1. tavern

noun. ['ˈtævɝn'] a building with a bar that is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks.


  • edifice
  • taphouse
  • bucket shop
  • pub
  • beer garden
  • public house
  • shebeen
  • building
  • rathskeller
  • tap house
  • saloon
  • pothouse


  • taverne (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • taberna (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Tavern

  • davern
  • cavern

Example sentences of the word tavern

1. Adjective
The indoor tavern area serves in-house micro-brewed beers and a number of house-specialty cocktails.

Quotes containing the word tavern

1. People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy.-- Circular Letter to My Friends in Italy
- Mikhail Bakunin