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lounge

verb \ ˈlau̇nj \

Definition of lounge

lounged; lounging
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

Examples of lounge in a Sentence

  1. She was lounging on the sofa.

  2. He was lounging by the pool all afternoon.

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Origin and Etymology of lounge

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lounge Synonyms

Synonym Discussion of lounge

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

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lounge

noun

Definition of lounge

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

Examples of lounge in a Sentence

  1. The hotel has a television lounge.

  2. We gathered in the hotel lounge for a couple of drinks.

  3. She sat on the lounge.

  4. They had a long, leisurely lounge by the pool.

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Origin and Etymology of lounge

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LOUNGE Defined for English Language Learners

lounge

verb

Definition of lounge for English Language Learners

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


LOUNGE Defined for Kids

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lounge

verb \ ˈlau̇nj \

Definition of lounge for Students

lounged; lounging
:to stand, sit, or lie in a relaxed manner
  • Cluny lounged nonchalantly against the tree.
  • —Brian Jacques, Redwall

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lounge

noun

Definition of lounge for Students

1 :a comfortable room where someone can relax
2 :a room with comfortable furniture for relaxing


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