restaurant

[ res-ter-uh nt, -tuh-rahnt, -trahnt ]
/ ˈrɛs tər ənt, -təˌrɑnt, -trɑnt /

noun

an establishment where meals are served to customers.

Nearby words

  1. rest-home,
  2. restage,
  3. restart,
  4. restate,
  5. restatement,
  6. restaurant car,
  7. restaurateur,
  8. rested,
  9. restenosis,
  10. restful

Origin of restaurant

1820–30, Americanism; < French, noun use of present participle of restaurer < Latin restaurāre to restore

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British Dictionary definitions for restaurant

restaurant

/ (ˈrɛstəˌrɒŋ, ˈrɛstrɒŋ, -rɒnt) /

noun

a commercial establishment where meals are prepared and served to customers

Word Origin for restaurant

C19: from French, from restaurer to restore

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Word Origin and History for restaurant

restaurant

n.
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