[ leyz ]
See synonyms for: lazelazeslazing on

verb (used without object),lazed, laz·ing.
  1. to idle or lounge lazily (often followed by around): I was too tired to do anything but laze around this weekend.

verb (used with object),lazed, laz·ing.
  1. to pass (time, life, etc.) lazily (usually followed by away).

  1. a period of ease or indolence: a quiet laze in the hammock.

Origin of laze

First recorded in 1585–95; back formation from lazy

synonym study For laze

1, 2. See lounge.

Words Nearby laze Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use laze in a sentence

  • Thare aint no proffitt in keeping a hen for his eggs, if he laze less than one a day.

    Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings | Henry Wheeler Shaw
  • For the present I have no time and no right to laze and enjoy myself.'

    Under the Chinese Dragon | F. S. Brereton
  • Sunshine-and-shadow time for birds to sing by; sunshine-and-shadow time for mortals to laze and dream by.

    Virginia: The Old Dominion | Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins
  • It was a land to laze in, to do nothing in haste; only the wind stirred it up to a semblance of passion.

    A Leisurely Tour in England | James John Hissey
  • "Water enough for him to laze away his time fishin' when he's sober, and deep enough to drown him when he's drunk," said Wingate.

British Dictionary definitions for laze


/ (leɪz) /

  1. (intr) to be indolent or lazy

  2. (tr often foll by away) to spend (time) in indolence

  1. the act or an instance of idling

Origin of laze

C16: back formation from lazy

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