from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a house where cooked provisions are sold, to be eaten on the premises.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A house where food is served to customers; a place of resort for meals; a restaurant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a building where people go to eat
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Before them stood the pretentious Harvard-brick hotel and eating house which had been built for the convenience of the great transcontinental road's patrons.