from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A place where ale is sold and served.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A business, such as an inn or tavern, where ale is sold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A house where ale is retailed; hence, a tippling house.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A house where ale is retailed.

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

  • n. a tavern where ale is sold


ale +‎ house. (Wiktionary)



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  • Yes, we used to use this jocularly when I were a lad.

    April 11, 2011

  • What a quaint name for a tavern!

    April 10, 2011

  • Latin for him! A cat and fiddle. No, no; the alehouse and the stable are the only schools he’ll ever go to.
    Goldsmith, She Stoops, I

    January 8, 2007