from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A reclining chair with a long seat that supports the outstretched legs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A reclining chair with a long seat, which can support the outstretched legs of a sitter normally with one armrest.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a long chair; for reclining
French : chaise, chair + longue, long.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French chaise longue ("long chair"), from French chaise ("chair") + longue ("long") (Wiktionary)