from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A room for the accommodation of idle visitors, or persons who are waiting, as in a club-house.


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  • The lower part of the house, which is supported on pillars, is mainly open, and is used for billiard-room, church, lounging-room, afternoon tea-room, and audience-room; but I see nothing of the friendly, easy-going to and fro of Chinese and Malays, which was a pleasant feature of the

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • When all but twenty dollars of his money was gone, he moved to a fifteen-cent lodging-house in the Bowery, where there was a bare lounging-room filled with tables and benches as well as some chairs.

    Sister Carrie

  • With tables, chairs, bookcases, and sofas comfortably disposed, this ample central room above and below is, in many respects, the most agreeable lounging-room of the house; while the parlors below and the chambers above, opening upon it, form agreeable withdrawing-rooms for purposes of greater privacy.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864

  • But it was a fact that conversations of a certain type were instinctively stopped when this young fellow entered a room -- though it were the lounging-room of the notorious Yacht club itself.

    The Genius

  • Connecting this with the drawing-room where she stood was a small red lounging-room, walls, floor and furniture all covered with crimson velvet.

    The Coast of Chance

  • A "rotunda" with glass roof at the rear of hall, first story, is intended as a lounging-room for ladies and gentlemen, and a veranda 35 feet in width in front opens upon Bull Street.

    The American Architect and Building News, Vol. 27, No. 733, January 11, 1890

  • The "bull-pen" proved to be a combination reading and lounging-room for the troopers not on duty.

    Raw Gold A Novel

  • But in the club's great central apartment -- which was reception - room, lounging-room, and tea-room, and which, opened to the immense porches, was used for dances in summer, and closed and holly-trimmed, was the scene of many a winter dance as well -- a dozen good friends and neighbors lingered for tea.

    The Heart of Rachael

  • He noted, much too carefully for a happy man, the trophies of the lounging-room.

    The Trail of the Hawk A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life

  • Godfrey met me at the stair-foot, and led the way into what was evidently a lounging-room.

    The Gloved Hand


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