An empty tavern.
The definition of tavern is a place of business where alcoholic drinks are served along with a limited variety of food and snack items are served to travelers and locals.
An example of a tavern is a small place on a highway that serves beer and wine and chicken wings.
- a place where liquors, beer, etc. are sold to be drunk on the premises; saloon; bar
- Archaic an inn
Origin of tavernMiddle English taverne from Old French from Classical Latin taberna, tavern, booth, stall made of boards, altered by dissimilation from an unverified form traberna from trabs, a beam, roof from Indo-European base an unverified form treb-, beamed structure, building from source thorp
- A place of business that serves alcoholic beverages and often basic meals.
- An inn for travelers.
Origin of tavernMiddle English taverne from Old French from Latin taberna hut, tavern probably from traberna from trabs trab- beam ; see trave .