Definitions for cafeteriaˌkæf ɪˈtɪər i ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
caf•e•te•ri•aˌkæf ɪˈtɪər i ə(n.)(pl.)-ri•as.
a restaurant in which patrons select food at a counter and carry it to tables.
a lunchroom, as for employees or students.
Origin of cafeteria:
1830–40, Amer.; < AmerSp
a restaurant where you serve yourself and pay a cashier
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
cafeteria(noun)ˌkæf ɪˈtɪər i ə
a restaurant in a school, a hospital, etc.
A restaurant in which customers select their food at a counter then carry it on a tray to a table to eat
A dining area in an institution where meals may be purchased (as above) or brought in from elsewhere
Origin: (Mid 19th or 20th century) American Spanish cafetería, coffeehouse, from cafetera, coffee maker, from French cafetière, from café, from Ottoman Turkish qahveh, from Arabic qahwa
A cafeteria is a type of food service location in which there is little or no waiting staff table service, whether a restaurant or within an institution such as a large office building or school; a school dining location is also referred to as a dining hall or canteen. Cafeterias are different from coffeehouses, although that is the Spanish meaning of the English word. Instead of table service, there are food-serving counters/stalls, either in a line or allowing arbitrary walking paths. Customers take the food they require as they walk along, placing it on a tray. In addition, there are often stations where customers order food and wait while it is prepared, particularly for items such as hamburgers or tacos which must be served hot and can be quickly prepared. Alternatively, the patron is given a number and the item is brought to their table. Sometimes, for some food items and drinks, customers collect an empty container, pay at the check-out, and fill the container after the check-out. Free second servings are often allowed under this system. For legal purposes, this system is rarely or never used for alcoholic beverages in the US.
Translations for cafeteria
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a self-service restaurant
This department store has a cafeteria.
- مَطْعَمُ خِدْمَةٍ ذاتيَّهArabic
- ресторант на самообслужванеBulgarian
- restaurante self-servicePortuguese (BR)
- restaurace se samooblushouCzech
- das Restaurant mit SelbstbedienungGerman
- εστιατόριο σελφ σέρβιςGreek
- کافه تریاFarsi
- रेस्त्रां जिसमें अपना सामान खुद से लेना होता होHindi
- restoran sa samoposluživanjemCroatian
- tavola calda; self-serviceItalian
- (셀프서비스 식당) 카페테리아Korean
- savitarnos valgykla, užkandinėLithuanian
- bar samoobsługowyPolish
- کافه تریاPersian
- samoobslužná reštauráciaSlovak
- samopostrežna restavracija, bifeSlovenian
- 自助餐廳Chinese (Trad.)
- اپنے لئے کھانا خود لینے والا ہوٹلUrdu
- quán ăn tự phục vụVietnamese
- 自助餐厅Chinese (Simp.)
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