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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 ?
I wanted to show them our red plush furniture, and the trumpet-blowing cherubs the German paperhanger had put on our parlour ceiling.
Nor did it quit me when, late at night, I sat in the deserted parlour, lighted only by the glimmering coal-fire and the moon, striving to picture forth imaginary scenes, which, the next day, might flow out on the brightening page in many-hued description.
Woodhouse's kindness, felt his particular claim on her to leave her neat parlour, hung round with fancywork, whenever she could, and win or lose a few sixpences by his fireside.
Then passing through the garden, the gate of which had been left open by Margaret, he bore her directly into the house, whither Margaret was just arrived, and quitted not his hold till he had seated her in a chair in the parlour.
It includes kitchen and parlour, generally; but I believe at Wuthering Heights the kitchen is forced to retreat altogether into another quarter: at least I distinguished a chatter of tongues, and a clatter of culinary utensils, deep within; and I observed no signs of roasting, boiling, or baking, about the huge fireplace; nor any glitter of copper saucepans and tin cullenders on the walls.
There is something strange to me, even now, in the reflection that he never saw me; and something stranger yet in the shadowy remembrance that I have of my first childish associations with his white grave-stone in the churchyard, and of the indefinable compassion I used to feel for it lying out alone there in the dark night, when our little parlour was warm and bright with fire and candle, and the doors of our house were - almost cruelly, it seemed to me sometimes - bolted and locked against it.
After breakfast, Joe brought out my indentures from the press in the best parlour, and we put them in the fire, and I felt that I was free.
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.
All day he hung round the cove or upon the cliffs with a brass telescope; all evening he sat in a corner of the parlour next the fire and drank rum and water very strong.
So one day, when the Giant had gone into the forest, he tried to get into the parlour, and managed to get the door open half-way.
EVERY night in the year, four of us sat in the small parlour of the George at Debenham - the undertaker, and the landlord, and Fettes, and myself.
A narrow hall separated the kitchen from the parlour, where Madame Aubain sat all day in a straw armchair near the window.