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Definition of "lounge" []

  • To move or act in a lazy, relaxed way; loll: lounging on the sofa; lounged around in pajamas. (verb-intransitive)
  • To pass time idly: lounged in Venice till June. (verb-intransitive)
  • To pass (time) in a lazy, relaxed, or idle way: lounged the day away. (verb-transitive)
  • A public waiting room, as in a hotel or an air terminal, often having smoking or lavatory facilities. (noun)
  • A cocktail lounge. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lounge" in a sentence
  • "Old pal Anton Corbijn is in the Dover Street Arts Club for a charity meeting with Prince Philip but he hasn't fully grasped the meaning of the expression 'lounge suit'."
  • "When the word "lounge" attaches itself to anything sartorial, it conjures up all sorts of "Sopranos" imagery and connotations."
  • "(Apparently the lounge is the place for young valley movers and shakers to wheel and deal.)"