public-house

  • 1 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

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

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

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  • 4 public house — n BrE formal a ↑pub …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 public house — noun count BRITISH FORMAL a PUB …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 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 …

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

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

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

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 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

  • 12 public house —    an establishment where intoxicants may be sold and drunk    A house open at times to the public. Indeed, it used to be called a public but is now referred to, even in France, as a pub:     Being also a public, it was two stories high. (W.… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 13 public house — An inn, hotel, or other place of public accommodation. A restaurant. 29 Am J Rev ed Innk § 9. A house commonly open to the public, either for business, pleasure, religious worship, the gratification of curiosity, or the like, and including all… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 14 public house — noun tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals • Syn: ↑pub, ↑saloon, ↑pothouse, ↑gin mill, ↑taphouse • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑ …

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  • 15 public-house — n. Inn, tavern, house of entertainment, hotel, ale house, eating house, victualling house, restaurant …

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  • 16 public house — pub′lic house n. 1) brit. Brit. tavern 2) an inn or hostelry • Etymology: 1565–75 …

    From formal English to slang

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

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  • 18 Public house — …

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  • 19 public house — noun An establishment licensed to sell alcoholic beverages to be consumed on or off the premises; they often provide meals and sometimes accommodation …

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  • 20 public house — pub, tavern, bar, meeting place where alcoholic drinks are served …

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