noun par·lor \ˈpär-lər\

: a store or business that sells a specified kind of food or service

: a room in a house or apartment that is used for conversation or for spending time with guests

Full Definition of PARLOR

:  a room used primarily for conversation or the reception of guests: as
a :  a room in a private dwelling for the entertainment of guests
b :  a conference chamber or private reception room
c :  a room in an inn, hotel, or club for conversation or semiprivate uses
:  any of various business places <a funeral parlor> <a beauty parlor>

Examples of PARLOR

  1. <an ice cream parlor with an old-timey theme>

Origin of PARLOR

Middle English parlour, from Anglo-French, from parler
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with PARLOR



Definition of PARLOR

:  used in or suitable for a parlor <parlor furniture>
a :  fostered or advocated in comfortable seclusion without consequent action or application to affairs <parlor bolshevism>
b :  given to or characterized by fostering or advocating something (as a doctrine) in such a manner <parlor socialist>

First Known Use of PARLOR

PARLOR Defined for Kids


noun par·lor \ˈpär-lər\

Definition of PARLOR for Kids

:  a room for receiving guests and for conversation
:  a usually small place of business <beauty parlor> <ice cream parlor>
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