Definition of parlor
- n. - A room for business or social conversation, for the
reception of guests, etc.
- n. - 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.
- n. - 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.
- n. - Commonly, in the United States, a drawing-room, or the room
where visitors are received and entertained.