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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 par·lor /ˈpɑrlɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·lor n.  [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.
 Note:“In England people who have a drawing-room no longer call it a parlor, as they called it of old and till recently.”
 Parlor car. See Palace car, under Car.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: reception room in an inn or club where visitors can be
           received [syn: 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, parlour]