See also: Lounge
- IPA(key): /laʊnd͡ʒ/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- Rhymes: -aʊnd͡ʒ
- (Hong Kong) IPA(key): /laʊnd͡ʒ/, (proscribed) /lɔnd͡ʒ/
- To relax; to spend time lazily; to stand, sit, or recline, in an indolent manner.
- We like to spend our Sundays lounging about at home in our pyjamas.
- 1854, J. Hannay, Singleton Fontenoy, R.N:
- We lounge over the sciences, dawdle through literature, yawn over politics.
- To walk or go in a leisurely manner.
- 1911, James George Frazer, The Golden Bough, volume 9, page 287:
- When this bejewelled exquisite lounged through the streets playing on his flute, puffing at a cigar, and smelling at a nosegay, the people whom he met threw themselves on the earth before him and prayed to him with sighs and tears.
- 2023 August 24, Pauline Lester, Marjorie Dean College Sophomore, BoD - Books on Demand, →ISBN, page 47:
- As she lounged past Leila's car she cast an insolent glance at the Irish girl.
lounge (plural lounges)
- (now rare) A place where one can lounge; an area, establishment, house etc. where loungers gather and where one can relax and be at ease.
- 1791, Charlotte Smith, Celestina, Broadview, published 2004, page 196:
- He […] prevailed on Captain Musgrave to introduce him to a family, where he supposed he might find a monstrous good lounge for the rest of the time he was to be quartered in the neighbourhood.
- 1803 (date written), [Jane Austen], Northanger Abbey; published in Northanger Abbey: And Persuasion. […], volumes (please specify |volume=I or II), London: John Murray, […], 20 December 1817 (indicated as 1818), →OCLC:
- Every search for him was equally unsuccessful, in morning lounges or evening assemblies.
- 1834, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter II, in Francesca Carrara. […], volume II, London: Richard Bentley, […], (successor to Henry Colburn), →OCLC, page 16:
- One morning she accompanied Madame de Soissons to the fair, then the favourite lounge and amusement. The Comtesse bought every trifle that caught her eye, while Francesca looked on.
- The act of someone who lounges; idle reclining.
- 1849, The Knickerbocker, volume 33, page 198:
- That is, he devoted his waking hours to lounges among the habitués of Chestnut-street, and lollings in an arm-chair of 'Squire Coke in Walnut-street.
- (Britain) The living room or sitting room of a house.
- 1954, Alexander Alderson, chapter 18, in The Subtle Minotaur:
- The lounge was furnished in old English oak and big Knole settees. There were rugs from Tabriz and Kerman on the highly polished floor. […] A table lamp was fashioned from a silver Egyptian hookah.
- A large comfortable seat for two or three people or more, a sofa or couch; also called lounge chair.
- A waiting room in an office, airport etc.
- An establishment, similar to a bar, that serves alcohol and often plays background music or shows television.
- (living room): loungeroom (Australia), sitting room (Britain), parlour
- (pub): See also Thesaurus:pub
large comfortable seat
Derived terms Edit
Terms derived from the noun or verb lounge
- airport lounge
- banana lounge
- chaise lounge
- champagne lounge
- cocktail lounge
- departure lounge
- KTV lounge
- ladies' lounge
- liquor lounge
- lounge bag
- lounge car
- lounge chair
- lounge diner
- lounge lizard
- lounge music
- lounge room
- lounge suit
- sewing lounge
- sky lounge
- sun lounge
- transit lounge
- ultra lounge
- VIP lounge
Norwegian Bokmål Edit
- a lounge (usually in a hotel, airport or ship)
- “lounge” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
lounge m (plural lounges or lounge)
Etymology 1 Edit
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Etymology 2 Edit
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