[ lounj ]
/ laʊndʒ /
verb (used without object), lounged, loung·ing.
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.).
verb (used with object), lounged, loung·ing.
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.
Archaic. the act or a period of lounging.
Archaic. a lounging gait.
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Origin of lounge
First recorded in 1500–10; origin uncertain
synonym study for lounge
1, 4. Lounge, loll, laze, and loaf can all be used to mean “to pass time idly.” But lounge implies a leaning or reclining posture, and an experience of comfort, relaxation, and enjoyment: When he was home, he preferred to lounge in his easy chair and watch TV. Loll also conveys a leaning posture: Visitors can loll on the grass in beanbag chairs or loungers. Laze suggests no particular posture, but a relaxed indulgence, as in We spent the summer swimming, surfing, and lazing under the sun, while loaf is sometimes used to convey idle wastefulness: I spent all of Sunday just loafing around the house.
OTHER WORDS FROM loungeloungy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lounge
/ (laʊndʒ) /
(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 for lounge
C16: origin unknown
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