Definition of lounge in English:

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Pronunciation: /laʊn(d)ʒ/


[no object, with adverbial of place]
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.
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


1A public room in a hotel, theatre, or club in which to sit and relax: the hotel has a pleasant lounge and bar a TV lounge
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  • 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.
public room, sitting room, common room;
cocktail lounge
1.1A seating area in an airport for waiting passengers: the departure lounge
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  • 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’.
1.2British A sitting room in a house.
Example sentences
  • The house has a lounge / family room, kitchen cum dining room, sitting room, four bedrooms, a utility room and a bathroom.
  • Firemen say it may have been started by candles which were left burning in the lounge of the semi-detached house.
  • Police are treating as suspicious a blaze which wrecked the lounge of a house in Bedford.
living room, sitting room, parlour, front room, drawing room, morning room, reception room, salon, family room
2 [in singular] British An act or spell of lounging.
Example sentences
  • I'm personally having a lounge around the house day, and I'm looking forward to it.
  • I feel like having a lounge around day.
  • But they were letting you go inside, so Howie and I jumped and had a lounge around.


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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