The definition of a lounge is an area in a public place such as a hotel, airport or club, where you can sit, wait and relax.(noun)
To lounge is defined as to lay around or sit around in some kind of comfortable couch or chair.(verb)
When you lay stretched out on the couch and relax, this is an example of a time when you lounge on the couch.
See lounge in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: 15th-c. Scot dial. < ? lungis, laggard, lout < OFr longis < L Longinus, apocryphal name of soldier who lanced Jesus in the side: sense infl. in OFr by assoc. with longe, long, slow < L longus, long
See lounge in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb lounged lounged, loung·ing, loung·es verb, intransitive
Origin: Possibly from French s'allonger, to stretch out
Origin: , from Old French alongier, to lengthen
Origin: , from Medieval Latin allongāre
Origin: : Latin ad-, ad-
Origin: + Latin longus, long; see long1.
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