coffeehouse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coffeehouse a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lloyd's of London began as Edward Lloyd's coffeehouse.
    • n Coffeehouse A house of entertainment, where guests are supplied with coffee and other refreshments, and where men meet for conversation. "The coffeehouse must not be dismissed with a cursory mention. It might indeed, at that time, have been not improperly called a most important political institution. . . . The coffeehouses were the chief organs through which the public opinion of the metropolis vented itself. . . . Every man of the upper or middle class went daily to his coffeehouse to learn the news and discuss it. Every coffeehouse had one or more orators, to whose eloquence the crowd listened with admiration, and who soon became what the journalists of our own time have been called -- a fourth estate of the realm."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word "tip" dates back to the old London coffeehouses. Conspicuously placed brass boxes etched with the inscription, "To Insure Promptness," encouraged customers to pay for efficient service. The resulting acronym, TIP, has become a byword.
    • n coffeehouse 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.
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Usage

In literature:

How altered all Coffeehouses, in Province or Capital!
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
At all events you may see it in any coffeehouse for a penny.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Two Soldaten wis gons stant at ze door, ant into ze room steps ze man in ze grey Uberrock, who had sat with us in ze coffeehouse.
"Boyhood" by Leo Tolstoy
With such rumours as these all the coffeehouses of London were filled during the latter part of February.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The story of the butchery had been told at coffeehouses, but had been told in different ways.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The malecontents at the coffeehouses of London murmured at this profusion, and accused William of ostentation.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
He had played briscola with peasants in a coffeehouse of Fiesole.
"The Red Lily, Complete" by Anatole France
At noon to the Coffeehouse, where very good discourse.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1664" by Samuel Pepys
The "Tatler" was the theme in every coffeehouse, and in the drawing-rooms, as well.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
And Lord Mount Coffeehouse, the Irish peer, Who killed himself for love (with wine) last year.
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 6" by Lord Byron
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In news:

The Greencards heat up a coffeehouse stage.
Fuel Air Spark Bike Night At Molten Java Coffeehouse .
Does Anyone Remember This 1960s Memphis Coffeehouse .
The Woods Competing For America's Best Coffeehouse .
The Woods Coffee is one of 20 coffeehouses in the western region competing for the title of America's Best Coffeehouse .
Another coffeehouse has been scheduled for 7 to 10 pm Friday (tonight) at First Presbyterian Church in Oak Ridge, Room 102.
Lamplighter Roasting Co. Best Independent Coffeehouse .
This week, the Phillips Collection in Dupont Circle will open a cafe run by Tryst Coffeehouse .
African Rhythms Coffeehouse at St Andrew's.
The Center at St Andrew's (111 NE 80th St) is hosting an African Rhythms Coffeehouse on Friday, May 18, 2012, 7:30 pm – 10 p.m.
1 entry tagged 'portfolio coffeehouse '.
Okatie Elementary School presented its " Coffeehouse Performance" to friends and families on Feb 22.
Waldo's Coffeehouse returns with Albert & Gage show.
The award winning Oldham County Parks & Recreation WoodSongs Coffeehouse is the home of "roots music" in Oldham County.
5 Tools for Making Coffeehouse Drinks at Home.
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