- any large room or hall designed for receptions, exhibitions, entertainments, etc.; specif., the main social cabin of a passenger ship
- any large public room used for some specific purpose: a dining saloon
- ☆ Old-fashioned a place where alcoholic drinks are sold to be drunk on the premises; bar
- sedan (sense )
- a luxurious parlor car
Origin of saloonFrench salon ; from Italian salone ; from sala, a room, hall ; from Langobardic an unverified form sala, akin to Old High German sal, a room, dwelling ; from Indo-European base an unverified form sel- from source Old Church Slavonic selo, village
- A place where alcoholic drinks are sold and drunk; a tavern.
- A large room or hall for receptions, public entertainment, or exhibitions.
- Nautical a. The officers' dining and social room on a cargo ship.b. A large social lounge on a passenger ship.
- Chiefly British A sedan automobile.
Origin of saloonFrench salon, salon; see salon.
- (US) A tavern, especially in an American Old West setting.
- (UK, dated) A lounge bar in an English public house, contrasted with the public bar.
- A pint of beer in the saloon bar costs a penny more than in the public bar.
- (UK) The most common body style for modern cars, with a boot or trunk.
- The cabin area of a boat or yacht devoted to seated relaxation, often combined with dining table.
- (rail transport) the part of a rail carriage or multiple unit containing seating for passengers.
- Dated form of salon. (living room in a house)
French salon, either augmentative of salle (“room”), or borrowed from Italian salone (“hall”), augmentative form of sala, salla (“room”); in both cases borrowed from a Germanic source such as Old High German sal (“house, hall”), from Proto-Germanic *salą, from Proto-Indo-European *sol-, derived from *sel- (“dwelling”)