lounge

verb
\ˈlau̇nj \
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

lounge

noun

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

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Verb

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The chic Loyly complex is typical of the new trend, with its saunas finely crafted from warm woods, a restaurant serving fashionable Nordic cuisine, and a seaside terrace for lounging. Rick Steves' Europe, The Seattle Times, "Helsinki holds its own among Nordic capitals," 18 Sep. 2018 The seductive teaser features the two women in bikinis, lounging around in a foam bath, enjoying the beach, their new hit song and each other. Rita Thompson, Billboard, "Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande Give Fans a Steamy One-Minute Preview of Their 'Bed' Music Video," 19 June 2018 There’s a 24-hour reception desk and areas for lounging and working. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen, chicagotribune.com, "New angular Loop apartment wants you to fall in love with its lines," 21 Dec. 2017 The Sunday, November 11, Instagram post also featured the singer casually lounging in bed in knee-high boots, wearing a multipatterned dress. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Dua Lipa Shared an Instagram of Her Dramatic Cat Eye," 12 Nov. 2018 Look at her, lounging on the couch, looking so comfy yet so cute at the same time! Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "How to Get Lara Jean's Adorable Style from "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" for Cheap," 28 Aug. 2018 The latest installment stars Kim Kardashian West, Kris Jenner, and North West, lounging about in equestrian-chic outfits with, of course, Peekaboo bags. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Fendi's New Family-Focused Campaign Stars Kim Kardashian, North West, and Kris Jenner," 9 July 2018 That Earlier this week, Kendall posted a photo of her sister lounging poolside in a yellow bikini. Brittany Talarico, PEOPLE.com, "'Mom's Home!' Khloé Kardashian Wears Sexy Yeezy Season 7 Spandex Look for July 4th Party," 5 July 2018 Nielsen revealed her late-in-life pregnancy last month by posting photos of herself lounging with hands on her belly on Instagram and Twitter, saying the family is getting larger. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Brigitte Nielsen, 54, shares first photo with infant daughter," 28 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The curved bar is built from concrete, and sturdy wood platforms give bakery visitors a place to lounge. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Feast on this highly photogenic concrete restaurant," 30 Nov. 2018 The living room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the views, and vintage Hawaiian koa-style lounge chairs designed by Sottsass (the art and decor are available for purchase as a separate sale). Megan Barber, Curbed, "Eye-popping Ettore Sottsass-designed house hits the market in Hawaii," 3 Oct. 2018 Customers are invited to lounge on the couches and read a book, or snuggle up with a Burrow blanket while listening to music coming from the Amazon Echo nearby. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "Let people hang out in your store and watch TV.," 3 Oct. 2018 Some guests at an airport in the Philippines were shocked to find a snake slithering through the departure lounge. Fox News, "Philippines Airport passengers panic over snake sighting in departures lounge," 16 Sep. 2018 The lounge also features WiFi, a photo booth, restrooms, and phone charging stations. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "See Inside the Exclusive American Express Lounge at the US Open," 30 Aug. 2018 But the guest reported several problems, including dirty sheets and bees in the kids' splash zone, and criticized the new policy of charging to reserve lounge chairs in prime areas. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Check out the Phoenician resort's fresh look: New spa, golf course, lobby," 11 July 2018 See: engagement/wedding/announcement posts, when a subject lounges in an infinity pool and looks longingly to the ocean, or poses in some European cobblestone street with a coordinating outfit, or wears a Halloween costume months in the making. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Is Prince Harry Becoming the Ultimate Instagram Husband?," 1 Nov. 2018 The festival photographer snaps a photo of me looking like a lounge singer. Annemarie Conte, Woman's Day, "Why the 'Gilmore Girls' Fan Festival Is the Ultimate Friends Weekend Getaway," 26 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of lounge

Verb

1508, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lounge

Verb

origin unknown

Noun

see lounge entry 1

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lounge

verb

English Language Learners Definition of lounge

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

lounge

verb
\ˈlau̇nj \
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

lounge

noun

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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