\ 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

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Plummer Chair Hammock is perfect for setting up on patios, porches, or even indoors on a C-frame, this design encourages you to lounge with your latest book club read or simply kick back to relax and while away the hours. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "July 4th deals: Wayfair offers up to 70% sales on outdoor, kitchen, bath, bedding, furniture & more," 26 June 2020 The huge amount of rear legroom allows VW to equip the back seats with recliners, so passengers can lounge in peace on long hauls. Martin Padgett Jr., Car and Driver, "Tested: 1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX Pairs Stealth with Speed," 15 June 2020 These portable-yet-secure play areas offer an extra place for babies to nap and lounge in. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "The best playard we've ever tested is on sale for a great low price," 12 June 2020 Beyond taking a dip, guests can also dine at the cafe bistro, warm up in the sauna, or just lounge by the pool. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "This Is the Most Photographed Pool in the World — and It’s Easy to See Why," 1 June 2020 The contestants, lonely but not alone, slumped on sofas or lounged in bed, half-drunk wineglasses foregrounded in their rectangles of screen. Fergus Mcintosh, The New Yorker, "Zoom Fatigue? Try Houseparty," 1 June 2020 On Wednesday, Kourtney, 41, posted a slideshow of photos of herself lounging around in two-piece paired with a cow pattern button-up. Robyn Merrett, PEOPLE.com, "Kourtney Kardashian Shuts Down Fan Who Says She's Pregnant: 'This Is the Shape of My Body'," 13 May 2020 Ballerinas stretching at the barre, lacing their toe shoes, and lounging in the wings are captured on canvas or in pastel. Carol Strickland, The Christian Science Monitor, "Degas painted dancers and musicians with deftness and authority," 4 May 2020 Just steps away from the protest, beachgoers lounged in the sand and frolicked in the waves. Los Angeles Times, "Facing protests, Newsom says easing stay-at-home rules could be ‘days’ away," 2 May 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The lounge of New York’s pre-eminent Swedish restaurant, Aquavit, exudes a particular kind of Scandinavian cool. WSJ, "DIY Aquavit," 1 July 2020 Waves crashed into the boat causing a startling shake, and passengers bobbed grudgingly to the lounge. Danielle Bernabe, Fortune, "A first-person look at sailing through Antarctica amid climate change," 1 July 2020 The popular set includes two adjustable zero gravity lounge chairs that secure into place with a locking mechanism found under the armrests. Christie Calucchia, Southern Living, "These Best-Selling Zero Gravity Lounge Chairs Have Over 2,800 Five-Star Reviews on Amazon," 30 June 2020 Falling somewhere in between a balcony and a backyard, your front porch or backyard patio is perfect for cozy yet compact outdoor furniture, like cushioned lounge chairs or a small loveseat if space allows. Kelsey Clark, Glamour, "22 Outdoor Decor Ideas to Turn Your Space Into a Summer Sanctuary," 30 June 2020 The 1833 building, which once housed California's first newspaper press, has period details, a fireplace lounge, a wraparound balcony, and space upstairs for four bedrooms. TheWeek, "6 homes made for wine lovers," 27 June 2020 The bodies of Denise McNair, 11, and Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson, all 14, were found in the downstairs lounge. Fox News, "Thomas Blanton, KKK bomber of 16th St Baptist Church, dies," 26 June 2020 The multifunctional space now works as a dining room, office, lounge, and gathering spot ideal for entertaining. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "The Final Reveals from the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge Offer So Much Interior Design Inspiration," 24 June 2020 The address has many past lives, including the disco Club Rush and restaurant/lounge Jazz Factory. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "New brewery, tacos, coffee shop opening in downtown Huntsville," 4 June 2020

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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

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The first known use of lounge was in 1508

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3 Jul 2020

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“Lounge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lounge. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of lounge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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



English Language Learners Definition of lounge (Entry 2 of 2)

: a comfortable room where people can spend time while they are waiting in an airport or other public place
: a comfortable room for relaxing in a public building (such as a hotel or school)
chiefly US : a long chair or couch


\ 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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