Salon meaning

sə-lŏn, sălŏn, să-lôɴ
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A regular gathering of eminent writers, artists, scientists, etc. in the home of a well-known, often wealthy and influential person.
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A large reception hall or social room, as in a hotel or on a ship; saloon.
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A large room, especially one used to receive and entertain guests.
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A shop or business establishment specially furnished for performing some personal service.

Beauty salon.

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An art gallery.
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A periodic gathering of people of social or intellectual distinction.
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A commercial establishment offering a product or service related to fashion.

A beauty salon.

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A hall or gallery for the exhibition of works of art.
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A gathering of people for a social or intellectual meeting.
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A large room, such as a drawing room, used for receiving and entertaining guests.
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A drawing room of a private home in French-speaking countries.
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Origin of salon

  • French from Italian salone augmentative of sala hall of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French salon (“reception room”), from Middle French, from Italian salone (“large hall”), augmented form of Italian sala (“hall”), from Lombardic sala (“room, house, entrance hall”), from Proto-Germanic *salą (“dwelling, house, hall”), from Proto-Indo-European *sel- (“human settlement, village, dwelling”). Cognate with Old High German sal (“room, house, entrance hall”), Old English sæl (“room, hall, castle”), Old Church Slavonic селó (seló, “courtyard, village”), Lithuanian sala (“village”).

    From Wiktionary