tavernless

tavern

[tav-ern]
noun
1.
a place where liquors are sold to be consumed on the premises.
2.
a public house for travelers and others; inn.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English taverne < Old French < Latin taberna hut, inn, wine shop

tavernless, adjective


1. bar; pub. 2. hostelry. See hotel.
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tavern (ˈtævən)
 
n
1.  a less common word for pub
2.  (US), (Eastern Canadian), (NZ) a place licensed for the sale and consumption of alcoholic drink
 
[C13: from Old French taverne, from Latin taberna hut]

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tavern
late 13c., "wine shop," later "public house" (mid-15c.), from O.Fr. taverne (1256) "shed made of boards, booth, stall," also "tavern, inn," from L. taberna "shop, inn, tavern," originally "hut, shed," possibly by dissimilation from *traberna, from trabs (gen. trabis) "beam, timber."
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