Definitions for salonsəˈlɒn; Fr. saˈlɔ̃; -ˈlɒnz; Fr. -ˈlɔ̃

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sa•lonsəˈlɒn; Fr. saˈlɔ̃; -ˈlɒnz; Fr. -ˈlɔ̃(n.)(pl.)-lons

  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.

    Category: Fine Arts

  4. a specialized shop, department of a store, etc.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of salon:

1705–15; < F < It salone, der. of sal(a) hall (< Gmc; cf. OE sæl, OS seli, OHG sal, ON sair)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. salon(noun)

    gallery where works of art can be displayed

  2. salon, beauty salon, beauty parlor, beauty parlour, beauty shop(noun)

    a shop where hairdressers and beauticians work

  3. salon(noun)

    elegant sitting room where guests are received

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. salon(noun)əˈlɒn; Fr. saˈlɔ̃

    a place you can go to have your hair cut

    a hair salon

Wiktionary

  1. salon(Noun)

    a large room, especially one used to receive and entertain guests

  2. salon(Noun)

    a gathering of people for a social or intellectual meeting

  3. salon(Noun)

    an art gallery

  4. salon(Noun)

    a beauty salon or similar establishment

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salon(noun)

    an apartment for the reception of company; hence, in the plural, fashionable parties; circles of fashionable society

Freebase

  1. Salon

    A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. These gatherings often consciously followed Horace's definition of the aims of poetry, "either to please or to educate". Salons, commonly associated with French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th and 18th centuries, were carried on until quite recently in urban settings.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

salon(noun)

a name sometimes given to a place where hairdressing etc is done

a beauty-salon; My hairdresser has opened a new salon.

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