- 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.
- A comfortable room in an airport where first class passengers go to wait for their flights is an example of the First Class lounge.
- A room off the lobby in a hotel where people can go and relax and listen to music and drink a drink is an example of a lounge.
- To lounge is defined as to lay around or sit around in some kind of comfortable couch or chair.
When you lay stretched out on the couch and relax, this is an example of a time when you lounge on the couch.
An airport club lounge.
intransitive verblounged, lounging
- to stand, move, sit, lie, etc. in a relaxed or lazy way; loll
- to spend time in idleness: they lounge around on street corners, wasting their lives
Origin of lounge15th-c. Scottish dialect, dialectal ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps lungis, laggard, lout ; from Old French longis ; from Classical Latin Longinus, apocryphal name of soldier who lanced Jesus in the side: sense influenced, influence in Old French by associated, association with longe, long, slow ; from Classical Latin longus, long
- an act or time of lounging
- Archaic a lounging gait or stroll
- a room, as in a hotel or theater, where guests or patrons may go to relax, socialize, smoke, etc.
- cocktail lounge
- a couch or sofa, esp. a backless one with a headrest at one end
verblounged lounged, loung·ing, loung·es
- To move or act in a lazy, relaxed way; loll: lounging on the sofa; lounged around in pajamas.
- To pass time idly: lounged in Venice till June.
- A public waiting room, as in a hotel or an air terminal, often having smoking or lavatory facilities.
- A cocktail lounge.
- a. A living room.b. A lobby.
- A long couch, especially one having no back and a headrest at one end.
Origin of loungePossibly from French s'allonger, to stretch out, from Old French alongier, to lengthen, from Medieval Latin allongāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin longus, long; see long1.
(third-person singular simple present lounges, present participle lounging, simple past and past participle lounged)
- To relax; to spend time lazily; to stand, sit, or recline, in an indolent manner.