Part of speech: noun

A public house.

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Usage examples "tavern":

  1. 17. The club alluded to seems to be the same which originally met at the King's- Head tavern, of which North gives the following lively account. - "The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian", John Dryden.
  2. I might have known Dad wouldn't put up at such a third- rate tavern as this! - "Dorothy on a Ranch", Evelyn Raymond.
  3. The tavern- keeper is a just man, and will give us more drink for the better one. - "Old Peter's Russian Tales", Arthur Ransome.