American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To move or act in a lazy, relaxed way; loll: lounging on the sofa; lounged around in pajamas.
- v. To pass time idly: lounged in Venice till June.
- v. To pass (time) in a lazy, relaxed, or idle way: lounged the day away.
- n. A public waiting room, as in a hotel or an air terminal, often having smoking or lavatory facilities.
- n. A cocktail lounge.
- n. A living room.
- n. A lobby.
- n. A long couch, especially one having no back and a headrest at one end.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To act, move, or rest in a lazy or listless manner; move about or do anything with negligence or indifference.
- To recline in a lazy attitude; loll: as, to lounge on a sofa.
- n. The act of sauntering or strolling; the act of reclining at ease or lolling.
- n. A place frequented by idlers.
- n. A kind of sofa for reclining, having one arm only and a low back, or no back, so as to be used from either side.
- n. A treat; a comfort.
- n. An obsolete spelling of lunge.
- n. A waiting room in an office, airport etc.
- n. A domestic living room.
- n. An establishment, similar to a bar, that serves alcohol and often plays background music or shows television.
- n. A large comfortable seat for two or three people or more, a sofa or couch; also called lounge chair.
- v. To relax as if in a lounge.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To spend time lazily, whether lolling or idly sauntering; to pass time indolently; to stand, sit, or recline, in an indolent manner.
- n. An idle gait or stroll; the state of reclining indolently; a place of lounging.
- n. A piece of furniture resembling a sofa, upon which one may lie or recline.
- v. sit or recline comfortably
- v. be about
- n. an upholstered seat for more than one person
- n. a room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait
- Possibly from French s'allonger, to stretch out, from Old French alongier, to lengthen, from Medieval Latin allongāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin longus, long; see long1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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