from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To move or act in a lazy, relaxed way; loll.
  • intransitive verb To pass time idly.
  • intransitive verb To pass (time) in a lazy, relaxed, or idle way.
  • noun A public waiting room, as in a hotel or an air terminal, often having smoking or lavatory facilities.
  • noun A cocktail lounge.
  • noun A living room.
  • noun A lobby.
  • noun A long couch, especially one having no back and a headrest at one end.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun An obsolete spelling of lunge.
  • noun The act of sauntering or strolling; the act of reclining at ease or lolling.
  • noun A place frequented by idlers.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A treat; a comfort.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To spend time lazily, whether lolling or idly sauntering; to pass time indolently; to stand, sit, or recline, in an indolent manner.
  • noun An idle gait or stroll; the state of reclining indolently; a place of lounging.
  • noun A piece of furniture resembling a sofa, upon which one may lie or recline.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A waiting room in an office, airport etc.
  • noun A domestic living room.
  • noun An establishment, similar to a bar, that serves alcohol and often plays background music or shows television.
  • noun A large comfortable seat for two or three people or more, a sofa or couch; also called lounge chair.
  • verb To relax as if in a lounge.

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

  • verb sit or recline comfortably
  • verb be about
  • noun an upholstered seat for more than one person
  • noun a room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait


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

[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 long.]


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