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  Dictionary Definition of salon

salon
noun
1. a drawing room or reception room in a large house.
2. an assembly of guests in such a room, especially such an assembly consisting of leaders in fashion, art, politics, etc. (common during the 17th and 18th centuries).
3. a hall or place used for the exhibition of works of art.
4. a fashionable business establishment or shop: beauty salon, hairdressing salon.
[F, from It. salone, augmentative of sala hall, from Gmc; cf. OE sæl hall]