AskDefine | Define canteen

Dictionary Definition



1 a flask for carrying water; used by soldiers or travelers
2 sells food and personal items to personnel at an institution or school or camp etc.
3 a restaurant outside; often for soldiers or policemen [syn: mobile canteen]
4 a recreation room in an institution
5 restaurant in a factory; where workers can eat

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a UK /ˈkæntɪin/, /"k

Extensive Definition

Canteen has several different meanings:

See also

canteen in French: Cantine
canteen in Simple English: Cantine

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

PX, automat, beanery, bistro, buffet, buvette, cafe, cafeteria, calabash, cantina, carafe, carboy, caster, chophouse, chuck wagon, coffee shop, coffeehouse, coffeeroom, commissary, cookhouse, cookshack, cookshop, cruet, cruse, decanter, demijohn, diner, dining hall, dining room, dog wagon, drive-in, drive-in restaurant, eatery, eating house, ewer, fast-food chain, fifth, flacon, flagon, flask, flasket, gourd, grill, grillroom, hamburger stand, hash house, hashery, hipflask, hot-dog stand, hot-water bottle, jar, jeroboam, jug, kitchen, lota, lunch counter, lunch wagon, luncheonette, lunchroom, magnum, mess hall, mussuk, olla, phial, pizzeria, post exchange, quick-lunch counter, restaurant, smorgasbord, snack bar, stoup, tavern, tearoom, trattoria
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