Saloon meaning

sə-lo͝on
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Dated form of salon. (living room in a house)
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A sedan automobile.
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A large room or hall for receptions, public entertainment, or exhibitions.
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A large room or hall designed for receptions, exhibitions, entertainments, etc.
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A place where alcoholic drinks are sold and drunk; a tavern.
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Any interior public place used for some specific purpose.
  • A railway carriage or compartment used for a specific purpose.
    A dining saloon.
  • The main social cabin of a passenger ship.
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A place where alcoholic drinks are sold to be drunk on the premises; bar.
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(US) A tavern, especially in an American Old West setting.
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(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.

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(UK) The most common body style for modern cars, with a boot or trunk.
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The cabin area of a boat or yacht devoted to seated relaxation, often combined with dining table.
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(rail transport) The part of a rail carriage or multiple unit containing seating for passengers.
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Origin of saloon

  • French salon salon salon

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

  • 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 *salÄ…, from Proto-Indo-European *sol-, derived from *sel- (“dwelling")

    From Wiktionary