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 Patrons can lounge on a private balcony with a top-notch selection of room service bites or relax in a hot tub on the private deck of one of the resort’s stunning suites. Sunset Magazine, "Sparkling New Resort in Mexico Offers a Pristine (& Safe) Beachside Escape," 30 Dec. 2020 On a typical evening, the family might lounge on the couch in front of the fireplace, with Socks curled up beside them and the dog on the rug. Jessie Yeung, CNN, "Wombats, snails, ferrets: The animals that brought us joy during the pandemic," 23 Dec. 2020 Reviewers at Nordstrom say these are the perfect pajama pants to lounge around the house in. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "New Year’s Eve outfits that will have you celebrating 2021 in style," 21 Dec. 2020 Some are cavernous places with multiple pools and saunas as well as spots to lounge, nap, eat and, at Korean spas, get every inch scrubbed clean. Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times, "When will spas reopen? Not soon enough, for those who use L.A.’s spas as a sanctuary," 17 Dec. 2020 Finally, a soft shawl-collar cardigan This cardigan is stylish enough to wear to work but comfy enough to lounge around the house in. Camryn Rabideau, USA TODAY, "20 top-selling women’s sweaters to buy before winter," 20 Nov. 2020 Pepe likes to hold up and lounge under a tree, thinking long deep thoughts. Bill Tarrant, Field & Stream, "F&S Classics: And I Do Not Walk Alone," 25 Nov. 2020 Wearing a robe after a shower or just to lounge around on a cold day is a luxury anyone could give themselves but few do. Josh Grant, USA TODAY, "30 amazing gifts you can buy from Home Depot," 30 Oct. 2020 Families will love the children’s water park, family suites, and kids’ and teen clubs, while couples will want to lounge by the pool and take advantage of on-site nightlife. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "10 Best Affordable All-inclusives for Families and Couples, According to Hotels.com," 1 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun His wife, a DJ and an employee also were issued violations, while the lounge was fined $15,000 for failing to protect health and safety. Lauren Del Valle And Anna Sturla, CNN, "New Year's Eve parties involving hundreds in NYC busted for violating Covid-19 rules," 2 Jan. 2021 One of the ships, Asuka II, has closed the mahjong room and the disco lounge. Rebecca Smith, WSJ, "Cruise Ships Can’t Sail Away From Covid," 31 Dec. 2020 The military’s holiday pilgrimage has seen a small legion of troops roll through the lounge since last week. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "As Christmas nears, military trainees leave San Antonio in ‘Exodus’," 22 Dec. 2020 Still, Cece covertly steals a pillow from the hallowed lounge for Schmidt as a memento of his time there. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Cece & Schmidt Are New Girl’s Most Underrated Couple. The Holiday Episodes Are Proof," 21 Dec. 2020 Most people who use the lounge are Priority Pass members, although walk-ins are accepted. Amanda Mcelfresh, NOLA.com, "New Orleans airport vendors remain focused on health and safety as more people begin traveling," 20 Dec. 2020 Goldberg will reprise her role as Deloris Wilson, the lounge singer-turned-nun via witness protection. Dan Snierson, EW.com, "Whoopi Goldberg to star in Sister Act 3 for Disney+," 11 Dec. 2020 Bar Through a butler’s pantry, the lounge connects to a show-stopping bar, with countertops made of the green marble that started the whole project. Jessica Dailey, House Beautiful, "Lindsay Rhodes Creates Her Fifth Home for a Family in a House That Once Belonged to Her Close Friend," 10 Dec. 2020 The lounge would have been located in Edwards’ district and across Research Park Boulevard from Vandiver’s district. Lee Roop | Lroop@al.com, al, "Gentleman’s club near school in Madison County? Forget about it," 9 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of lounge was in 1508

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17 Jan 2021

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“Lounge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lounge. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for lounge

lounge

verb
How to pronounce lounge (audio)

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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