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 All prices listed are for a 60-pound mixed breed that likes to lounge around all day, so your cost may go up or down depending on your dog’s size and activity level. Lindsay Boyers, Forbes, 4 June 2021 Try the array of treatments at the 30,000-square-foot spa, or lounge around among the hotel’s beach, pools, and pavilions. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, 2 June 2021 For folks of all ages, the community pool was a place to meet with friends, learn to swim and lounge with family under the sun. Alyssa Fernandez, Dallas News, 27 May 2021 Certain restrictions will be in place for the time being, including that patrons will be unable to lounge in chairs or to access the study rooms, the children’s play area, or the children’s storytime and craft rooms. BostonGlobe.com, 4 May 2021 Von Hausch envisions a lobby with a sleek, full-liquor bar where people will lounge with a glass of wine or a top-shelf cocktail. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, 30 Apr. 2021 Located in Pittsburgh's Central Business District in the 18-story landmark Arrott building, the Industrialist Hotel features a lobby bar, lounge with a fireplace, and a modern American restaurant. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 5 May 2021 Online, teachers lose the natural camaraderie that comes from planning periods spent in the teachers lounge. NBC news, 9 Mar. 2021 Sunbathers lounge on Sand Beach, a hidey-hide inlet where lovers gather at night. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Inside the huge cabin various arrangements of comfortable lounge chairs, reclining chairs, or sleeping berths are to be installed according to the desires of the different air lines. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 3 June 2021 Beyond the spa studio is the resort’s Main Barn, an open space for gathering, filled with cushy lounge chairs, tables for dining, and a demonstration kitchen, and the private area for guests. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Apr. 2021 Located on the third floor adjacent to larger terrace suites with private outdoor spaces, a row of comfy lounge chairs and a plunge pool attracted sunbathers such as myself during the day. Dan Koday, Travel + Leisure, 19 Apr. 2021 The restaurant leads right to the extensive rooftop deck which stretches across an entire acre, highlighted by two parallel pools with candy stripe tiles and surrounded by lush cabanas, lounge chairs, an outdoor bar and a pathway of palm sculptures. Taylor Stoddard, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 Cabanas and lounge chairs are sanitized throughout the day, and chairs are spaced 6 feet apart. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 11 Mar. 2021 Despite the inevitable slowdown of 2020, the company has been prototyping nonstop, experimenting with wood laminates, lightweight lounge chairs and towering cabinets behind collaged wood doors. Sarah Medford, WSJ, 10 Mar. 2021 These Crispin reclining lounge chairs are 79-inches long and come in sets of two. Shari Uyehara, NBC News, 5 Mar. 2021 Two white-leather lounge chairs by Poul Kjaerholm pair with a low Fort Standard marble table near a set of original arched windows. Natalia Rachlin, ELLE Decor, 17 Feb. 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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10 Jun 2021

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“Lounge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lounge. Accessed 21 Jun. 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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