. an inn or tavern 2. Brit. an establishment licensed to sell alcoholic drinks for consumption on the premises and often serving meals as well …   English World dictionary

  • Public house — Not to be confused with Public housing. A thatched country pub, The Williams Arms, near Braunton, North Devon, England …   Wikipedia

  • Public house — Pub (lieu) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Pub. The Eagle and Child, bien connu à Oxford, était le pub préféré des Inklings …   Wikipédia en Français

  • public house — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms public house : singular public house plural public houses British formal a pub …   English dictionary

  • public house — 1. Brit. a tavern. 2. an inn or hostelry. [1565 75] Syn. See hotel. * * * or pub Establishment that serves alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, especially in Britain. Under English common law, inns and taverns were declared public …   Universalium

  • public house — Synonyms and related words: alehouse, bar, barrel house, barroom, beer garden, beer parlor, bistro, blind tiger, boardinghouse, cabaret, cafe, cocktail lounge, dive, dorm, dormitory, doss house, dramshop, drinkery, drinking saloon, fleabag,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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