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Meaning of SALOON

Pronunciation:  su'loon

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"
  2. [n]  (British) tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals

SALOON is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: bar, barroom, ginmill, taproom
 See Also: alehouse, barrelhouse, cocktail lounge, free house, gin mill, honky-tonk, pothouse, pub, public house, room, saloon, sawdust saloon, speakeasy, tap house, taphouse, tavern



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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

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

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