Definitions for: Lounge


[n] a public room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait
[n] an upholstered seat for more than one person
[v] sit or recline comfortably; "He was lounging on the sofa"
[v] be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"



Webster (1913) Definition: Lounge, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lounged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Lounging.] [OE. lungis a tall, slow, awkward fellow, OF.
longis, longin, said to be fr. Longinus, the name of the
centurion who pierced the body of Christ, but with reference
also to L. longus long. Cf. Long, a.]
To spend time lazily, whether lolling or idly sauntering; to
pass time indolently; to stand, sit, or recline, in an
indolent manner.

We lounge over the sciences, dawdle through literature,
yawn over politics. --J. Hannay.


Lounge, n.
1. An idle gait or stroll; the state of reclining indolently;
a place of lounging.

She went with Lady Stock to a bookseller's whose
shop ?erved as a fashionable lounge. --Miss
Edgeworth.

2. A piece of furniture resembling a sofa, upon which one may
lie or recline.

Synonyms: couch, footle, hang around, lallygag, linger, loaf, loiter, lollygag, lurk, mess about, mill about, mill around, sofa, tarry, waiting area, waiting room

See Also: be, cloakroom, convertible, daybed, departure lounge, divan, divan bed, love seat, lurch, prowl, room, seat, settee, sit, sit down, sofa bed, squab, tete-a-tete, vis-a-vis

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