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
intransitive verblunged, lung′ing
Origin of lunge< lungethe noun
transitive verblunged, lung′ing
- 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).