Definition of "off-licence" []

  • Chiefly British A store that sells bottles or cans of alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises. (noun)
  • A shop, or a counter in a pub or hotel, where alcoholic drinks are sold for consumption elsewhere (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.

  • A licence permitting such sales (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "off-licence" in a sentence
  • "We also need more research to understand the relationship between off-licence density and alcohol harms, and better collection of alcohol harm data to feed into licensing decision-making."
  • "The average off-licence density in England is almost 63 per 100,000 population, which drops to a low of nearly 27 in the Malvern Hills and reaches a high of more than 135 in Salford."
  • "She bought a pizza from a supermarket and cider from an off-licence and is believed to have reached home at 8.45pm."