Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Tavern
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtævən/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈtævɚn/
- Rhymes: -ævə(ɹ)n
- Hyphenation: tav‧ern
tavern (plural taverns)
- (dated) A building containing a bar licensed to sell alcoholic drinks, and offering sleeping accommodations for travelers.
- 1859, Edward Fitzgerald, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám: The Astronomer-Poet of Persia, page 1:
- Dreaming when Dawn's Left Hand was in the Sky
I heard a Voice within the Tavern cry,
"Awake, my Little ones, and fill the Cup
Before Life's Liquor in its Cup be dry."
- 1892, Walter Besant, “The Select Circle”, in The Ivory Gate […], New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], →OCLC, page 46:
- At half-past nine on this Saturday evening the parlor of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors. […] In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for the select circle—a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
- 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 201:
- At one of the way-stations on his long journey a barmaid at a tavern speaks to Gilgamesh and tries to give him common sense on the human condition.
- A restaurant or bar.
- “tavern”, in Collins English Dictionary.
- “tavern”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
- “tavern” in the Cambridge English Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Alternative form of