What does the word tavern mean?

Usage examples for 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 by John Dryden
  2. I might have known Dad wouldn't put up at such a third- rate tavern as this! – Dorothy on a Ranch by 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 by Arthur Ransome