restaurant, eating house, eating place, eatery(noun)
a building where people go to eat
An eating establishment in which diners are served food at their tables.
Origin: From (a form of restaurer), from restaurans, present participle of restaurare, from restorative soup served in the first establishments.
an eating house
Origin: [F., fr. restaurer. See Restore.]
A restaurant is a business establishment which prepares and serves food and drink to customers in return for money, either paid before the meal, after the meal, or with a running tab. Meals are generally served and eaten on premises, but many restaurants also offer take-out and food delivery services. Restaurants vary greatly in appearance and offerings, including a wide variety of the main chef's cuisines and service models.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
res′tō-rang, or res′tō-rant, n. a house for the sale of refreshments: an eating-house.—n. Restaurateur (res-tō′ra-tėr), the keeper of a restaurant. [Fr.,—restaurer, to restore.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
An institution for the spread of dyspepsia. From Lat. _restauro_, to repair, and Grk. _anti_, against. After patronizing, you're "up against repairs."
The restaurant symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the restaurant symbol and its characteristic.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Restaurant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2876
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Restaurant' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3568
Rank popularity for the word 'Restaurant' in Nouns Frequency: #908
The numerical value of Restaurant in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Restaurant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I was sitting in a restaurant.
Everyone can go to a restaurant or a golf club.
The [restaurant] owners might want to make a better sign.
I was crying, and the owner of the restaurant was crying too.
I haven't eaten at a fast food restaurant in over three years.
Images & Illustrations of Restaurant
Translations for Restaurant
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- مَطْعَم, مطعمArabic
- রেস্তোরাঁ, রেস্টুরেন্টBengali
- restaurantCatalan, Valencian
- Restaurant, GaststätteGerman
- restorán, restauranteSpanish
- vale ni kanaFijian
- taigh-bìdhScottish Gaelic
- रेस्तरां, भोजनालयHindi
- vendéglő, étteremHungarian
- restoran, [[rumah]] [[makan]]Indonesian
- veitingastaður, matsölustaður, veitingasalur, veitingahúsIcelandic
- 料理屋, 料理店, 食堂, レストランJapanese
- мейрамхана, ресторанKazakh
- 음식점, 食堂, 레스토랑, 식당Korean
- റെസ്റ്റോറൻറ്, ലഘുഭക്ഷണശാലMalayalam
- restoran, kedai makan, rumah makanMalay
- خوړنځیPashto, Pushto
- здрављак, ресторан, gostiona, zdravljak, гостиона, gostionica, restoran, гостионицаSerbo-Croatian
- අවන්හලSinhala, Sinhalese
- gjellëtore, restorantAlbanian
- ภัตตาคาร, ร้านอาหารThai
- lokanta, restoranTurkish
- ریستوران, ریسٹورانٹUrdu
- nhà ăn, nhà hàng, tiệm ăn, quán ănVietnamese
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