\ 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

This epic concept home’s roof is inverted to form a basin, similar to a bathtub, which securely holds plenty of water for swimming (or just lounging on your favorite pool float). Michele Petry, House Beautiful, "This House Has an Inverted Roof That Can Be Used as a Pool," 30 Apr. 2019 Last week, sunbathers lounged on a pool deck high above the bay here, on a block that was devastated by the storm. New York Times, "New Buildings Rise in Flood Zones," 6 July 2018 The show recreated one of the most famous photos of the couple — in fact, one of the most famous photos of the ‘60s: The couple lounging on their Moroccan rooftop. refinery29.com, "How Talitha Pol, The Dutch It-Girl Who Married Paul Getty Jr., Became An Enduring Icon Of The 1960s," 7 May 2018 Each one's 4 feet wide and 2 feet tall, making them the ideal size for lounging. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "These GoT-Inspired Pool Floats Will Make You Feel Like the Mother of Dragons," 20 Mar. 2019 Image The Room Noël Coward, Oscar Wilde and other bygone British dandies would have loved my cozy and elegant room, a Regency remake with paneled wooden doors, dark wooden furnishings, a luxurious sleigh bed and black silk robes for lounging. Seth Sherwood, New York Times, "In Bangkok, an Intimate Hotel With an Inky Past," 14 Apr. 2018 The lobby is segmented into spaces for lounging, working and reading. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen, chicagotribune.com, "New, luxe Gold Coast apartments go for 'understated elegance'," 20 Sep. 2017 Book the wraparound swim-up suite that takes lounging to new levels. Marissa Miller, Teen Vogue, "13 Dream Vacations to Add to Your Bucket List," 24 Oct. 2018 Bobcat family: On the edge of open space in Los Altos, William Warrior — a senior animal control officer with the Palo Alto Police Department — was called to a home where a mother bobcat and two cubs were lounging on the back deck. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Surprise visits in Bay Area backyards," 20 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Among its amenities are an open-air rooftop lounge called Bar 17 Bistro. Dewayne Bevil, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Universal: Aventura Hotel hiring event to be held June 29-30," 19 June 2018 This delicious remix is a little bit lounge, a little bit boppin'. Kat Bein, Billboard, "The 7 Best Pusha T Remixes," 30 May 2018 Bristol is part lounge with low tables, part dining area. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, "How does a restaurant survive for decades? These 10 have a winning formula," 9 May 2018 On the third floor is a lounge with a custom wet bar. Neal J. Leitereg, latimes.com, "Contemporary three-story displays a fresh face in Playa Vista," 2 May 2018 One design for a driverless car even has bank seats and a lounge-like atmosphere. Nancy A. Nichols, The Atlantic, "Cupholders Are Everywhere," 22 Apr. 2018 Despite the formality of the ticketing system, the space itself is a lounge. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Why pricey Bar Crenn is the enfant terrible of wine bars," 18 Apr. 2018 Willoughby Brewing has grown from a brewpub that once was a cigar lounge that served lagers in brown bags to creating what has become a cult-classic ale among craft-beer drinkers. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Willoughby Brewing Co. marks 20 years with specials and a lot of history," 19 Feb. 2018 There's also a lounge that is delightfully located inside a vault. Araceli Cruz, Teen Vogue, "9 Unexpected Spring Break Road Trip Ideas," 15 Feb. 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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