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

  Saloon \Sa*loon"\ (s[.a]*l[=oo]n"), n. [F. salon (cf. It.
     salone), fr. F. salle a large room, a hall, of German or
     Dutch origin; cf. OHG. sal house, hall, G. saal; akin to AS.
     sael, sele, D. zaal, Icel. salr, Goth. saljan to dwell, and
     probably to L. solum ground. Cf. Sole of the foot, Soil
     ground, earth.]
     1. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
              The gilden saloons in which the first magnates of
              the realm . . . gave banquets and balls. --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Popularly, a public room for specific uses; esp., a
        barroom or grogshop; as, a drinking saloon; an eating
        saloon; a dancing saloon.
        [1913 Webster]
              We hear of no hells, or low music halls, or low
              dancing saloons [at Athens.]          --J. P.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served
           over a counter; "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the
           bar" [syn: barroom, bar, saloon, ginmill,
      2: tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms;
         often provides light meals [syn: public house, pub,
         saloon, pothouse, gin mill, taphouse]
      3: a car that is closed and that has front and rear seats and
         two or four doors [syn: sedan, saloon]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "saloon":
     Pullman car, alehouse, bar, barrel house, barroom, beer garden,
     beer parlor, best room, bistro, blind tiger, bucket shop, cabaret,
     cabin, cafe, cocktail lounge, cuddy, deckhouse, dive, dramshop,
     drawing room, drinkery, drinking saloon, foreroom, front room,
     gallery, gathering, gin mill, groggery, grogshop, hall, honky-tonk,
     house, living room, local, nightclub, parlor, parlor car, party,
     pothouse, pub, public, public house, rathskeller, roomette,
     rumshop, salon, saloon bar, shelter cabin, sitting room, solarium,
     speakeasy, stateroom, sun parlor, sunroom, taproom, tavern,
     wine shop

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