café

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkæfeɪ/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/kæˈfeɪ, kə-/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ka fā, kə- or, esp. for 4, Fr. ka)


Inflections of 'café' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": cafés

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ca•fé or ca•fe/kæˈfeɪ, kə-/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -fés or -fes. 
  1. a small restaurant, often with a section extending onto the sidewalk.
  2. a barroom, cabaret, or nightclub.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ca•fé  (ka fā, kə- or, esp. for 4, Fr. ka),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -fés 
    (ka fā, kə- or, esp. for 4, Fr. ka),USA pronunciation 
  1. a restaurant, often with an enclosed or outdoor section extending onto the sidewalk.
  2. a restaurant, usually small and unpretentious.
  3. a barroom, cabaret, or nightclub.
  4. coffee.
Also,  ca•fe. 
  • French: literally, coffee
  • 1780–90
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged coffeehouse, bistro, lunchroom, tearoom.

CAFE  (ka fā, kə-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a U.S. federally mandated standard of average minimum miles-per-gallon fuel consumption for all the cars produced by an automobile manufacturer in a given year.
[C(orporate) A(verage) F(uel) E(conomy)]
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
café /ˈkæfeɪ; ˈkæfɪ/ n
  1. a small or inexpensive restaurant or coffee bar, serving light meals and refreshments
  2. South African a corner shop or grocer
Etymology: 19th Century: from French: coffee
'café' also found in these entries:
Collocations: [Parisian, European] café culture, [an internet, a cyber, a gaming] café, a [central, city, downtown, local] café, more...

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