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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.
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Teagasc's Dr Mairead Bermingham said milking parlours may have to be expanded to accommodate the taller animals.
IRISH cows are getting taller and wider and may need beefed-up milking parlours, it was claimed yesterday.