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.