[ 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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use laze in a sentence

  • One can not always go lazing on, even in a houseboat; even upon an ancient waterway leading through Colonial-land.

    Virginia: The Old Dominion | Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins
  • The tendency towards lazing and idling, the desire to make money without exertion, is strongly developed in Great Britain.

    British Socialism | J. Ellis Barker
  • They did a little fishing and a good deal of quiet lazing, a little exploring, and even one or two long, all-day rambles.

  • The idea of three strong men like that lazing round for two mortal hours doin' nothin'.

  • It's a grand opportunity for lazing, an opportunity that can't occur often in life, and I want to make the most of it.

    The Sign of the Spider | Bertram Mitford

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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