from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A restaurant where coffee and other refreshments are served, especially one where people gather for conversation, games, or musical entertainment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An establishment where coffee is served to clients; a café.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A house of entertainment, where guests are supplied with coffee and other refreshments, and where men meet for conversation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A house of entertainment where guests are supplied with coffee and other refreshments, and sometimes with lodging; a café. Coffee-houses in Great Britain formerly held a position somewhat similar to that of the club-houses of the present day.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold
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We had to go through what I call the coffeehouse period, where for a while we sort of said, "Let's just sit around with the troops and talk about stuff and let's be buddies."
Michael Sheehan, the deputy police commissioner in New York City responsible for counterterrorism until 2006, explained that hotheads in a coffeehouse are a dime a dozen.
The coffeehouse has been a popular and frequented location for the past 15 years among tourists and neighborhood folk alike, but has recently undergone a vast rehab to showcase a locally and sustainably sourced design and functionality.
The coffeehouse was a long, narrow place with exposed copper piping along the ceiling and a brick wall behind the counter.
The Viennese writer Stefan Zweig called the coffeehouse "the best school of everything new."
~ No coffee -- For Jürgen Habermas, the coffeehouse is a place where bourgeois individuals can enter into relationships with one another without the restrictions of family, civil society, or the state.
Once upon a time, the coffeehouse was a reliable spot for idlers.
This exhibition pays homage to the artist's extraordinary versatility, says gallery owner Kateřina Ebelová, sitting in the little gallery coffeehouse, which is filled with antiques and presided over by a stuffed iguana.
The girl's first set began in fifteen minutes inside the Human Bean, the city's trendiest coffeehouse, which is why Andre dragged me down here.
For December the coffeehouse is the second Friday instead of the usual first Friday.