Definition of Lounge

1. Noun. An upholstered seat for more than one person.

Exact synonyms: Couch, Sofa
Specialized synonyms: Convertible, Sofa Bed, Daybed, Divan Bed, Divan, Love Seat, Loveseat, Tete-a-tete, Vis-a-vis, Settee, Squab
Generic synonyms: Seat

2. Verb. Sit or recline comfortably. "There lounge some children in the rocking chair"; "He was lounging on the sofa"
Generic synonyms: Sit, Sit Down
Derivative terms: Lounger, Lounger

3. Noun. A room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait.
Exact synonyms: Waiting Area, Waiting Room
Specialized synonyms: Cloakroom, Departure Lounge
Generic synonyms: Room

4. Verb. Be about. "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"
Exact synonyms: Footle, Hang Around, Lallygag, Linger, Loaf, Loiter, Lollygag, Lurk, Mess About, Mill About, Mill Around, Tarry
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Lurch, Prowl
Derivative terms: Lingerer, Loiterer, Lounger

Definition of Lounge

1. v. i. To spend time lazily, whether lolling or idly sauntering; to pass time indolently; to stand, sit, or recline, in an indolent manner.

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

Definition of Lounge

1. Noun. A waiting room in an office, airport etc. ¹

2. Noun. A domestic living room. ¹

3. Noun. An establishment, similar to a bar, that serves alcohol and often plays background music or shows television. ¹

4. Noun. A large comfortable seat for two or three people or more, a sofa or couch; also called ''lounge chair''. ¹

5. Verb. To relax as if in a lounge. ¹

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Definition of Lounge

1. to recline or lean in a relaxed, lazy manner [v LOUNGED, LOUNGING, LOUNGES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lounge

lounge (current term)
lounge about
lounge around
lounge car
lounge chair
lounge lizard
lounge lizards
lounge music
lounge suit

Literary usage of Lounge

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"1955 The OED mentions that Ogilvie's dictionary enters the word in the form chaise-lounge, a spelling not rae- And it is used with to and the infinitive: ..."

2. The House and Home: A Practical Book by Lyman Abbott (1896)
"The library table is low, the chairs easy and comfortable, a lounge, and always a lounge, within easy range of light and fire. U'e have so far emancipated ..."

3. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1777)
"... gtt>d lounge. 4/0. li. Bew. ... good lounge, he has at lead fung about it and about it. Venus attiring the Graces. $to. 6J. ..."

4. Social Life at the English Universities in the Eighteenth Century by Christopher Wordsworth (1874)
"By One of the Old School,' 1825, professes on its title-page to be ' Intended as a lounge-Book for Londoners and their Country Cousins. ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"The exchange soon became a fashionable lounge for citizens of all classes, and the shops in the upper walk or pawn fetched ..."

6. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... casino, lodge, cot (poetic or literary). cottager, n. cotter, cottar, cottier. conch, n. 1. See BED, LITTER. I. Spec, lounge, dormouse, settee, divan, ..."

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