Definition of laze
: to act or lie lazily : idle
: to pass (time) in idleness or relaxation
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 of laze from the Web
Nerissa’s mother was lazing on the lazyboy, half asleep with the news blaring.
But then again, lazing around in your pj's has the same effect.
To Paris to pose beneath the Eiffel Tower or to laze the afternoon away on an outdoor terrace over café crèmes and tarte tatin.
The months stretched like a shimmering asphalt road to endless possibilities, whether that meant lazing away the afternoon in the shade of a gnarled tree or learning to fish, whittle or macrame at summer camp.
British lawyers laze next to the pool as the afternoon sun arcs over the hills, gossiping about recent convictions of Albanian mobsters and future postings to Africa before heading back to Pristina, a 15-minute drive away.
The thick-bodied creatures in La Jolla, California, muscle their way into lifeguard chairs, block access to public steps, and laze about on dry rocks, where the sun bakes their feces into a stench that clears out nearby restaurants.
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Origin and Etymology of laze
back-formation from lazy
First Known Use: circa 1592See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of laze
LAZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of laze for English Language Learners
: to spend time relaxing
LAZE Defined for Kids
Definition of laze for Students
: 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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