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Definition of LOUNGE

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Lounge \Lounge\ (lounj), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lounged} (lounjd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lounging} (loun"j[i^]ng).] [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. [1913 Webster]

           We lounge over the sciences, dawdle through literature, yawn over politics.                      --J. Hannay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Lounge \Lounge\, n.
     1. An idle gait or stroll; the state of reclining indolently; a place of lounging. [1913 Webster]

              She went with Lady Stock to a bookseller's whose shop served as a fashionable lounge.  --Miss Edgeworth. [1913 Webster]

     2. A piece of furniture resembling a sofa, upon which one may lie or recline. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

84 Moby Thesaurus words for "lounge":
     antechamber, anteroom, audience chamber, bar, barroom, bed, bed down, bum, bum around, cocktail lounge, couch, crawl, curl up, dally, divan, do nothing, drift, drinkery, foyer, front room, go to bed, go to rest, goldbrick, goof off, greenroom, grovel, hang around, idle, languish, lay, laze, lazy, lie, lie around, lie down, lie flat, lie limply, lie prone, lie prostrate, loaf, lobby, loiter, loiter about, loll, loll around, lollop around, lounge around, mooch around, moon, moon around, parlor, pothouse, presence chamber, pub, reception room, recline, repose, rest, salon, saloon, saloon bar, settee, settle, settle to rest, side room, sit around, slack, slouch, slouch around, snug down, sofa, sprawl, stand around, studio couch, take it easy, take life easy, tap, taproom, tete-a-tete, throne room, vegetate, vestibule, waiting room, wardroom


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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