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(US), parlor
1. Old-fashioned a living room, esp one kept tidy for the reception of visitors
2. a reception room in a priest's house, convent, etc.
3. Chiefly US, Canadian, and NZ a room or shop equipped as a place of business
4. Caribbean a small shop, esp one selling cakes and nonalcoholic drinks
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A multipurpose room for sitting and formal entertainment, situated on the main floor of most dwellings.
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1. In a house, a room primarily for entertaining and conversing with guests.
2. In a hotel, a room for receptions.
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