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lounge

play
verb \ˈlau̇nj\

Simple Definition of lounge

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lounge

lounged

lounging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to act or move idly or lazily :  loaf

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to pass (time) idly

Examples of lounge in a sentence

  1. She was lounging on the sofa.

  2. He was lounging by the pool all afternoon.



Origin and Etymology 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>.

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lounge

noun

Definition of lounge

  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2 :  a long couch



Examples of lounge in a sentence

  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.



1775

First Known Use of lounge

1775

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Rhymes with lounge



LOUNGE Defined for Kids

1

lounge

play
verb \ˈlau̇nj\

Definition of lounge for Students

lounged

lounging

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




2

lounge

play
noun

Definition of lounge for Students

  1. 1 :  a comfortable room where someone can relax

  2. 2 :  a room with comfortable furniture for relaxing





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