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 for cabaret
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cabaret \Cab"a*ret\ (k[a^]b"[.a]*r[e^]t; 277), n. [F.]
     1. A tavern; a house where liquors are retailed. [Obs. as an
        English word.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A type of restaurant where liquor and dinner is served,
        and entertainment is provided, as by musicians, dancers,
        or comedians, and usually providing space for dancing by
        the patrons; -- similar to a nightclub. In some cases, the
        performers dance or sing on the floor between the tables,
        after the practice of a certain class of French taverns.
        The term cabaret is often used in the names of such an
        establishment.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     3. The type of entertainment provided in a cabaret[2].
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cabaret
      n 1: a spot that is open late at night and that provides
           entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing
           and food and drink; "don't expect a good meal at a
           cabaret"; "the gossip columnist got his information by
           visiting nightclubs every night"; "he played the drums at a
           jazz club" [syn: cabaret, nightclub, night club,
           club, nightspot]
      2: a series of acts at a night club [syn: cabaret,
         floorshow, floor show]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "cabaret":
     Elizabethan theater, Globe Theatre, Greek theater, alehouse,
     amphitheater, amusement, amusement park, arena theater, auditorium,
     ballroom, bar, barrel house, barroom, beer garden, beer parlor,
     bistro, blind tiger, cafe, cafe chantant, cafe dansant, casino,
     circle theater, club, cocktail lounge, concert hall, dance floor,
     dance hall, dancing pavilion, dive, dramshop, drinking saloon,
     entertainment, entertainment industry, floor show, fun-fair,
     gin mill, groggery, grogshop, hall, honky-tonk, house, juke joint,
     little theater, local, music hall, night spot, nightclub, nitery,
     opera, opera house, outdoor theater, playhouse, pothouse, pub,
     public, public house, rathskeller, resort, roadhouse, rumshop,
     saloon, saloon bar, show, show biz, show business, showboat,
     speakeasy, taproom, tavern, theater, theater-in-the-round,
     theatron, wine shop
  
  

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