Saloon Sa*loon" (s[.a]*l[=oo]n"), n. [F. salon (cf. It. salone), fr. F. salle a large room, a hall, of German or Dutch origin; cf. OHG. sal house, hall, G. saal; akin to AS. s[ae]l, sele, D. zaal, Icel. salr, Goth. saljan to dwell, and probably to L. solum ground. Cf. {Sole} of the foot, {Soil} ground, earth.] 1. A spacious and elegant apartment for the reception of company or for works of art; a hall of reception, esp. a hall for public entertainments or amusements; a large room or parlor; as, the saloon of a steamboat. [1913 Webster]

The gilden saloons in which the first magnates of the realm . . . gave banquets and balls. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. Popularly, a public room for specific uses; esp., a barroom or grogshop; as, a drinking saloon; an eating saloon; a dancing saloon. [1913 Webster]

We hear of no hells, or low music halls, or low dancing saloons [at Athens.] --J. P. Mahaffy. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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