Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To be lazy; loaf: laze around the house.
  • transitive v. To spend (time) loafing: lazed the afternoon away in a hammock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Laziness.
  • n. An instance of lazing.
  • v. To be lazy, waste time.
  • n. Acidic steam created when super-hot lava contacts salt water.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To be lazy or idle.
  • transitive v. To waste in sloth; to spend, as time, in idleness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To act, move, or rest idly or lazily; be lazy.
  • To waste in sloth; spend in idleness: generally with away: as, to laze away one's life: sometimes used reflexively.
  • n. Laziness; inaction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. be idle; exist in a changeless situation

Etymologies

Back-formation from lazy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from lazy. (Wiktionary)
Blend of lava and haze (Wiktionary)

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