\ 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

bask, kick back, loll, relax, repose, rest

Synonyms: Noun

chesterfield, couch, davenport, divan, settee, sofa, squab

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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


She was lounging on the sofa. He was lounging by the pool all afternoon.


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

Try to keep your pet off lounging areas like the sofa. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "Here Are 9 Ways to Deal With a Pet Allergy If You Love Animals," 30 Nov. 2018 The crisp citrus notes cut through even the most oppressive of Hong Kong humidity, making it particularly enjoyable while lounging on the beach or manning a steamy barbecue. Kate Springer, Condé Nast Traveler, "Inside Hong Kong's Craft Beer Revolution," 17 Aug. 2018 Mulroney shared a short but sweet tribute to the Duchess of Sussex on her Instagram story, featuring the duo wearing white summery dresses while lounging together on a patio. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jessica Mulroney Shared (Then Deleted) a Sweet Meghan Markle Birthday Tribute on Instagram," 7 Aug. 2018 On Monday, Kourtney shared a picture of herself looking super cute, carefree, happy, and the epitome of summer, wearing a giant hat while lounging in the leafy shade. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kourtney Kardashian's Boyfriend Younes Bendjima Left Her a Gross Instagram Comment," 17 July 2018 While the monkeys are lounging in a calm pool of water, they're often subjected to intense snowfall and freezing temperatures. National Geographic, "Famous Japanese Snow Monkeys Take Baths to Lower Stress," 4 Apr. 2018 The photos show vulnerability as the couples were shot in their homes (on their beds and lounging on couches), while showcasing the new Tiffany & Co. T True collection. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Kendall Jenner and Friends Celebrate Tiffany’s Latest Commission and Collection," 11 Feb. 2019 However, pictures of them lounging on a boat and having a meal with friends have now been deleted. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas: Everything To Know About Their Relationship," 27 July 2018 North Topsail Beach firefighter Bradley Thomas Dixon shared a video to Facebook of two cottonmouth snakes lounging near some flooding. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "Venomous snakes found by North Carolina firefighter in floods after Florence," 18 Sep. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Cardi wears a bikini and sunhat, while Offset lounges in a white tank. Vogue, "Cardi B Shares a Rare Family Photo With Offset and Baby Kulture," 25 Feb. 2019 The lounge is hosting beer and hot dog specials until the big day, along with free game tournaments including Super Smash Wii U and Dragon Ball Fighter Z. 5. Emily Bloch, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Fireworks and game nights highlight July 4 festivities," 27 June 2018 When he was hired by Mille Fleurs owner Bertrand Hug in 1993, the lounge was only half of its current size, with a maximum capacity of 35. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Piano man marks 25th year at North County restaurant," 18 May 2018 The long, rectangular lounge is one long bar on the right, dance floor on the left, and some chairs and tables for those who want to sit and gawk. Rene Rodriguez, miamiherald, "Think South Beach is crazy now? Here's what the club scene was like in 1994 | Miami Herald," 5 May 2018 Over the last six months, the chic lounge (C.D.P. stands for chef de partie) has been accommodating a unique segment of Syhabout’s diners — folks who want the full Commis experience but don’t have the time for an hours-long dinner service. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "James Syhabout adds four-course prix fixe menu to Oakland’s CDP," 9 Apr. 2018 The Chatwin lounge and ottoman is from Richard Wrightman studio. Jane Drinkard, The Cut, "A Cookie-Cutter Apartment, Transformed by Local Artisan Works," 5 Apr. 2018 The queen would sail on the ship, I was told, and the queen’s lounge is now a conference room. Danielle Chastaine, The Seattle Times, "Gig Harbor volunteer nurse aids shunned women in Africa," 16 Feb. 2018 Fox Valley Mall General Manager Scott Samson said given the long line and crowds, the security officer approached the mother to make her aware of options to nurse in the family lounge at the shopping center. Megan Jones, Aurora Beacon-News, "Moms protest after security guard confronted mother who was breastfeeding at Fox Valley Mall," 15 July 2018

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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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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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