front parlor

Definition of front parlor

old-fashioned
:a room in the front part of a house or apartment that is used for spending time with guests

Word by Word Definitions

front play
  1. : forehead

  2. : external and often feigned appearance especially in the face of danger or adversity

  3. : vanguard

  1. : to have the front or principal side adjacent to something

  2. : to act or serve as a cover or front (see 1front 7a) for something or someone

  3. : to assume a fake or false personality to conceal one's true identity and character

  1. : of, relating to, or situated at the front

  2. : acting as a front

  3. : articulated at or toward the front of the oral passage

parlor play
  1. : a room used primarily for conversation or the reception of guests: such as

  2. : a room in a private dwelling for the entertainment of guests

  3. : a conference chamber or private reception room

  1. : used in or suitable for a parlor

  2. : fostered or advocated in comfortable seclusion without consequent action or application to affairs

  3. : given to or characterized by fostering or advocating something (such as a doctrine) in such a manner


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