Alehouse Ale"house`, n. A house where ale is retailed; hence, a tippling house. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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  • alehouse — (n.) also ale house, O.E. eala huse; see ALE (Cf. ale) + HOUSE (Cf. house) (n.). An alehouse is distinguished from a tavern, where they sell wine [Johnson] …   Etymology dictionary

  • alehouse — [āl′hous΄] n. a place where ale is sold and served; saloon; tavern …   English World dictionary

  • alehouse — UK [ˈeɪlˌhaʊs] / US noun [countable] Word forms alehouse : singular alehouse plural alehouses UK [ˈeɪlˌhaʊzɪz] / US [ˈeɪlˌhaʊzəz] an old word for a place where people go to drink beer …   English dictionary

  • alehouse — [[t]e͟ɪlhaʊs[/t]] alehouses N COUNT An alehouse is a pub. [OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

  • alehouse — noun Date: before 12th century a place where ale is sold to be drunk on the premises …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • alehouse — /ayl hows /, n., pl. alehouses / how ziz/. a tavern where ale or beer is sold; bar; pub. [bef. 1000; ME, OE. See ALE, HOUSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • alehouse — noun A business, such as an inn or tavern, where ale is sold. Syn: bar, beer parlour, brewpub, pub, saloon …   Wiktionary

  • alehouse — Synonyms and related words: bar, barrel house, barroom, beer garden, beer hall, beer parlor, bistro, blind tiger, brasserie, cabaret, cafe, cocktail lounge, dive, dramshop, drinking saloon, gin mill, groggery, grogshop, honky tonk, local,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • alehouse — ale|house [ˈeılhaus] n old fashioned a place where people drank beer in the past …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • alehouse — n. pub, bar, place where alcoholic beverages are served …   English contemporary dictionary

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