from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any place where riotous conduct is common or permitted.
- n. etc. See under Bear, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place where bears are kept for the diversion of spectators. The bear-garden in London in Elizabeth's reign was also called Paris-garden and bear's-college.
- n. Figuratively, any place of tumult or disorder.
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