\ 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

Cue some pretty hilarious adventures, which include Noelle lounging in a freezer due to an unfamiliarity with heat and chastising a Salvation Army Santa for wearing shorts. Alexis Reliford, refinery29.com, "Anna Kendrick Is Coming For A Christmas Prince's Holiday Movie Crown," 24 Aug. 2019 Jasper soon became more comfortable and claimed the porch as his own, lounging out there for hours, even in 100-degree heat. Special To The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "What happened when we took our cats on a beach vacation," 8 Aug. 2019 The last photo in the set depicts Lipa lounging in bed in the ultra glamorous outfit, the tulle skirt looking like an extra plush comforter. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Dua Lipa Would Wear a Massive Ball Gown to Bed," 29 July 2019 From lounging in the pool to tending your ever-growing garden, summer can be a time of great fun. Maddie Hiatt, House Beautiful, "How To Keep Your Pet Safe This Summer," 26 July 2019 Crowds packed the beaches of Belgium, swimming, lounging in the waves, or riding horses through the shallow waters along the shore at De Haan. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: Europeans splash, dive, swim to beat record heat," 26 July 2019 In June, the singer looked as unbothered as ever lounging in a bikini on a tropical beach during an island getaway. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, "Britney Spears shows off her 'fun summer' in a bikini twirl with boyfriend Sam Asghari," 18 July 2019 Nearby a young male moose lounged in a riverbank glade and a Pronghorn antelope sprinted across fallow farmland once plied by early and unsuccessful Mormon farmers. Peter Reese, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Way To Spend 72 Hours at Jackson Hole," 31 July 2018 For Sandra and her husband Robert, seeing some of Arizona's more exotic wildlife is about as commonplace as seeing their three rescue dogs lounging around on the sofas. azcentral, "Couple downsizes but upgrades their Fountain Hills home with help of former Suns player. Take a look," 8 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Every Friday and Saturday evening, the theater hosts 45-minute live music sets in its lounge, which has a full bar and small menu. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, "Not just for movies anymore," 30 Aug. 2019 Before the demonstrations erupted, Chan and Mok spent their weekends exploring the streets of Hong Kong or visiting karaoke lounges. Megan K. Stack, The New Yorker, "Bravery and Nihilism Amid the Protests in Hong Kong," 31 Aug. 2019 Previously, beer and wine was available for purchase only in premium seating areas such as club lounges or suites. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "Ole Miss will begin selling beer at athletic events, including football & basketball, in late October," 30 Aug. 2019 The small bar, with its posh white leather chairs and lounge vibe, could get rowdy. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "First Look: Inside Tri-Valley’s fine-dining hidden gem, The Salt," 29 Aug. 2019 Leather lounge chairs line the windows overlooking the terminal's runways, while electronically tinted glass cuts the glare from the sun. Nneka M. Okona, Condé Nast Traveler, "Airports (and Terminals) You'll Actually Want to Spend Time in," 28 Aug. 2019 This is just one of the many treatments offered at the spa, and guests are welcome to use the relaxation pool and lounge. Danielle Bauter, Orange County Register, "Escape to the glamorous life at Fairmont Grand Del Mar," 27 Aug. 2019 Amenities will include an indoor pool, a putting green, dog parks, and a pub and lounge. Dallas News, "Fort Worth's Civitas Senior Living to build new community in scenic Flagstaff, Arizona," 27 Aug. 2019 Guests can bring their own blankets to relax on or lounge around one of the fire pits. Camila Vallejo, courant.com, "Say goodbye to summer: 11 things to do over Labor Day weekend," 26 Aug. 2019

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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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