Definition of Saloon

1. Noun. A room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter. "He drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"

Exact synonyms: Bar, Barroom, Ginmill, Taproom
Specialized synonyms: Barrelhouse, Honky-tonk, Cocktail Lounge, Sawdust Saloon, Speakeasy
Group relationships: Gin Mill, Pothouse, Pub, Public House, Taphouse
Generic synonyms: Room

2. Noun. Tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals.
Exact synonyms: Gin Mill, Pothouse, Pub, Public House, Taphouse
Specialized synonyms: Alehouse, Free House
Terms within: Bar, Barroom, Ginmill, Taproom
Generic synonyms: Tap House, Tavern
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland

3. Noun. A car that is closed and that has front and rear seats and two or four doors.
Exact synonyms: Sedan
Specialized synonyms: Brougham
Generic synonyms: Auto, Automobile, Car, Machine, Motorcar

Definition of Saloon

1. n. 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.

Definition of Saloon

1. Noun. (American English) A tavern, especially in an American Old West setting. ¹

2. Noun. (British dated) A lounge bar in an English public house, contrast with public bar. ¹

3. Noun. (British) The most common body style for modern cars, with a boot or trunk. ¹

4. Noun. The cabin area of a boat or yacht devoted to seated relaxation, often combined with dining table. ¹

5. Noun. (rail transport) the part of a rail carriage or multiple unit containing seating for passengers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Saloon

1. a tavern [n -S] - See also: tavern

Lexicographical Neighbors of Saloon

salo
salogen
salol
salol-camphor
salolase
salols
salometer
salometers
salon
saloniste
salonistes
salonlike
salonnière
salonnières
salons
saloon keeper
saloonkeeper
saloonkeepers
saloonkeeping
saloonlike
saloons
saloop
saloops
salop
salopettes
salopian
salops
salorthids

Literary usage of Saloon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"The saloon Is Not a Social Necessity Nearly twenty years have passed since the study was made. And the time has come when a sound judgment can be reached on ..."

2. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"The Bessemer saloon contains the main saloon, which is about 40 ft. long by 29 ... The decorations and fittings of the main saloon will be of the very best ..."

3. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1898)
"THE saloon is an agent for the corruption of the morals of the home of every ... The man who mediates between the saloon and the family carries the morals ..."

4. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1891)
"I have only space to notice briefly two of the great evils described,— the saloon and the disreputable concert halls, as these seem to me the greatest ..."

5. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"The saloon Is Not a Social Necessity Nearly twenty years have passed since the study was made. And the time has come when a sound judgment can be reached on ..."

6. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"The Bessemer saloon contains the main saloon, which is about 40 ft. long by 29 ... The decorations and fittings of the main saloon will be of the very best ..."

7. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1898)
"THE saloon is an agent for the corruption of the morals of the home of every ... The man who mediates between the saloon and the family carries the morals ..."

8. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1891)
"I have only space to notice briefly two of the great evils described,— the saloon and the disreputable concert halls, as these seem to me the greatest ..."

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