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lounge

Syllabification: lounge
Pronunciation: /lounj
 
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Definition of lounge in English:

verb

[no object]
Lie, sit, or stand in a relaxed or lazy way: several students were lounging about reading papers
More example sentences
  • It's been a day for idleness, for loafing about, for lounging, dozing, snacking and dozing some more.
  • Sitting at a settee, Geneva lounged on it luxuriously while Margaret found the letter.
  • The gas logs blazed as I lounged in my recliner and watched television with the beeper on the table.
Synonyms
laze, lie, loll, lie back, lean back, recline, stretch oneself, drape oneself, relax, rest, repose, take it easy, put one's feet up, unwind, luxuriate;
sprawl, slump, slouch, flop;
loaf, idle, do nothing
informal take a load off, kick back, chill (out), chillax

noun

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1A public room, as in a hotel, theater, or club, in which to sit and relax.
Example sentences
  • A few months ago, I was relaxing in the coffee lounge of a large hotel after an anniversary dinner with my wife.
  • Two girls worked in the library, one in the club office, and the rest were spread out in the preparation room and the club lounge, where there was an icecream counter.
  • Discussions are still taking place as to whether the new meeting room will be a bookable room or a lounge exclusively for campus clubs.
Synonyms
dated parlor, drawing room
1.1A spacious area in an airport with seats for waiting passengers: the departure lounge
More example sentences
  • These will be placed in high footfall areas like airport lounges, shopping malls and large retail chains, and will stock over 600 fast-moving models.
  • "Our plan is to provide more space at the airport lounges especially for international passengers.
  • So, like many writers before me, I'm writing my column in the departure lounge of an airport looking at the board which says ‘Delayed’.
Synonyms
1.2 short for cocktail lounge.
2A couch or sofa, especially a backless one having a headrest at one end.
Example sentences
  • The parlor was adorned with a simple dark brown leather couch and lounge, a radio, and a coffee table.
  • While couches and lounges decreased in popularity as the nineteenth century drew to a close, sofas became an essential item in every household, and the sofa bed became almost as ubiquitous.
  • The old doctor sat by the fireside, talking to his fair patient who was lying on the lounge.

Origin

early 16th century (in the sense 'move indolently'): perhaps symbolic of slow movement. sense 1 of the noun dates from the late 19th century.

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