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 for Parlor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Parlor \Par"lor\, n. [OE. parlour, parlur, F. parloir, LL.
     parlatorium. See Parley.] [Written also parlour.]
     1. A room for business or social conversation, for the
        reception of guests, etc. Specifically:
        (a) 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.
            --Piers Plowman.
        (b) 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.
        (c) Commonly, in the United States, a drawing-room, or the
            room where visitors are received and entertained; a
            room in a private house where people can sit and talk
            and relax, not usually the same as the dining room.
            [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     Note: "In England people who have a drawing-room no longer
           call it a parlor, as they called it of old and till
           recently." --Fitzed. Hall.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A room in an inn or club where visitors can be received.
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     Parlor car. See Palace car, under Car.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  parlor
      n 1: reception room in an inn or club where visitors can be
           received [syn: parlor, parlour]
      2: a room in a private house or establishment where people can
         sit and talk and relax [syn: living room, living-room,
         sitting room, front room, parlor, parlour]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "parlor":
     agency, atelier, barbershop, beauty parlor, beauty shop, bench,
     best room, butcher shop, company, concern, corporation, desk,
     drawing room, establishment, facility, firm, foreroom, front room,
     house, installation, institution, living room, loft, lounge,
     organization, reception room, salon, saloon, shop, sitting room,
     solarium, studio, sun parlor, sunroom, sweatshop, work site,
     work space, workbench, workhouse, working space, workplace,
     workroom, workshop, worktable
  
  

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