Definition of "tavern" []

  • An establishment licensed to sell alcoholic beverages to be consumed on the premises. (noun)
  • An inn for travelers. (noun)
  • A place licensed for the sale and consumption of alcoholic drink (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. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "tavern" in a sentence
  • "John Crockett moved still westward to this Holston valley, where he reared a pretty large log house on this forest road; and opened what he called a tavern for the entertainment of teamsters and other emigrants."
  • "The revamped tavern is now a visitors center for Central Park, where tourists can sign up for nature tours or visit a gift shop."
  • "The tavern was a smoky den of laughter and curses, rank with the smell of soured dreams."