lounge

verb
\ 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

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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Synonyms for lounge

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

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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 Rose pink beach umbrellas shade multicolored chaises on Crescent Beach, whereas in the game room, guests can lounge on floral print sofas placed against taupe walls. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 29 June 2021 At the ground level of the complex, vehicles can drive in next to a pool deck where residents would lounge in the sun. BostonGlobe.com, 26 June 2021 At the ground level of the complex, vehicles can drive in next to a pool deck where residents would lounge in the sun. New York Times, 26 June 2021 The second-magnitude spring, which pumps out 43 million gallons of water per day, is the focal point of the park where people lounge, swim, snorkel and soak up some sun. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 25 June 2021 Another place to lounge and hear music this summer is Central Park’s Great Lawn, where Clive Davis is organizing an all-star concert tentatively for Aug. 21 that will be part of a weeklong city-wide series of events to celebrate the end of Covid. Nancy Keates, WSJ, 23 June 2021 Sea lions lounge on the rocks as waves crash, complementing the seafood-forward California cuisine menu. Ali Wunderman, Forbes, 16 June 2021 Some skateboard, others lounge the day away, and everyone looks to be having fun in the sun. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 4 June 2021 The bright pink tube features an adorable flamingo head, and its spacious 48-inch diameter is the perfect spot to lounge. Camryn Rabideau, Forbes, 3 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Ayepyep, the high-end lounge/restaurant franchise with two venues in Pretoria (and one recently opened in Cape Town), is also an essential feature of the Amapiano circuit. Billboard, 27 July 2021 Blossom’s community space will be upstairs in the 72-year-old building, with a skylighted Wi-Fi lounge and event room that can be booked for meetings, art exhibitions and parties. Jean Trinh, Los Angeles Times, 25 July 2021 Looking around at the 50 or so people scattered across the court's lounge and eating areas, Schuhwerch smiled. Dee Depass, Star Tribune, 21 July 2021 The 235 new cars — which cost $313 million — featured overnight cabins, and dining and lounge cars. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 20 July 2021 Locals are looking to open Kanary Bar, a bar/lounge catering to downtown shoppers, residents and tourists at 105 N. Jackson St., in downtown Mobile, according to the Mobile Planning Commission. Kathy Jumper, al, 18 July 2021 The second floor also features a simple shot bar and lounge areas with soft leather furniture in the front and back of the building. Matt Koesters, The Enquirer, 16 July 2021 However, in the last episode of the season, Kamala is seen heading to the teachers' lounge at Sherman Oaks High to do some karaoke with Mr. K. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 16 July 2021 Tru Ultra Lounge will occupy the front portion of the building, previously Track Club's lounge and cocktail area. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 12 July 2021

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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 and Noun

origin unknown

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“Lounge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lounge. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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More Definitions for lounge

lounge

verb

English Language Learners Definition of lounge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

lounge

noun

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

lounge

verb
\ 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

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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