- a drawing room or reception room in a large house.
- an assembly of guests in such a room, especially an assembly, common during the 17th and 18th centuries, consisting of the leaders in society, art, politics, etc.
- a hall or place used for the exhibition of works of art.
- a shop, business, or department of a store offering a specific product or service, especially one catering to a fashionable clientele: a dress salon; a hair salon.
- (initial capital letter) (in France)
- the Salon,an annual exhibition of works of art by living artists, originally held at the Salon d'Apollon: it became, during the 19th century, the focal point of artistic controversy and was identified with academicism and official hostility to progress in art.
- a national exhibition of works of art by living artists: Salon des Refusés; Salon des Indépendants.
Origin of salon
Related Words for salonshop, room, hall, parlor, gallery, showroom, gathering, group, assemblage, reception
Examples from the Web for salon
Contemporary Examples of salon
The other Twitter topic you are well known for is the topic of Salon.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire
January 6, 2015
Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon labels the show a “crass stunt” on a “bottom-feeding vortex of sadness network.”Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism
January 1, 2015
The idea to invest in their own hair company came from Miko after seeing how clients at their salon responded to her natural hair.Goodbye To A Natural Hair Guru: Miss Jessie's Cofounder Titi Branch Dead At 45
December 16, 2014
Jenny Kutner, a 23-year-old writer for Salon, talked about her abortion after an IUD failure.Women Share Their Secret Abortion Stories For 1 in 3 Campaign
November 20, 2014
I ask him a question about his rumored one-night stand with Salon reporter Tracy Clark-Flory.My Bizarre Night With James Deen, Libertarian Porn Star
November 12, 2014
Historical Examples of salon
The Chief came in from the salon, and sat down at the table.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
Let's all pledge ourselves to send in to the Salon—or anyway to the Indpendants!The Incomplete Amorist
I had it moulded and sent to the Salon , where it met with genuine success.My Double Life
And at last she went off attended by a maid who had waited for her in the first salon.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
This occurred in the room that is now called the "Salon d'Apollon."The Room in the Dragon Volant
J. Sheridan LeFanu
- a room in a large house in which guests are received
- an assembly of guests in a fashionable household, esp a gathering of major literary, artistic, and political figures from the 17th to the early 20th centuries
- a commercial establishment in which hairdressers, beauticians, etc, carry on their businessesbeauty salon
- a hall for exhibiting works of art
- such an exhibition, esp one showing the work of living artists
Word Origin for salon
Word Origin and History for salon
1690s, "large room or apartment in a palace or great house," from French salon "reception room" (17c.), from Italian salone "large hall," from sala "hall," from a Germanic source (cf. Old English sele, Old Norse salr "hall," Old High German sal "hall, house," German Saal), from Proto-Germanic *salaz, from PIE *sel- (1) "human settlement" (cf. Old Church Slavonic selo "courtyard, village," Polish siolo, Russian selo "village," Lithuanian sala "village").
Sense of "reception room of a Parisian lady" is from 1810; meaning "gathering of fashionable people" first recorded 1888 (the woman who hosts one is a salonnière). Meaning "annual exhibition of contemporary paintings and sculpture in Paris" is from its originally being held in one of the salons of the Louvre. Meaning "establishment for hairdressing and beauty care" is from 1913.