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

Every Photo from Kaley Cuoco’s Stunning Stable Wedding with Karl Cook Cuoco documented her day lounging around the house with Cook, which included eating avocado toast and a viewing of The Greatest Showman. Jodi Guglielmi, PEOPLE.com, "Kaley Cuoco Planned Her 'Shoulder Surgery Honeymoon' Over a Year Ago: 'I Knew I'd Have a Babysitter'," 6 July 2018 Samples of Outkast's Big Boi and Mos Def give voice to a relaxing musical experience perfect for soundtracking those lazy days spent lounging around the house with friends. Kat Bein, Billboard, "10 Songs About Unity & Coming Together," 2 July 2018 Kim Kardashian Kim Kardashian began her Met Gala prep early in the day, lounging in an oversized armchair with curlers in her hair and plenty of Starbucks and water on hand. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Met Gala 2018: Celebrities Share Getting-Ready Beauty Routines," 7 May 2018 The buttery-soft fabric is also super comfy to lounge around in. Emily Reed, Outside Online, "Ridge Merino's Jovi Is the Tank of Summer," 6 July 2018 Others opted to lounge on an adjacent hill, taking in the expanse of the ceremony from shaded trees. Alison Kuznitz, courant.com, "Canton High School Hosts Emotional Graduation Focused On Change, Individuality," 22 June 2018 Lansdowne’s downtown has everything an artist could ask for: restaurants with vegan options, outdoor spaces to lounge and listen to local musicians, a folk club, an old-school vinyl record store, and even an exotic musical instrument shop. Connor Smith, Philly.com, "Delco's Lansdowne hopes influx of artists and musicians transforms it into an artsy burg," 23 May 2018 Anne, who runs the non-farming logistics, wanted to create a place where the community didn't just shop, but came with their families to lounge or enjoy events. Ben Brazil, latimes.com, "Manassero Farms preserves its link to Orange County’s past," 17 May 2018 The pool is only a tiny lap pool, but the deck is a chill place to lounge with a mezcal in-hand. Julia Sherman, Vogue, "Ceramics, Chilaquiles, and Micheladas: An Artist’s Guide to Guadalajara," 10 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Photo: MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock A honeymoon checklist typically involves vacay activities like snorkeling, sightseeing, or laying on a lounge chair with a quality beach read. refinery29.com, "Kaley Cuoco Had Surgery On Her "Honeymoon"," 6 July 2018 Mitch Richmond arrives first and settles into a blue lounge chair inside a hotel suite 11 floors above downtown San Francisco. Greg Bishop, SI.com, "Run TMC Lives on as the Rare Team Celebrated for Style Rather Than Record," 28 June 2018 Choose from an array of herbal massages and rejuvenating facials, or simply post up in a lounge chair with a summer read and cocktail. Lauren Sheffield, Harper's BAZAAR, "This East Coast Getaway Is the Perfect Alternative to The Hamptons," 26 June 2018 The pictures are lovely: ocean waves, swimming pools, lounge chairs, big happy suns, and icy drinks. Meg Ferris Kenagy, BostonGlobe.com, "Summer reading? It’s time to close the book on that.," 22 June 2018 Novel NoDa has a salt water pool with outdoor grill stations and lounge chairs that sit above an LED-light fountain. Ely Portillo And Hannah Lang, charlotteobserver, "There's an 'arms race' to lure renters, and it now involves pet spas and beer gardens," 13 June 2018 There are also concessions, a small splash pad for the little ones, locker rooms, showers and lounge chairs on a landscaped deck. Helena Oliviero, ajc, "Things to do in and around Atlanta on Tuesday, June 5," 5 June 2018 Coffee or cocktail table styles provide a natural gathering space when coupled with comfortable outdoor lounge chairs and sofas, while those at counter height can function as an island. Detroit Free Press, "It’s all in the details: Get the outdoors ready for Memorial Day," 23 May 2018 Excited to crank down someone else's air conditioning and flag a froufrou drink from your lounge chair, if only for a weekend? Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Best Phoenix, Scottsdale summer hotel and resort deals for 2018," 15 May 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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More Definitions for lounge

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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