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sa·lon

 (sə-lŏn′, săl′ŏn′, să-lôN′)
n.
1. A large room, such as a drawing room, used for receiving and entertaining guests.
2. A periodic gathering of people of social or intellectual distinction.
3. A hall or gallery for the exhibition of works of art.
4. A commercial establishment offering a product or service related to fashion: a beauty salon.

[French, from Italian salone, augmentative of sala, hall, of Germanic origin.]

salon

(ˈsælɒn)
n
1. a room in a large house in which guests are received
2. an assembly of guests in a fashionable household, esp a gathering of major literary, artistic, and political figures from the 17th to the early 20th centuries
3. (Commerce) a commercial establishment in which hairdressers, beauticians, etc, carry on their businesses: beauty salon.
4. (Art Terms)
a. a hall for exhibiting works of art
b. such an exhibition, esp one showing the work of living artists
[C18: from French, from Italian salone, augmented form of sala hall, of Germanic origin; compare Old English sele hall, Old High German sal, Old Norse salr hall]

sa•lon

(səˈlɒn; Fr. saˈlɔ̃)

n., pl. -lons (-ˈlɒnz; Fr. -ˈlɔ̃)
1. a drawing room or reception room in a large house.
2. an assembly of fashionable guests in such a room, as leaders in society, politics, and the arts, esp. as a regular event.
3. a hall or place used for the exhibition of works of art.
4. a specialized shop, department of a store, etc.
[1705–15; < French < Italian salone, derivative of sal(a) hall (< Germanic; compare Old English sæl, Old Saxon seli, Old High German sal, Old Norse sair)]

Salon

 a gathering or reception in a Parisian house, 1810; similar gatherings at other capitals; the annual exhibition in Paris of paintings, sculpture, etc., by living artists.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salon - gallery where works of art can be displayed
art gallery, picture gallery, gallery - a room or series of rooms where works of art are exhibited
2.salon - a shop where hairdressers and beauticians worksalon - a shop where hairdressers and beauticians work
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
3.salon - elegant sitting room where guests are received
front room, living room, living-room, sitting room, parlor, parlour - a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax

salon

noun
1. shop, store, establishment, parlour, boutique a beauty salon
2. sitting room, lounge, living room, parlour, drawing room, front room, reception room, morning room His apartment was the most famous literary salon in Russia.
Translations
salón
salon
szalon
stofa
salons

salon

[ˈsælɒn] Nsalón m
hair salonsalón m de peluquería
beauty salonsalón m de belleza

salon

[ˈsælɒn] nsalon m hair salon, beauty salon

salon

n (all senses) → Salon m

salon

[ˈsælɒn] n (all senses) → salone m

salon

(ˈsӕlon) , ((American) səˈlon) noun
a name sometimes given to a place where hairdressing etc is done. a beauty-salon; My hairdresser has opened a new salon.
References in classic literature ?
In nearly all the second-class prefectures of France there exists one salon which is the meeting-ground of those considerable and well- considered persons of the community who are, nevertheless, NOT the cream of the best society.
This salon, in which the lesser nobility, the clergy, and the magistracy meet together, exerts a great influence.
Villefort had, as we have said, hastened back to Madame de Saint-Meran's in the Place du Grand Cours, and on entering the house found that the guests whom he had left at table were taking coffee in the salon.
I found myself in a salon with a very well-painted, highly varnished floor; chairs and sofas covered with white draperies, a green porcelain stove, walls hung with pictures in gilt frames, a gilt pendule and other ornaments on the mantelpiece, a large lustre pendent from the centre of the ceiling, mirrors, consoles, muslin curtains, and a handsome centre table completed the inventory of furniture.
It was notorious that the Salon had refused pictures which were afterwards famous; it was the first time Philip had sent, and he must expect a rebuff; Flanagan's success was explicable, his picture was showy and superficial: it was just the sort of thing a languid jury would see merit in.
To the right of the salon were Rabourdin's study and bedroom, and behind them the dining-room, which was entered from the antechamber; to the left was Madame's bedroom and dressing-room, and behind them her daughter's little bedroom.
In the large and pleasant salon which extended across the width of the house, the Ratignolles entertained their friends once a fortnight with a soiree musicale, sometimes diversified by card-playing.
She doesn't knock about Paris with me by the hour; she contents herself with long interviews in the petit salon, with the curtains half-drawn, beginning at about three o'clock, when every one is a la promenade.
There was always an undertaker-looking servant along, too, who handed us a program, pointed to the picture that began the list of the salon he was in, and then stood stiff and stark and unsmiling in his petrified livery till we were ready to move on to the next chamber, whereupon he marched sadly ahead and took up another malignantly respectful position as before.
But on Tuesday evening, having come to Helene's splendid salon, Boris received no clear explanation of why it had been necessary for him to come.
This apartment was that which composed the whole front of the ancient triangular house, a large salon, lighted by two windows on the first stage, a small chamber by the side of it, and another above it.
I explained to her that the game was carried on in the salons of the Casino; whereupon there ensued a string of questions as to whether there were many such salons, whether many people played in them, whether those people played a whole day at a time, and whether the game was managed according to fixed rules.

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