Definition of Parlor

1. Noun. Reception room in an inn or club where visitors can be received.

Exact synonyms: Parlour
Generic synonyms: Reception Room

2. Noun. A room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax.
Exact synonyms: Front Room, Living Room, Living-room, Parlour, Sitting Room
Specialized synonyms: Common Room, Morning Room, Salon
Group relationships: Abode, Domicile, Dwelling, Dwelling House, Habitation, Home
Generic synonyms: Room

Definition of Parlor

1. n. A room for business or social conversation, for the reception of guests, etc.

Definition of Parlor

1. Noun. (chiefly Southern US) A covered open-air patio. ¹

2. Noun. A room for lounging (especially for reading); a sitting-room; a drawing room. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) The apartment in a monastery or nunnery where the inmates are permitted to meet and converse with each other, or with visitors and friends from the outside. ¹

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Definition of Parlor

1. a room for the entertainment of visitors [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parlor

parlez vousing
parliamentary agent
parliamentary democracy
parliamentary law
parliamentary monarchy
parliamentary procedure
parlor (current term)
parlor car
parlor game
parlor grand
parlor grand piano
parlour car
parlour game
parlour games

Literary usage of Parlor

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1. Commercialized Prostitution in New York City by George Jackson Kneeland, Katharine Bement Davis (1913)
"COMMERCIALIZED PROSTITUTION IN NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER I VICE RESORTS:1 (a) parlor HOUSES THE actual business of prostitution in New York City is conducted in ..."

2. Digest of Decisions of the Courts and Interstate Commerce Commission Under by Edward Beauchamp Peirce (1908)
"(li) Scrap value of salvage or the amount received from sale of parlor and ... Note A.—parlor and chair care permanently retired from service but held. ..."

3. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1859)
"The hall is 9 Ox2<H', from which ready access is had to the parlor, ... The parlor ie on the west side of the hall, and, with its embayed window, ..."

4. Electric Railway Transportation by Henry William Blake, Walter Jackson (1917)
"The Illinois Traction System inaugurated an extensive parlor ... parlor cars are attached to limited trains, but not all limited trains have parlor cars. ..."

5. A Concordance to the English Poems of Thomas Gray by Albert Stanburrough Cook, Concordance Society (1908)
"parlor. But bounce into the parlour enter'd. LS 56. Parlour. See parlor. Parnassus. Left their Parnassus for the ..."

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