A fencer lunges at her opponent.
- The definition of a lunge is a forward movement with a weapon or bodily force.
- An example of a lunge is how a fencer moves towards his opponent.
- An example of a lunge is a low forward squat.
- To lunge is defined as to move forward quickly.
An example of lunge is to grab for a foul ball at a baseball game.
- a sudden thrust with a sword or other weapon
- a sudden plunge forward
Origin of lungecontr. ; from allonge ; from Fr, literally , a lengthening ; from allonger, to lengthen, thrust ; from a- (; from Classical Latin ad), to + long ; from Classical Latin longus, long
Origin of lunge< lungethe
- A sudden thrust or pass, as with a sword.
- A sudden forward movement or plunge.
verblunged, lung·ing, lung·es
- To make a sudden thrust or pass.
- To move with a sudden thrust.
Origin of lungeFrom alteration of obsolete allonge, to thrust, from French allonger, from Old French alongier, to lengthen : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad–) + long, long (from Latin longus; see del-1 in Indo-European roots).
- A sudden forward movement, especially with a sword.
- 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 is used to control the animal while lungeing.
- An exercise performed by stepping forward one leg while kneeling with the other leg, then returning back to a standing position.
- A fish, the namaycush.
(third-person singular simple present lunges, present participle lunging or lungeing, simple past and past participle lunged)
- To make a sudden forward movement (present participle: lunging).
- To longe or work a horse in a circle around a handler (present participle: lunging or lungeing).