• IPA: /laʊndʒ/

lounge (plural lounges)

  1. A waiting room in an office, airport etc.
  2. (British) A domestic living room.
    • 1954, Alexander Alderson, The Subtle Minotaur,[http://openlibrary.org/works/OL12152304W ] chapter 18:
      The lounge was furnished in old English oak and big Knole settees. There were rugs from Tabriz and Kerman on the highly polished floor. […] A table lamp was fashioned from a silver Egyptian hookah.
  3. An establishment, similar to a bar, that serves alcohol and often plays background music or shows television.
  4. A large comfortable seat for two or three people or more, a sofa or couch; also called lounge chair.
  5. The act of one who lounges; idle reclining.
    • 1849, The Knickerbocker (volume 33, page 198)
      That is, he devoted his waking hours to lounges among the habitués of Chestnut-street, and lollings in an arm-chair of 'Squire Coke in Walnut-street.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: piano-bar, veranda
  • Russian: ко́мната о́тдыха
  • Spanish: reposera

lounge (lounges, present participle lounging; past and past participle lounged)

  1. To relax; to spend time lazily; to stand, sit, or recline, in an indolent manner.
    • J. Hannay
      We lounge over the sciences, dawdle through literature, yawn over politics.

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