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Meaning of "gin palace" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIN PALACE

gin palace  [dʒɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIN PALACE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gin palace is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GIN PALACE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gin palace

A gin palace is an English name originally for a lavish bar selling gin, later transferred by association to late Victorian pubs designed in a similar style. In the 18th century, gin shops or 'dram shops' were just small shops that sold gin mostly to take away, or to drink standing up. As the legislation changed establishments generally became larger; they also had to be licensed and sell ale or wine. In the late 1820s the first 'Gin Palaces' were built, Thompson and Fearon's in Holborn and Weller's in Old Street, London. They were based on the new fashionable shops being built at the time, fitted out at great expense and lit by gas lights. They were thought to be vulgar at the time, although hugely popular. Charles Dickens described them as "perfectly dazzling when contrasted with the darkness and dirt we have just left…" in his Sketches by Boz. The design hugely influenced all aspects of the design of later Victorian pubs, even after gin had declined in importance as a drink; the bar in pubs is based on the shop counter of the gin palace, designed for swift service and ideal for attaching beer pumps; the ornate mirrors and etched glass of the late 19th century.

Definition of gin palace in the English dictionary

The definition of gin palace in the dictionary is a gaudy drinking house.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIN PALACE


algin
ˈældʒɪn
cyanogen
saɪˈænədʒɪn
djinn
dʒɪn
engine
ˈɛndʒɪn
gaijin
ɡaɪˈdʒɪn
gin
dʒɪn
imagine
ɪˈmædʒɪn
jinn
dʒɪn
margin
ˈmɑːdʒɪn
origin
ˈɒrɪdʒɪn
pidgin
ˈpɪdʒɪn
pigeon
ˈpɪdʒɪn
Pugin
ˈpjuːdʒɪn
reimagine
ˌriːɪˈmædʒɪn
Tianjin
ˈtjɛnˈdʒɪn
virgin
ˈvɜːdʒɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIN PALACE

gin
gin mill
gin rickey
gin rummy
gin sling
ging
gingal
ginge
gingelli
gingelly
ginger
ginger ale
ginger beer
ginger cake
ginger group
ginger nut
ginger pop
ginger snap
ginger up
ginger wine

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIN PALACE

Blenheim Palace
Buckingham Palace
Crystal Palace
enlace
fireplace
Hampton Court Palace
Kensington Palace
lace
Lateran palace
marketplace
necklace
Nonsuch Palace
palace
picture palace
place
replace
Saint James´s Palace
take place
Wallace
workplace

Synonyms and antonyms of gin palace in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gin palace» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIN PALACE

Find out the translation of gin palace to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gin palace from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gin palace» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

杜松子酒宫殿
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

palacio de ginebra
570 millions of speakers

English

gin palace
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जिन पैलेस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الجن القصر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

джин дворец
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gin palácio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জিন প্রাসাদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

palais du gin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gin istana
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gin Palace
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ジンの宮殿
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

진 궁전
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gin istana
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gin cung điện
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஜின் அரண்மனை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जिन महल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Cin sarayı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

palazzo gin
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gin pałac
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

джин палац
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gin palat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τζιν παλάτι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

jenewer paleis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gin palats
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gin palass
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gin palace

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIN PALACE»

The term «gin palace» is normally little used and occupies the 129.918 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIN PALACE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gin palace

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIN PALACE»

Discover the use of gin palace in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gin palace and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The poisoned rose
Caught in the middle of a brutal homicide, part-time private detective and outsider Declan MacManus is disturbed to discover that he has been set up and embarks on a dangerous search for the truth that leads him to the dark secrets of a ...
D. Daniel Judson, 2002
2
The Victorian Public House
Capitalising on improvements in sheet-glass manufacture, the gin palace's design featured large windows and introduced the bar counter to produce a revolutionary layout based on the model of the single-storey shop rather than the old-style ...
Richard Tames, 2003
3
From a Gin Palace to a King's Palace
A roistering look at the history of music hall in the area.
David John Hindle, 2007
4
The Book of Gin: A Spirited World History from Alchemists' ...
The 1830 Beer Act removed duty on British beer and made beer licenses much easier to acquire, and the 1834 Select Committee on Drunkenness censured gin palace owners for disregarding the wellbeing of their clientele.Within a decade or  ...
Richard Barnett, 2012
5
Figaro in London
238, Price One Penny* THE ROYAL GIN PALACE. Gin palaces are the crying evil of the times, and the bane of the lower classes. But if a gin palace in the humble spheres of low and middle life may be considered a curse, how shall we regard ...
‎1836
6
Pamphlets for the People. Edited by J. A. Roebuck
The declining demand for spirits may' serve to account, and not unreasonably, for the splendour,——the plate-glass, lacquer, and French polish of—the Gin Palace . The number of Gin Shops remaining the same, at the same time that the ...
John Arthur Roebuck, 1835
7
The Glass of Gin
She tried .to pass- on, and could not ; and turning to look, as if impelled -by some species of fascination or charm, she beheld, through ¢~the opened doors of the gin-palace, set wide apart for the -gratification of the gaping multitude, ...
Eliza Cook, 1851
8
The Gin Shop
As has been observed, he has already spent twopence at the Gin-palace (no trust), the motto is " pay and turn out ;" at the Public- house he has spent three- halfpence in tea, grumbling because the newspaper being bespoken three deep,  ...
‎1836
9
Fraser's Magazine
We have met with one or two rather clever, though not particularly original, gin- palace fronts, in the Italian style. There is one ofthe kind in Duke Street, Grosvenor Square,in red brick and stone dressings,which has a good effect; and another, ...
James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch, 1839
10
Dram Shop
CHAPTER 2 Three weeks later, at around half-past eleven on a bright, sunny day , Gervaise and Coupeau, the roof-worker, were taking a plum brandy together at Old Colombe's gin palace.1 Coupeau had been smoking a cigarette on the ...
Émile Zola, Robin Buss, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIN PALACE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gin palace is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Historic England publishes top 20 quirkiest new listed buildings …
It is a fine example of a gin palace – a Victorian lavish bar built for selling gin. The interior fittings survive, including cut and etched glass, brass ... «Architects' Journal, Jul 15»
2
Shed of the Year: Meet the entrepreneur who transformed a …
HE transformed a ramshackle henhouse into a gin palace. Now entrepreneur Jonathan Engels is closing in on this year's Shed of the Year ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»
3
Bar Maestro Ravi DeRossi Takes On Tiki at Mother of Pearl
After six months of renovations following an unfortunate sinking situation, the former Gin Palace re-opened at the corner of East Sixth Street and ... «Bedford + Bowery, Jul 15»
4
LES Bites: B&H Dairy Update, Pig & Khao Thursday Lunch, More …
EV Grieve reports that Mother of Pearl, a “tiki-influenced bar,” has soft-opened in the former Gin Palace space on Avenue A. Lower East Side ... «The Lo-Down, Jul 15»
5
Michael Chernow Focuses on Fish at Seamore's
Mother of Pearl Ravi DeRossi has turned what was his lavish Gin Palace, which closed for repairs last year, into a restaurant that serves tastes ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
6
Hand-crafted gin palace award a tonic for Walter
Hand-crafted gin palace award a tonic for Walter. A HIGHLAND hideaway which houses a gin distillery has been toasted a winner in the ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
7
AIBA – behind the awards
With over 20 years front-of-house experience in boutique hotels (Château Yering, Adelphi), bars (Gin Palace, Gypsy, The Crimean) and ... «Australian Brews News, Jul 15»
8
Every Tom, Dick and Harriet's debauched gin palace of choice
Sex and drugs and rock'n'roll: the Groucho Club was an instant hit with media and arts figures. As it marks its 30th birthday, Dylan Jones recalls ... «The Sunday Times, Jul 15»
9
Memories of Grandma's Popcorn Inspire 'Burnt Flour' Pasta at …
The bar program at Faro is designed by Justin Lane Briggs, formerly of Applewood and Gin Palace, drawing from a collection of small-batch ... «Village Voice, Jul 15»
10
EATS BEAT: Meatball Shop owner Michael Chernow opens …
Nightlife guru Ravi Derossi is transforming the former Gin Palace space in the East Village into Mother of Pearl , a Polynesian tiki bar opening ... «New York Daily News, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Gin palace [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/gin-palace>. Feb 2021 ».
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