American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A place where ale is sold and served.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A house where ale is retailed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A house where ale is retailed; hence, a tippling house.
- n. a tavern where ale is sold
- ale + house. (Wiktionary)
“For these commentators, the alehouse was a threat to public order, a hotbed of promiscuity, and a corrupter of conventional family life.”
“The alehouse is the terrible bane of the labourer.”
“An "alehouse" is, however, alluded to in a ballad on the burning of the old Globe in 1613.”
“You can imagine him propping up the bar at a 16th-century tavern, his jokes the sort "to make fools laugh in the alehouse".”
“There is the land of course, with its leisurely rhythm and the cottages that seem to grow up out of the earth; the old alehouse, the Helyar Arms which, I discovered, and contrary to popular stories about English cooking, can give you a wonderful lunch.”
“He orders that brigands and criminals be brought to justice and that the casual violence of the alehouse and the highway be controlled.”
“Every night we have to go to a village, an alehouse, or an abbey and find someone who can guide us for the next day.”
“The inn is nothing more than a village alehouse with two rooms for passing travelers.”
“But no, two beaches for the price of one – a buxom-kiss-me-quick-seasidey-prom one, and an alehouse-fishermen's-wharf one round the rear, cupping an estuary that darts with boats 24/7.”
“The oarmen were impressed with the unpretentious alehouse, which quickly gained popularity among the Yale set.”
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