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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Parlor  \Par"lor\,  n.  [OE.  parlour,  parlur,  F.  parloir,  LL 
  parlatorium  See  {Parley}.]  [Written  also  {parlour}.] 
  A  room  for  business  or  social  conversation,  for  the  reception 
  of  guests,  etc  Specifically: 
  a  The  apartment  in  a  monastery  or  nunnery  where  the  inmates 
  are  permitted  to  meet  and  converse  with  each  other  or 
  with  visitors  and  friends  from  without  --Piers  Plowman. 
  b  In  large  private  houses,  a  sitting  room  for  the  family 
  and  for  familiar  guests,  --  a  room  for  less  formal  uses 
  than  the  drawing-room.  Esp.,  in  modern  times,  the  dining 
  room  of  a  house  having  few  apartments,  as  a  London  house, 
  where  the  dining  parlor  is  usually  on  the  ground  floor. 
  c  Commonly,  in  the  United  States,  a  drawing-room,  or  the 
  room  where  visitors  are  received  and  entertained. 
  Note:  ``In  England  people  who  have  a  drawing-room  no  longer 
  call  it  a  parlor,  as  they  called  it  of  old  and  till 
  recently.''  --Fitzed.  Hall. 
  {Parlor  car}.  See  {Palace  car},  under  {Car}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  room  in  an  inn  or  club  where  visitors  can  be  received 
  [syn:  {parlour}] 
  2:  a  room  in  a  private  house  where  people  can  sit  and  talk  and 
  relax  [syn:  {living  room},  {livingroom},  {sitting  room},  {front 
  room},  {parlour}] 

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