\ 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

The parents-to-be both shared an image of themselves lounging on the floor and looking up, with Phillips, 29, giving a thumbs-up to the camera. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, "Baby Boy on the Way for Phillip Phillips and Wife Hannah — See Their Cute Announcement," 4 July 2019 Yacine spent her free time playing basketball, lounging on the beaches and going out dancing. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "How Yacine Diop's long journey to play for Louisville basketball began in Senegal," 28 June 2019 Across the beach, there’s a sleek gray Weddell seal lounging on his stomach who has finished molting. Stephen Witt, WIRED, "Fitted With Sensors, Antarctic Seals Track Water Temperatures," 25 June 2019 Mothers with babies lounged on mattresses watching movies. Nick Miroff, Washington Post, "Viewing U.S. border cells derided as ‘cages,’ Central American officials pledge more immigration cooperation," 21 June 2019 One story claimed that Brummell, lounging on an ottoman at the prince’s manor, ordered the prince to ring the servant’s bell for more champagne. Ignacio Peyró, National Geographic, "This 19th-century London dandy caused a style revolution," 18 June 2019 The new music video teaser follows suit with pink lemonade, flowers, bowls of candy and a shot of Swift lounging on a pool float that would make Elle Woods proud. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "Taylor Swift teases all-star celebrity lineup for new 'You Need to Calm Down' music video," 16 June 2019 In January, Jenner posted an image of herself lounging on a boat in a cowhide-print, buckle-belted one-piece from that same Western collection. Glamour, "Kylie Jenner Wore a Bandana Bikini on Instagram—and It's Available on Amazon," 19 Apr. 2019 The pictures showed the family frolicking on the beach, swimming in the pool and lounging around their hotel room. Steve Helling, PEOPLE.com, "The Bachelorette's Melissa Rycroft Has 'Major Stomach Issues' After Trip to Dominican Republic," 19 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Room 25, a speakeasy lounge requiring a secret password, open Thursday through Saturday nights on second floor of Seek + Find. Susan Bryant, sun-sentinel.com, "The Wine Room tasting place with 2,500 rare wines coming to Delray Beach," 5 July 2019 Also, Bosc + Bartlett is that rarity, a lounge with a happy hour that extends through the weekend. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "First Look: Santa Clara Marriott’s airy new Bosc + Bartlett restaurant, lounge," 3 July 2019 The 18th floor is home to a resident lounge and outdoor pool deck that ensures every resident has access to a 360-degree view of downtown and the mountains beyond. Joe Rubino, The Denver Post, "Take a look inside the Coloradan, a rare downtown condo building among Denver’s sea of apartments," 2 July 2019 Prices range from $50 for general admission to $120 for VIP tickets, which include perks like early entry to the event and access to a VIP lounge. Lauren Saria, azcentral, "31 restaurants to try at the 2019 azcentral Wine & Food Experience at Salt River Fields," 1 July 2019 The Interactive Garage also features an acoustic lounge with soft leather seating, where visitors can hop on acoustic guitars and ukuleles for pop-up group jams. Troy L. Smith, cleveland.com, "Rock Hall’s $2 million ‘Interactive Garage’ set to wow visitors," 27 June 2019 There will also be live music, light bites, whiskey seminars, a cigar lounge and socializing. Houston Chronicle, "The Go List: Brad Thor, Body Barre," 27 June 2019 In addition to the 130-seat dining room and a private event space that seats another 125, the All Steak has a separate lounge with room for about 50 guests. Bob Carlton | Bcarlton@al.com, al.com, "Reviving an Alabama classic at the All Steak Restaurant in Cullman," 26 June 2019 Worth considering: Annual passholders can visit a private lounge in the Hollywood section of the park. Dewayne Bevil, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando’s theme parks and their 7 hottest cool spots," 24 June 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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