American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To move, stand, or recline in an indolent or relaxed manner.
- v. To hang or droop laxly: a pennant lolling from the mast.
- v. To permit to hang or droop laxly: lolled his head on the armrest.
- n. Archaic An act or attitude of lolling.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lie or lean at ease; recline or lean idly, or in a careless or languid attitude.
- To hang loose and extended, as the tongue protruded from the mouth of a dog or a cow.
- To hang up or out; allow to hang out, as the tongue.
- To fondle: dandle.
- To box (one's ears).
- To utter unctuously.
- n. One who lounges and lolls about; a loafer.
- n. A pet; a spoiled child; a child that is much fondled.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To act lazily or indolently; to recline; to lean; to throw one's self down; to lie at ease.
- v. To hand extended from the mouth, as the tongue of an ox or a log when heated with labor or exertion.
- v. To let the tongue hang from the mouth, as an ox, dog, or other animal, when heated by labor.
- v. To let hang from the mouth, as the tongue.
- v. hang loosely or laxly
- v. be lazy or idle
- Cognate with Icelandic lolla ("to act lazily") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English lollen, probably from Middle Dutch, to doze. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Aga taaskord, mitte seepärast, et ta on "loll" vaid seepärast, et ta "segas konverentsi".”
“Cattle, sheep, and dogs do not sweat as horses do, they "loll;" that is, water or slobber runs from their tongues; hence, they are not liable to take cold as the horse is.”
“I needed to get up, not loll there like a Victorian heroine.”
“Lest you think we loll around in the park taking nips off our brown-bagged fifth of Old Crow and reading young adult fantasy novels EVERY weekend.”
“The Judaeo-Christian prophets such as Amos castigate those who loll on beds inlaid with ivory, feast on lambs, drink wine by the bowlful and anoint themselves with the richest of oils, but feel no grief for those who struggle.”
“Already, £7m of public money has been committed to the rent and upkeep of two giant pandas which, thus far, have done nothing but loll around all day eating expensive, imported bamboo chow meins.”
“Eyes aglow, tongue at the loll, I note her every movement: She likes a display of interest.”
“I will be so glad to get back to Mexico where life is less complicated and where I can loll around in a comfortable, Mexican cotton dress -- and still make a home-made Cappuccino if I want one.”
“Usually I just loll about and wait to feel creative again!”
“Being forced to loll around scribbling notes about one movie after another is, I'm sure, hard labor.”
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