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Definition of "alehouse" []

  • A place where ale is sold and served. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "alehouse" in a sentence
  • "For these commentators, the alehouse was a threat to public order, a hotbed of promiscuity, and a corrupter of conventional family life."
  • "The alehouse is the terrible bane of the labourer."
  • "An "alehouse" is, however, alluded to in a ballad on the burning of the old Globe in 1613."