Saloon vs. Salon - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Saloon (noun)

    A tavern, especially in an American Old West setting.

  • Saloon (noun)

    A lounge bar in an English public house, contrasted with the public bar.

    "A pint of beer in the saloon bar costs a penny more than in the public bar."

  • Saloon (noun)

    The most common body style for modern cars, with a boot or trunk.

  • Saloon (noun)

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

  • Saloon (noun)

    the part of a rail carriage or multiple unit containing seating for passengers.

  • Saloon (noun)

    dated form of salon(living room in a house)

  • Salon (noun)

    A large room, especially one used to receive and entertain guests.

    "hall|lounge|parlor|guest room"

  • Salon (noun)

    A gathering of people for a social or intellectual meeting.

    "circle|cenacle"

  • Salon (noun)

    An art gallery or exhibition; especially the Paris salon or autumn salon.

  • Salon (noun)

    A beauty salon or similar establishment.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Saloon (noun)

    a public room or building used for a specified purpose

    "a billiard saloon"

  • Saloon (noun)

    another term for lounge bar

  • Saloon (noun)

    a place where alcoholic drinks may be bought and drunk.

  • Saloon (noun)

    a large public room for use as a lounge on a ship.

  • Saloon (noun)

    a luxurious railway carriage used as a lounge or restaurant or as private accommodation

    "a dining saloon"

  • Saloon (noun)

    a car having a closed body and a closed boot separated from the part in which the driver and passengers sit.

    "a four-door saloon"

  • Salon (noun)

    an establishment where a hairdresser, beautician, or couturier conducts trade

    "a hairdressing salon"

    "have your hair cut in a professional salon"

  • Salon (noun)

    a reception room in a large house.

  • Salon (noun)

    a regular social gathering, especially of writers and artists, at the house of a woman prominent in high society.

  • Salon (noun)

    a meeting of intellectuals or other eminent people at the invitation of a celebrity or socialite

    "Washington political salons"

  • Salon (noun)

    an annual exhibition of the work of living artists held by the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris from 1648, originally in the Salon d'Apollon in the Louvre.

Webster Dictionary

  • Saloon (noun)

    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.

  • Saloon (noun)

    Popularly, a public room for specific uses; esp., a barroom or grogshop; as, a drinking saloon; an eating saloon; a dancing saloon.

  • Salon (noun)

    An apartment for the reception of company; hence, in the plural, fashionable parties; circles of fashionable society.

  • Salon (noun)

    An apartment for the reception and exhibition of works of art; hence, an annual exhibition of paintings, sculptures, etc., held in Paris by the Society of French Artists; - sometimes called the Old Salon. New Salon is a popular name for an annual exhibition of paintings, sculptures, etc., held in Paris at the Champs de Mars, by the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts (National Society of Fine Arts), a body of artists who, in 1890, seceded from the Société des Artistes Français (Society of French Artists).

Princeton's WordNet

  • Saloon (noun)

    a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter;

    "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"

  • Saloon (noun)

    tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals

  • Salon (noun)

    gallery where works of art can be displayed

  • Salon (noun)

    a shop where hairdressers and beauticians work

  • Salon (noun)

    elegant sitting room where guests are received

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