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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
pub
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
local
▪ It took a long time to bring the fire under control, the local pubs kept open for three days and nights.
▪ Extinction might be expected to occur if your local pub stopped selling your favourite drink.
▪ Up for a game of darts at the local pub?
▪ By the time they arrived Davidson, 38, had gone to his local pub at Ewhurst, Surrey.
▪ Teka has become a regular at her local pub.
▪ Flooding affected two roads, nearby homes and local pubs.
old
▪ There are several old pubs sited around the centre of the town.
▪ If that was its method of discouraging tourists in their search for quaint old London pubs, it was highly successful.
▪ An old pub with beamed ceilings, smoke-blackened, and a log fire crackling and spitting inside a deep alcove.
▪ Bannerman's Bar Old worlde pub in heart of the told town.
▪ From Thaxted we went to a lovely old thatched pub called the Ashtree at Burton End.
▪ The pressure to remodel old pubs is of course nothing new.
▪ What gossip might he learn in the old Nell Gwyn pub down the end of the King's Road?
▪ Holyrood Tavern A completely refurbished tavern which still retains much of the character of the old pub.
traditional
▪ Drinkers Plan: The traditional pub crawl doesn't have to be another dreary Friday night wander.
▪ Her husband Ian says traditional pubs - without loud music - are still an attraction and meeting place for locals.
▪ In just six months a new Hardys &038; Hansons traditional style pub will have been built on the spot.
▪ They fear plans to widen the availability of alcohol licenses could see off many traditional pubs.
▪ Why can we not be told? - why are we losing the heritage of so many traditional pubs?
▪ And they fear it could mean the end of traditional pubs.
▪ Enjoy a traditional pub lunch or go shopping in familiar named stores in the busy Main Street.
■ NOUN
country
▪ We were going to a country pub for lunch.
▪ Voice over Landlords say they're increasingly serving more food than drink, especially in country pubs.
▪ It was supposed to be a romantic evening at a remote country pub.
▪ But a country pub is where I'd really like to cook.
▪ This is a landscape of church towers, thatch roofs and cider orchards with welcoming country pubs.
▪ It was the free-standing sort that might have stood outside a country pub.
crawl
▪ Drinkers Plan: The traditional pub crawl doesn't have to be another dreary Friday night wander.
▪ The last bar on my pub crawl is the most contentious.
▪ But it was more than just a pub crawl.
village
▪ Five minutes later he saw the lights of a village pub.
▪ A VILLAGE pub landlord looks set to leave his business because of crippling rent rises.
▪ The village pub attached to the hotel has bar lunches of salmon pâté on wholemeal toast.
▪ During a lunch break I sat with him in a village pub where he put away a few pints.
▪ And the local village pub is also looking forward to welcoming the new customers.
▪ They went to the village pub for lunch.
▪ The ground was situated within sight of the village pub.
▪ The Sheep Heid A delightful village pub with traditions going back to the eighteenth-century.
■ VERB
drink
▪ Herbie never drank at the pub.
▪ He still enjoyed returning to his roots, drinking in the pub with old mates or taking his Ma to the Odeon.
▪ It's thought they may have been drinking in this pub on Wellingborough road earlier in the evening.
▪ As Polly got older she had begun to find it safer to drink only in the pub.
▪ I'd just turned on to York Way when I spotted the two city gents who'd been drinking in the pub.
▪ The group had been drinking at a nearby pub in Uckington, Glos.
go
▪ He used to take me to smashing places, had a super car, we'd go to these posh pubs.
▪ Metcalf had taken the weekend off from work and gone to a pub with her sister.
▪ He had decided not to go straight home, or to go to the pub yet.
▪ He would definitely go to the pub later, he decided.
▪ I go to a pub across the road to await the 10.19.
▪ The shops had shut and people were wandering around arm in arm and going into pubs and restaurants.
leave
▪ Then as Parratt left the pub he punched his fist through a pane of glass in the door.
▪ Now the beer is ready for the final stage in the brewery before it leaves for the pub cellar.
▪ It was just the two of them left in the pub.
▪ Mr Smith said Mr Curren had since left the pub and Spanswick had not been in touch with him since the incident.
▪ Male speaker It's a good idea, because the residents are often asked to leave other pubs.
▪ When Bob and Terry left the pub, they went straight to Terry's sister's flat.
▪ There was an Audi which passed me soon after I'd left the pub.
▪ I believe now the driver - I didn't see who it was - was checking that I had left the pub.
meet
▪ He sometimes had to disappear to the lavatory several times when they met in a pub or café.
▪ She'd meet him in a pub called the Camden Head, at nine.
▪ By December the team were meeting in the pub, ready for the birthday in April.
run
▪ My father was a ferrier and ran the pub and business together.
▪ Mr Speight was married with two young children and ran a pub in Farsley, Leeds.
▪ The families which ran the pubs were closely related to the rest of the community.
▪ Less outrageous alternative careers included medicine, law, cooking, running a pub and a life on the buses.
▪ He was expected to slip into management with ease, but instead Moore moved into business, running a pub.
visit
▪ Under such circumstances the frequency with which you visited the pub would be likely to decrease gradually over time.
▪ The brewery employs people to visit its pubs anonymously to quantify the effects of these charters.
▪ They visited pubs all over the country, immersing themselves in pub culture - playing darts and drinking with the lads.
▪ I visited the pub several times during that year, but the newspaper hadn't yet been published.
▪ Entire families were prisoners because of quarantine regulations, schools were closed and farm folk forbidden to visit pubs.
▪ Less than one in two women visits a pub regularly, compared with two-thirds of men.
▪ Nicola fancies Andrew when he visits the pub.
walk
▪ A woman has been attacked and raped by two men as she walked home from a pub.
▪ That night as we walked past the pub next door to the hotel we heard a band playing 60s songs.
▪ He needed to walking into a pub like the Old Sydney.
▪ He was walking home from the pub through Swindon town centre when two police officers approached him.
▪ You'd walk into a pub in one and, Whoop! some one wanted to try it on.
▪ As we walked into the pub, the landlord was slouching over the bar reading a newspaper.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ After dinner they had walked in the grounds as a threesome before Lee had suggested another trip to the pub.
▪ If the plans get the go-ahead the Inn will become a hotel, pub and nightclub with a restaurant and cocktail bar.
▪ The pub was a pullulating stew of people, swelling and bubbling behind a screen of smoke.
▪ The development of pub retailing has shown a corrective instinct for seeking to set a purpose built business in the right location.
▪ The nearest centre with camping, chip shops, pubs etc is St Just, five miles south down the B3306.
▪ Tired of tiptoeing through your neighbour's tulips after a heavy night down the pub?
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
pub

1859, slang shortening of public house (see public (adj.)), which originally meant "any building open to the public" (1570s), then "inn that provides food and is licensed to sell ale, wine, and spirits" (1660s), and finally "tavern" (1768). Pub crawl first attested 1910 in British slang.

Wiktionary
pub

Etymology 1 n. A public house where beverages, primarily alcoholic, may be bought and consumed and also provides food and sometimes entertainment, normally television viewing. vb. (context intransitive English) To go to one or more public houses. Etymology 2

n. A publication. Etymology 3

vb. (context informal transitive English) to publish

WordNet
pub
  1. n. tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals [syn: public house, saloon, pothouse, gin mill, taphouse]

  2. [also: pubbing, pubbed]

Wikipedia
Pub

A pub, or public house, is a house licensed to sell alcoholic beverages to the general public. It is a drinking establishment in Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia. In many places, especially in villages, a pub is the focal point of the community. Samuel Pepys described the pub as the heart of England.

Pubs can be traced back to Roman taverns, through the Anglo-Saxon alehouse to the development of the tied house system in the 19th century.

Pubs are socially and culturally distinct from cafés, bars and beer halls. Most offer a range of beers, wines, spirits, and soft drinks and snacks. Traditionally the windows of town pubs were of smoked or frosted glass to obscure the clientele from the street but there has been a move towards clear glass and brighter interiors.

The owner, tenant or manager (licensee) is known as the pub landlord or publican. Referred to as their "local" by regulars, pubs are typically chosen for their proximity to home or work, the availability of a particular beer, a darts team, a skittles team, or a pool or snooker table.

Until the 1970s most of the larger pubs also featured an off-sales counter or attached shop for the sales of beers, wines and spirits for home consumption. In the 1970s, supermarkets and high street chain stores and off-licences undercut pub prices; and all but a handful closed their off-sale counters.

Pub (disambiguation)

Pub is a public house or bar (establishment).

Pub may refer to:

  • Pub (Denzil album), a 1994 album by British band Denzil
  • Pub (Đorđe Balašević album), a 1982 album by Serbian singer-songwriter Đorđe Balašević album
  • PUB (file type), Microsoft Publisher document file format
  • PUB (Stockholm), department store in Stockholm

Pub can also be:

  • Percutaneous umbilical cord blood sampling, a genetic test
  • Politehnica University of Bucharest, Politehnica University of Bucharest
  • Princeton University Band, the marching band and pep band of Princeton University
  • Principle of uniform boundedness, a fundamental result of functional analysis
  • Public Utilities Board, Singapore's national water agency
  • Pueblo Memorial Airport, in Colorado, USA
  • .pub, Microsoft Publishing file extension
  • Public directories on FTP and HTTP Servers are often named pub
PUB (Stockholm)

PUB was one of the major department stores in Stockholm, Sweden, located in two buildings at Hötorget, Stockholm city center. PUB was opened in 1882 and rapidly expanded. The name PUB is for the initials of Paul Urbanus Bergström, the founder of the store, who owned a great deal of buildings and business in the area.

In the late 20th century, the upper 4 storeys of the department store were converted into a hotel: the Rica Hotel Kungsgatan, later the Scandic Hotel Kungsgatan. In 2015, plans were announced to close the last remaining portion of the store and convert the entire building to the Scandic Hotel Haymarket.

Pub (Denzil album)

Pub Is the debut album by the British band Denzil.

PUB (file type)

Microsoft Publisher document file format used to create several different types of publications; some examples include newsletters, flyers, brochures, and postcards, as well as Web site and e-mail formats contain text and both raster and vector graphics.

Pub (Đorđe Balašević album)

Pub (trans. Jack) is the first solo album released by Serbian and former Yugoslav singer-songwriter Đorđe Balašević. The album was produced by Josip Boček, who also played guitar on the album.

The album featured the hits "Ratnik paorskog srca" which tells of a peasant who returns from World War I and who "wasn't made to be a soldier", "Za sve je kriv Toma Sojer" which tells of three boys which ran away from home influenced by The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, "Boža zvani Pub" which tells of a legendary gambler nicknamed Pub (Jack), the ballad "Lepa protina kći". The song "Pesma o jednom petlu" went on to become one of Balašević's signature pieces. It tells a story of an old man's younger days in the farm-rich area of Vojvodina when he had a pet rooster. The rooster is widely assumed to be a metaphor for his male sexual organ for which female birds tend to go crazy. The lyrics go on to list different kinds of female birds which in turn depict stereotypical characteristics of women in Serbo-Croatian slang. The refrain line "Princip je isti, sve su ostalo nijanse" ("The principle is the same, everything else is nuances") is referring to the way of courting the opposite sex. The lyrics conclude in the man's later years as he misses the good times gone by and giving advice never to make your rooster suffer, to let him fly around so that female birds can see him, for afterwards it will be too late, because even roosters have a life span.

The album was polled in 1998 as the 66th on the list of 100 greatest Yugoslav rock and pop albums in the book YU 100: najbolji albumi jugoslovenske rok i pop muzike (YU 100: The Best albums of Yugoslav pop and rock music).

Usage examples of "pub".

And before she had any time to prepare herself for it, there they stood on the embankment, with the Grand Canal opening resplendently before them in gleaming amorphous blues and greens and olives and silvers, and the tottering palace fronts of marble and inlay leaning over to look at their faces in it, and the mooring poles, top-heavy, striped, lantern-headed, bristling outside the doorways in the cobalt-shadowed water, and the sudden bunches of piles propped together like drunks holding one another up outside an English pub after closing time.

I ate a lot of pub grub: bendy sausages, gingerbaked beans, a trough of cottage pie.

The cunning wizard allowed some moments to transpire, following the first tentative steps of the dwarf into the boisterous environs of the pub.

He would never go there again, and had given up his rooms in the district, so that there was no trace of his ever having been near the pub or Gabbing Dick.

As well as performing gigs around the local area, the musicians had started putting on shows at the pub.

Outside the Kentledge pub, drunkards had vomited so often the pavement was starting to dissolve.

Shanks, the scrawny wainwright Killian had drunk with in a London pub.

Nor could he run down the street to the pub to catch a Knicks game or have a beer with friends.

When the last rose-tint is fading on the distant mulga scrub, Then the Army prays for Watty at the entrance of his pub.

John and Paul had performed as the Nerk Twins in a previous pub they ran, and had visited them in Ryde.

If all they wanted was an excuse to serve drinks when the pubs were shut, Kevin thought, they could surely have found something more credible, like philately or model railways.

The Puber still existed, somewhere, though now degenerate and decadent.

Passing the shops and pubs of Syriac he saw that he was seen, and knew that some who glanced at himthe woman here, the vodyanoi, the man or cactus-man, even the Remade therewere with the Caucus.

The Roebuck was one of those few country pubs that opened fairly promptly at six of an evening, but it relied for its main trade on the gourmet menu from about half-past seven till ten.

Billy Mulholland operated a shebeen that purveyed alcoholic cheer as well as espresso drinks and simple pub food.