\ 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

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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 Kim Hye-ran, a 54-year-old office worker, had taken the day off to laze around inside a tent. Eun-young Jeong, WSJ, "Newest Camping Adventure: During the Day and in the City," 18 June 2019 People go to McMenamins’ for its unique charms – dancing on the floating floor of the Crystal Ballroom, lazing in the soaking pool the Kennedy School, or taking in a movie with a pizza slice and a pint in the classic Bagdad Theater. Andre Meunier,, "McMenamins, Oregon’s 1st brewpub, a pioneer still going its own way: Portland Breweries Series," 28 June 2019 Wall alignment breaks After a long spell hunched over a desk or a bed doing homework (or just lazing about on their phones), Doyle says this minute-long move is an effective way to remind the spine to straighten out. NBC News, "Worried about your kids hunching over their phones? These 3 exercises can help," 21 June 2019 Behind them, a pod of hippos lazed in the water of a shallow lake. Benedict Moran, National Geographic, "Rwanda's war nearly destroyed this park. Now it's coming back.," 7 May 2019 Start getting back into the morning routine If your kids are used to lazing around in the morning and having a flexible time to wake up, school mornings can be a big adjustment. Mary Caldwell, ajc, "6 tips to help get your kid in back-to-school mode," 12 July 2018 Surely Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman will be lazing about, maybe soaking up rays by the side of her pool. Tyler Mitchell, Vogue, "With HBO’s Euphoria, Zendaya Puts Her Disney Past Behind Her Once and For All," 9 May 2019 If your kids are used to lazing around in the morning and having a flexible time to wake up, school mornings can be a big adjustment. Mary Caldwell, ajc, "6 tips to help get your kid in back-to-school mode," 12 July 2018 During a 10-day visit to Moscow in March 1974, I was fascinated by the phenomenon of several uninspired coat-check attendants lazing about. WSJ, "A Jobs Guarantee Is a Fundamental Change," 27 Nov. 2018

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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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The first known use of laze was circa 1592

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English Language Learners Definition of laze

: to spend time relaxing


\ 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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