\ ˈlāz How to pronounce laze (audio) \
lazed; lazing

Definition of laze

intransitive verb

: to act or lie lazily : idle

transitive verb

: to pass (time) in idleness or relaxation

Other Words from laze

laze noun

Choose the Right Synonym for laze

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

Examples of laze in a Sentence

She's been lazing in the sun all afternoon. While he was sick, he just lazed around the house.
Recent Examples on the Web When the weather gets warmer, scratch all that and laze about in the nude, tossing a gauze robe on top of your glistening skin when modesty is desired. Zoe Dubno, Vogue, 16 June 2022 Guests could easily do nothing but swim in the lagoon, laze amid the garden’s kaleidoscopic hibiscus blossoms, and partake of locavore cuisine prepared by a private chef. April Long, Town & Country, 13 June 2022 Navigating the river's twists and turns through such surreal scenery is a perfect way to laze about Brazil's northern limits. Kevin Raub, CNN, 23 Feb. 2022 For those who love a short set to laze around in, this set from swimwear brand Vitamin A will do nicely. Sarah Boyd, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 People with good habits rarely need to resist the temptation to laze on the couch, order greasy takeout, procrastinate on assignments, or watch one more viral video before dashing out the door. Katy Milkman, CNN, 29 Nov. 2021 People shuffle in and wander into a room or onto the balcony or laze on a couch. New York Times, 23 Sep. 2021 As Robson outlined in a Twitter thread, the idea of new Canadians coming here to laze around in a life of luxury while profiting on social services is far from the truth. Katherine Singh,, 20 Oct. 2021 Visitors love the stone walls, rolling hills on which locals laze in the summer, and of course, the crowning jewel of Vieux-Québec, Château Frontenac. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 16 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of laze

circa 1592, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for laze

back-formation from lazy

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25 Jun 2022

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\ ˈlāz How to pronounce laze (audio) \
lazed; lazing

Kids Definition of laze

: to spend time relaxing "No use lazing here while there's work to be done …"— Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie

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