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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 ?
The heartless world which Marguerite re-entered with Varville had never been so glittering and reckless as on the night when it gathered in Olympe's salon for the fourth act.
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.
This study was exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1879, but did not take any medal; they do not give medals for studies.
Rochester lay down on a sofa in a pretty room called the salon, and Sophie and I had little beds in another place.
We had appointed a secret meeting in the salon of the pension that afternoon.
My dear fellow, she tried to found a salon, and only succeeded in opening a restaurant.
A special long-distance salon was fitted up in New York City to entice people into the habit of talking to other cities.
This will serve to explain why, in spite of his constant winning at play (he never left a salon without carrying off with him about six francs), the old chevalier remained the spoilt darling of the town.
As for Fernand himself, he seemed to be enduring the tortures of the damned; unable to rest, he was among the first to quit the table, and, as though seeking to avoid the hilarious mirth that rose in such deafening sounds, he continued, in utter silence, to pace the farther end of the salon.
Tis well; I will go there also, for a few minutes," said the duchess; "do not quit his salon until you have seen me.
salle a manger = dining room; salon = living room; potage = soup}
But it was a Carlist salon, and as such we were made welcome.

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