Definitions

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  • n. An inn or hostel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An inn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inn. Beau. and Fl.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers

Etymologies

Borrowing from French auberge. The term is attested in the fifteenth century as French aulberge, a loan from a term attested in eleventh century Old Provençal alberge ("camp, hut"), derived from albergar ("host"). The term originated in Frankish heriberga, from Proto-Germanic *haribergôn (“housing, house (army)”), composed of the elements *hari (“army”) (cf. German Heer) and *bergon (“shelter, protect”), whence German bergen. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He is liked by every one in the auberge, which is more than can be said of yourself; he is always good tempered, and is quiet and unassuming.

    A Knight of the White Cross : a tale of the siege of Rhodes

  • "To be a great chef, you must be a cook, a cook in spirit, a cook in the heart," Goujon said in a telephone interview, calling his auberge a "country restaurant."

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  • The tall and sinewy monk, without a moment's hesitation, dragged me up and half carried, half led me into a kind of auberge, or restaurant for the poorer classes.

    Vendetta: a story of one forgotten

  • The Old Schoolhouse Inn Similar to a French 'auberge', this inn offers an award-winning restaurant in an Area of O ...

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  • Tu faes i'r gwesty (wrth yr arwydd "auberge" yn y llun uchod) lle yr wyf yn aros y mae heol fach o'r enw Rue Evans.

    Blogiadur.com

  • Any traveler knows that in France an auberge is an inn, but we are told in the O.E.D., on the alleged authority of the great French lexicographer, Littré, that in this fruity and enigmatic case, "auberge" is a variant of "alberge," a word for peach.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol II No 4

  • "auberge" for an inn has been used as an illustration, though the first syllable may be doubtful.

    Notes and Queries, Number 51, October 19, 1850

  • Only once did we abandon the beginners to ski to a remote auberge, Haute Combe haute-combe.fr, in the middle of the woods near Les Molliets.

    Couples ski holiday in the French Alps

  • With its classical menu, the auberge has its apprentices spend a good deal of time peeling potatoes for dauphinoise and shucking oysters for bisque.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • By then he had finished his apprenticeship and entered the ranks of the profession, working full-time at the auberge as chef de partie.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

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