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Definition of parlor:

  1. A room for business or social conversation, for the reception of guests, etc.
  2. Commonly, in the United States, a drawing- room, or the room where visitors are received and entertained.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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parlour, stockroom, waiting room, chamber, living room, council chamber, drawing room, walk-up, room, den, establishment, boardroom, guest room, reception room, closet, bedchamber, sitting room, conservatory, office, attic, atelier, bath, courtroom, joint, livingroom, front room, bedroom, boudoir, workroom, typing pool, bower.

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