- (of a garment) worn for leisure, as at home: lounging robe; lounging jacket.
- lacking energy or vigor; relaxed.
Origin of lounging
- to pass time idly and indolently.
- to rest or recline indolently; loll: We lounged in the sun all afternoon.
- to go or move in a leisurely, indolent manner; saunter (usually followed by around, along, off, etc.).
- to pass (time) in lounging (usually followed by away or out): to lounge away the afternoon.
- a sofa for reclining, sometimes backless, having a headrest at one end.
- a place for sitting, waiting, smoking, etc., especially a large public room, as in a hotel, theater, or air terminal, often with adjoining washrooms.
- a section on a train, plane, or ship having various club or social facilities.
- a cocktail lounge.
- Archaic. the act or a period of lounging.
- Archaic. a lounging gait.
Origin of lounge
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Examples from the Web for lounging
Jim had to cajole me, as it was already late, and I was lounging around in sweats, book in hand.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything
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But when she opened the door, a harem of toned and dreaded hip-hop dancers were lounging on couches staring at her.How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star
October 31, 2014
You see, we open with Olivia lounging with her white hat and a copy of Gone Girl on the beach.‘Scandal’ Review: Olivia Pope Has Lost Her Damn Mind
September 26, 2014
Lounging about the back was an ever-rotating cast of Merry Pranksters, as the passengers of Furthur were called.On the Road With Kesey's (Drug-Free) Acid Test
August 27, 2014
So, you see kids partying in a mansion, lounging in a pool, driving a Mercedes—all the standard rap video tropes.Spike Jonze’s 13 Best Music Videos: Beastie Boys, Kanye West, Fatboy Slim, and More
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Never was I in such a noisy, roystering, singing, lounging place.The Roof of France
He stood, half turned from the prisoner, lounging with his elbow against the bar.A Tale of Two Cities
There was a large bedroom and bath, and a luxurious study or lounging room.City of Endless Night
"Yer right, Jim," drawled Joseph Zachariah, lounging in the doorway.Southern Lights and Shadows
The same waiter was lounging in the same attitude at the door of the hotel.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
- (intr; often foll by about or around) to sit, lie, walk, or stand in a relaxed manner
- to pass (time) lazily or idly
- a communal room in a hotel, ship, theatre, etc, used for waiting or relaxing in
- (as modifier)lounge chair
- mainly British a living room in a private house
- Also called: lounge bar, saloon bar British a more expensive bar in a pub or hotel
- mainly US and Canadian
- an expensive bar, esp in a hotel
- short for cocktail lounge
- a sofa or couch, esp one with a headrest and no back
- the act or an instance of lounging
Word Origin and History for lounging
"to loll idly," c.1500, Scottish, of uncertain origin, perhaps [Barnhart] from French s'allonger (paresseusement) "to lounge about, lie at full length," from Old French alongier "lengthen," from Latin longus "long" (see long (adj.)). Another etymology traces it through obsolete lungis (n.) "slow, lazy person" (c.1560), from Middle French longis, a generic application of Longinus, supposed to be the name of the centurion who pierced Christ's side with a spear in John xix:34. Popular etymology associated the name directly with long (adj.). Related: Lounged; lounging.
"comfortable drawing room," 1881, from lounge (v.); in the sense of "couch on which one can lie at full length," it is attested from 1830. Lounge lizard is by 1917, perhaps from 1912, a term of contempt, originally in reference to men who hung around in tea rooms to flirt.