American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A place where meals are served to the public.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An establishment for the sale of refreshments, both food and drink; a place where meals are served; an eating-house.
- n. An eating establishment in which diners are served food at their tables.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An eating house.
- n. a building where people go to eat
- Borrowing from French restaurant, from the verb restaurer, from Latin restaurans, present participle of restauro ("I restore"), from the name of the 'restorative' soup served in the first establishments. (Wiktionary)
- French, restorative soup, restaurant, from present participle of restaurer, to restore, from Old French restorer; see restore. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Preliminary plans for the project, dubbed Ocoee Town Shops, include 16,358 square feet of commercial space, 4,500 square feet for financial services, commercial or drive-through restaurant uses and another 9,585 square feet of restaurant space.”
“I've even heard others on other discussion boards talk about knowing that a certain restaurant is favored by local criminal bosses and, thus, to keep away.”
“I'm pretty sure David Chang would be proud knowing that a three stars Michelin restaurant is totally digging his creation.”
“Our restaurant level margin, which we define as restaurant sales minus cost of food and beverage, payroll and benefits costs, and restaurant operating costs was $27.4 million, or 14.1% of restaurant sales compared to $33.8 million or 16.4% of restaurant sales in the prior year quarter.”
“PETA claims many KFC chickens are scalded to death during processing at the slaughterhouse and has long criticized what it calls the restaurant's inhumane treatment of animals.”
“The name of the restaurant is a play on the Italian word for 'taste' which also means 'vigorous enjoyment' in English.”
“Lee County Health Department Director Julie Schilling began the discussion by reporting there have been four first violation notices sent to what she called restaurant businesses.”
“It is what I call the restaurant recession buster series.”
“I called the restaurant, talked to the manager and found that server had received the money but it had not credited the account yet.”
“I called the restaurant the next day, and several more days thereafter, but they had not seen it.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘restaurant’.
Interesting, there is a traditional vocabulary of an Ukrainian, that differs from vocabulary of average American. It would be nice to explore it.
Very basic words for ESL students.
2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee Round 2
things a BBC newsreader of a certain era would take care to pronounce certain letters in, for example; also some not-so-archaic pronunciations I fear dying out
Words that go hand in glove with chain
Catching a misspelling is both pleasurable (hooray learning!) and painful (every sentence you now realize you've ever marred with the offending word flashes to mind in one terrible instant).
Step #1: Pick a noun
Step #2: Add "Wars" after it
Step #4: PROFIT!
Words to do with hotels, inns, resorts, guesthouses ... broad in scope :-)
Looking for tweets for restaurant.