\ ˈlau̇nj How to pronounce lounge (audio) \
lounged; lounging

Definition of lounge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to act or move idly or lazily : loaf was lounging on the sofa

transitive verb

: to pass (time) idly returned to Rome to lounge away the remainder of his days— J. A. Froude



Definition of lounge (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a place for lounging: such 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 : a long couch

Synonyms for lounge

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

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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 lounge in a Sentence

Verb She was lounging on the sofa. He was lounging by the pool all afternoon. Noun The hotel has a television lounge. We gathered in the hotel lounge for a couple of drinks. She sat on the lounge. They had a long, leisurely lounge by the pool. See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In the short clip, Selena and Rema lounge around a silver Porsche convertible, as the beginning of the track’s melodies play overhead. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 24 Aug. 2022 The Conservatory has been added to the hotel’s main restaurant and The Palm Room now provides an all-day bar and lounge with views over the garden where herbs are picked for the bar’s creative cocktails. Lauren Jade Hill, Forbes, 15 July 2022 The intimate property has just 48 rooms, and its lush interior courtyard and outdoor pool are both serene spaces to kick back and lounge for hours on end. Vanessa Wilkins, Travel + Leisure, 22 Apr. 2022 In the snap, all three men lounge on the back of a boat while shirtless, in swim trunks and sunglasses. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 24 Aug. 2022 The Conrad sets up cream umbrellas and lounge chairs on its two miles of sand, but the pools are the resort’s hot spot. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 16 Aug. 2022 Bright and open, full of spaces to lounge and meet, modern libraries are attempting to meet the needs of today while staying flexible for the future. CBS News, 24 July 2022 Crafted from tri-colored all-weather resin wicker handwoven over a powder coated aluminum frame, this daybed is resistant to mold, mildew, fading, and splintering and will be a comfortable place to entertain or just lounge with a good book. Daria Smith, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 May 2022 In fact, this product is recommended for use on smaller surfaces like pillows or chair armrests – wherever your furry friend likes to lounge. Alyssa Brascia, PEOPLE.com, 22 July 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In the summer months, Shëngjin’s beach fills with lounge chairs and umbrellas packed in side by side. Abigail Hauslohner, Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2022 DJs will be in full swing and the Oasis pool has cabana rentals, lounge chairs, a HydroSpa and underwater speakers. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 29 Aug. 2022 Interior seating is flexible and can be configured in different ways, with lounge-like rear seats that recline to let passengers relax. Laura Burstein, Robb Report, 22 Aug. 2022 The benefits range from waived resort fees on free nights and room upgrades to complimentary breakfasts and club lounge access. Rayna Song, USA TODAY, 23 June 2022 The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown has completed a years-long, multimillion-dollar renovation that included adding and enhancing meeting spaces, refreshing guest rooms and introducing a new restaurant and lounge. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 29 July 2022 The hotel will feature a two-level restaurant and lounge at the corner of West Juneau and North Phillips avenues, as well as street-level retail space at the corner of Juneau Avenue and Fifth Street. Tom Daykin, Journal Sentinel, 27 July 2022 At night, the pool closes, the DJ gears up and the full menu will be served in both the restaurant and the lounge. Laurie Werner, Forbes, 15 July 2022 The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Parker at the JW Marriott inside Nathalie Dubois’ DPA exclusive Cannes gifting lounge. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of lounge


1508, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense


1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lounge

Verb and Noun

origin unknown

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More Definitions for lounge


\ ˈlau̇nj How to pronounce lounge (audio) \
lounged; lounging

Kids Definition of lounge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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



Kids Definition of lounge (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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