See also: Lunge and lungë

EnglishEdit

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A tennis player lunging for the ball.

EtymologyEdit

From French allonge, from Old French alonge, from alongier, from Vulgar Latin *allongare, from ad + Late Latin longare, from Latin longus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lʌndʒ/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌndʒ

NounEdit

lunge (plural lunges)

  1. A sudden forward movement, especially with a sword.
    • 2010 December 28, Kevin Darlin, “West Brom 1 - 3 Blackburn”, in BBC[1]:
      A moment of madness from double goalscorer Kalinic put Rovers' fate back in the balance when the Croat caught Scharner with a late, dangerous lunge and was shown a straight red card by referee Phil Dowd.
  2. A long rope or flat web line, more commonly referred to as a lunge line, approximately 20–30 feet long, attached to the bridle, lungeing cavesson, or halter of a horse and used to control the animal while lungeing.
  3. An exercise performed by stepping forward one leg while kneeling with the other leg, then returning to a standing position.
  4. A fish, the namaycush.

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VerbEdit

lunge (third-person singular simple present lunges, present participle lunging or lungeing, simple past and past participle lunged)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To (cause to) make a sudden forward movement (present participle: lunging).
    I lunged at the police officer and made a grab for her gun.
    • 2004, Louis L'Amour, Rustlers of West Fork
      With savage desperation the Indian lunged his horse straight at Hopalong and, knife in hand, leaped for him!
  2. (transitive) To longe or work a horse in a circle around a handler (present participle: lunging or lungeing).

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse lunga, from Proto-Germanic *lungô (literally the light organ), cognate with Norwegian lunge, Swedish lunga, German Lunge, English lung. The noun is derived from Proto-Indo-European *lengʷʰ- (light, agile, nimble).

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NounEdit

lunge c (singular definite lungen, plural indefinite lunger)

  1. (anatomy) lung

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lunge

  1. Archaic form of lungi.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *lungô (the light organ), from Proto-Indo-European *lengʷʰ- (light, agile, nimble). Compare Dutch long, English lung, Danish lunge, German Lunge, Swedish lunga, Icelandic lunga.

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lunge m or f (definite singular lunga or lungen, indefinite plural lunger, definite plural lungene)

  1. (anatomy) a lung

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *lungô (the light organ), from Proto-Indo-European *lengʷʰ- (light, agile, nimble). Akin to English lung.

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lunge f (definite singular lunga, indefinite plural lunger, definite plural lungene)

  1. (anatomy) a lung

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