[syn: sedan, saloon]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
sael, sele, D. zaal, Icel. salr, Goth. saljan to dwell, and
probably to L. solum ground. Cf. Sole of the foot, Soil
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served
over a counter; "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the
bar" [syn: barroom, bar, saloon, ginmill,
2: tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms;
often provides light meals [syn: public house, pub,
saloon, pothouse, gin mill, taphouse]
3: a car that is closed and that has front and rear seats and
two or four doors [syn: sedan, saloon]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
57 Moby Thesaurus words for "saloon":
Pullman car, alehouse, bar, barrel house, barroom, beer garden,
beer parlor, best room, bistro, blind tiger, bucket shop, cabaret,
cabin, cafe, cocktail lounge, cuddy, deckhouse, dive, dramshop,
drawing room, drinkery, drinking saloon, foreroom, front room,
gallery, gathering, gin mill, groggery, grogshop, hall, honky-tonk,
house, living room, local, nightclub, parlor, parlor car, party,
pothouse, pub, public, public house, rathskeller, roomette,
rumshop, salon, saloon bar, shelter cabin, sitting room, solarium,
speakeasy, stateroom, sun parlor, sunroom, taproom, tavern,