verb \ˈlanj\

: to sit or lie in a relaxed way : to spend time resting or relaxing


Full Definition of LOUNGE

intransitive verb
:  to act or move idly or lazily :  loaf
transitive verb
:  to pass (time) idly

Examples of LOUNGE

  1. She was lounging on the sofa.
  2. He was lounging by the pool all afternoon.

Origin of LOUNGE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1508

Synonym Discussion of LOUNGE

idle, loaf, lounge, loll, laze mean to spend time doing nothing. idle may be used in reference to persons that move lazily or without purpose <idled the day away>. loaf suggests either resting or wandering about as though there were nothing to do <she does her work and then loafs the rest of the day>. lounge , though occasionally used as equal to idle or loaf, typically conveys an additional implication of resting or reclining against a support or of physical comfort and ease in relaxation <he lounged against the wall>. loll also carries an implication of a posture similar to that of lounge, but places greater stress upon an indolent or relaxed attitude <lolling on the couch>. laze usually implies the relaxation of a busy person enjoying a vacation or moments of leisure <lazed about between appointments>.

Rhymes with LOUNGE



Definition of LOUNGE

:  a place for lounging: as
a :  a room in a private home or public building for leisure activities :  living room; also :  lobby
b :  a room in a usually public building or vehicle often combining lounging, smoking, and toilet facilities
:  a long couch

Examples of LOUNGE

  1. The hotel has a television lounge.
  2. We gathered in the hotel lounge for a couple of drinks.
  3. She sat on the lounge.
  4. They had a long, leisurely lounge by the pool.

First Known Use of LOUNGE


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LOUNGE Defined for Kids


verb \ˈlanj\

Definition of LOUNGE for Kids

:  to stand, sit, or lie in a relaxed manner <Cluny lounged nonchalantly against the tree. — Brian Jacques, Redwall>



Definition of LOUNGE for Kids

:  a comfortable room where someone can relax
:  a room with comfortable furniture for relaxing


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