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par·lour

 (pär′lər)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of parlor.

parlour

(ˈpɑːlə) or

parlor

n
1. (Architecture) old-fashioned a living room, esp one kept tidy for the reception of visitors
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a reception room in a priest's house, convent, etc
3. a small room for guests away from the public rooms in an inn, club, etc
4. (Commerce) chiefly US and Canadian and NZ a room or shop equipped as a place of business: a billiard parlor.
5. (Commerce) Caribbean a small shop, esp one selling cakes and nonalcoholic drinks
6. (Agriculture) Also called: milking parlour a building equipped for the milking of cows
[C13: from Anglo-Norman parlur, from Old French parleur room in convent for receiving guests, from parler to speak; see parley]

par•lor

(ˈpɑr lər)

n.
1. a room in a home for receiving visitors; living room.
2. a shop or business establishment: ice-cream parlor; beauty parlor.
3. a somewhat private room in a hotel, club, or the like for relaxation, conversation, etc.; lounge.
adj.
4. advocating a political view or doctrine at a safe remove from actual involvement or commitment to action: parlor socialist.
Also, esp. Brit.,parlour.
[1175–1225; Middle English parlur < Anglo-French; Old French parleor=parl(er) to speak (see parley) + -eor -or2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parlour - reception room in an inn or club where visitors can be receivedparlour - reception room in an inn or club where visitors can be received
reception room - a room for receiving and entertaining visitors (as in a private house or hotel)
2.parlour - a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relaxparlour - a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
common room - a sitting room (usually at school or university)
dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home, abode, domicile - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
morning room - a sitting room used during the daylight hours
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
salon - elegant sitting room where guests are received

parlour

U.S. parlor
noun (Old-fashioned)
1. sitting room, lounge, living room, drawing room, front room, reception room, best room The guests were shown into the parlour.
2. establishment, shop, store, salon a funeral parlour
Translations
صالون، مؤسَّسَة تَجْميلقاعَة الإسْتِقْبال
provozovnasalónsalónekústav
dagligstuesalon
-szalon
gestastofa, setustofa-stofa
svetainė
salons, kabinets, birojsviesistaba
salónik

parlour

parlor (US) [ˈpɑːləʳ]
A. N (in house) → sala f, salón m
beauty parloursalón m de belleza
ice-cream parlourheladería f
B. CPD parlor car N (US) → coche-salón m
parlour game, parlor game (US) Njuego m de salón

parlour

[ˈpɑːrr] parlor (US) n (old-fashioned) (= living room) → salon mparlour game parlor game (US) njeu m de société

parlour

, (US) parlor
n
(in house) → Salon m
(= beauty parlour, massage parlour etc)Salon m; ice-cream parlourEisdiele f

parlour

:
parlour game
parlourmaid
n (Brit) → Dienstmädchen nt

parlour

parlor (Am) [ˈpɑːləʳ] n (in house) → salotto
ice-cream parlour → gelateria

parlour

(American) parlor (ˈpaːlə) noun
1. a room in a (usually small) house used for sitting in and for entertaining guests.
2. room(s) for customers usually of firms providing particular services. a beauty parlo(u)r; a funeral parlo(u)r.
ˈparlour-maid noun
a female servant who opens the door to visitors, serves tea etc.
References in classic literature ?
Already at the clatter of the shop bell Mrs Neale, blackleading the parlour grate, had looked through the door, and rising from her knees had gone, aproned, and grimy with everlasting toll, to tell Mrs Verloc in the kitchen that "there was the master come back.
But once enticed into the parlour he did not reject the food set before him.
They used to assemble in the parlour after supper on Saturday nights.
A narrow hall separated the kitchen from the parlour, where Madame Aubain sat all day in a straw armchair near the window.
Next, came the parlour (always closed), filled with furniture covered with sheets.
By evening she seemed greatly exhausted; yet no arguments could persuade her to return to that apartment, and I had to arrange the parlour sofa for her bed, till another room could be prepared.
Well, mother was upstairs with father and I was laying the breakfast-table against the captain's return when the parlour door opened and a man stepped in on whom I had never set my eyes before.
You and me'll just go back into the parlour, sonny, and get behind the door, and we'll give Bill a little surprise--bless his 'art, I say again.
This dialogue was held in a low tone in the locksmith's little parlour, into which honest Gabriel had shown his visitor on his arrival.
In about ten minutes after my return to the parlour Lady Susan entered the room.
He lifted the latch, and turned into the bright bar or kitchen on the right hand, where the less lofty customers of the house were in the habit of assembling, the parlour on the left being reserved for the more select society in which Squire Cass frequently enjoyed the double pleasure of conviviality and condescension.
Then there are the two parlours: the parlour in which we sit of an evening, my mother and I and Peggotty - for Peggotty is quite our companion, when her work is done and we are alone - and the best parlour where we sit on a Sunday; grandly, but not so comfortably.