restaurant

[ res-tuh-rahnt, -trahnt ]
/ ˈrɛs təˌrɑnt, -trɑnt /

noun

an establishment where meals are served to customers.

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Origin of restaurant

An Americanism first recorded in 1820–30; from French, noun use of present participle of restaurer, from Latin restaurāre “to restore, reestablish”; cf. re-, store
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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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