lounge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v lounge sit or recline comfortably "He was lounging on the sofa"
    • v lounge be about "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square","Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"
    • n lounge a room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait
    • n lounge an upholstered seat for more than one person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lounge A piece of furniture resembling a sofa, upon which one may lie or recline.
    • Lounge An idle gait or stroll; the state of reclining indolently; a place of lounging. "She went with Lady Stock to a bookseller's whose shop served as a fashionable lounge ."
    • v. i Lounge lounj To spend time lazily, whether lolling or idly sauntering; to pass time indolently; to stand, sit, or recline, in an indolent manner. "We lounge over the sciences, dawdle through literature, yawn over politics."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lounge To act, move, or rest in a lazy or listless manner; move about or do anything with negligence or indifference.
    • lounge To recline in a lazy attitude; loll: as, to lounge on a sofa.
    • n lounge The act of sauntering or strolling; the act of reclining at ease or lolling.
    • n lounge A place frequented by idlers.
    • n lounge A kind of sofa for reclining, having one arm only and a low back, or no back, so as to be used from either side.
    • n lounge A treat; a comfort.
    • n lounge An obsolete spelling of lunge.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Lounge lownj to recline at one's ease: to move about listlessly
    • n Lounge the act or state of lounging: an idle stroll: a place for lounging: a kind of sofa
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Quotations

  • Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
    “The evolution of the capitalist style of life could be easily -- and perhaps most tellingly -- described in terms of the genesis of the modern Lounge Suit.”
  • Mrs Patrick Campbell
    Mrs Patrick Campbell
    “The deep, deep peace of the double-bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise-lounge.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. lungis, a tall, slow, awkward fellow, OF. longis, longin, said to be fr. Longinus, the name of the centurion who pierced the body of Christ, but with reference also to L. longus, long. Cf. Long (a.)

Usage

In literature:

Passengers on A and B Decks are invited to witness the passing of the Satellites from the Observation Lounge in half an hour.
"The Colors of Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Even the upholstery of chairs and the lounge had been ripped.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
Loungers lounge at the springs as if they really enjoyed it.
"Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska" by Charles Warren Stoddard
He lounges about all day, apparently doing nothing; he is the only idler around.
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
She had the prettiest little lounging-room.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
We were lounging on the tug, so far as I remember, because we were lounging on the tug.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
They broke open the cabinets and refrigerator in the back of the lounge and pulled out surro-ham and rolls, while Johnny got some coffee going.
"Gold in the Sky" by Alan Edward Nourse
Half way across the garden, he was arrested by a call from the lounge.
"Teddy: Her Book" by Anna Chapin Ray
John Trueman, who lived "down the road," was lounging along behind.
"Country Neighbors" by Alice Brown
What are they doing in the lounge?
"Adaptation" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
When tea was over they lounged out on the bridge.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Nasmyth's dinner was over and he lay, pipe in hand, in an easy-chair in his smoking-room, with Lisle lounging opposite him.
"The Long Portage" by Harold Bindloss
I shall lie here on the lounge till morning.
"A Beautiful Alien" by Julia Magruder
Early next morning I found him awaiting me in the lounge and smoking an excellent cigar.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
He went straight to the bureau, took something from a drawer, slipped it into his pocket, turned and dropped upon a lounge.
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
Sitting in that great lounging chair, Madeline looked very fair, very childlike.
"Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter" by Lawrence L. Lynch
He was heavily sunk in one of the cane chairs in the lounge and he looked at me with glassy eyes.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
Elizabeth led the old man to the lounge on tiptoe.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
Midway down it was the door leading to the women's lounge.
"The Long Voyage" by Carl Richard Jacobi
He went into his own room, looked soberly around, sat down on the lounge, suddenly tired.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
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In poetry:

The sands are alive with sunshine,
The bathers lounge and throng,
And out in the bay a bugle
Is lilting a gallant song.
"The Sands Are Alive With Sunshine" by William Ernest Henley
Lounge in his lodge, and long and long
For Allen a Dale's delightful song,
Or smack his lips at thought of one
Drink from the Friar's demijohn.
"The Archer" by Maurice Thompson
His mission? Well, there is but one,
And if it is a mission he knows it, nay,
To be a happy idler, to lounge and sun,
And dreaming, pass his long-drawn days away.
"The Idler" by Alice Dunbar-Nelson
Yet no grim misanthrope am I,
Who fears, distrusts, and hates his race;
I merely wish them to pass by,
And seek some other lounging-place;
For, frankly, I should love them more
A little further from my door.
"My Bores" by John Lawson Stoddard
Beneath the trees I lounged at ease
And watched them speed the pace;
They swerved and swung, they clutched and clung,
They leapt in roaring chase;
The crowd was thrilled, a chap was killed:
It was a splendid race.
"Rivera Honeymoon" by Robert W Service
With them I'd like to take just now a little bit of ease,
A-lounging where I used to, sir, beneath the apple trees,
A-whittling and a-swapping jokes with Bill and Tom and Ned,
The while our fancies flit across the lore of trundle bed.
"If I Had A Million" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

A bit of hot goss just came our way regarding last night's Road to Bonnaroo installment at Mercy Lounge.
Missouri Lounge's State of Disrepair .
The women's bathroom sink at Missouri Lounge is broken and has been for as long as I can remember, but that's okay because there's another right next to it.
Olivia Munn recently signed a New Era Cap that will be auctioned off to the Boys and Girls Club Los Angeles at HBO Luxury Lounge in honor of the Emmys.
Starring as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago, the youngest Simpson was joined by her sister Jessica, husband Pete Wentz and father, Joe Simpson, at the afterparty, which took place at the Inc Lounge in The Time Hotel.
Lounge-pop keys, gently rough guitar parts and smart, catchy pop melodies take this talented local band to the head of the class.
Lounging in first class on Emirates Airlines.
The blacony of the rooftop Sky Lounge.
The Mercury Lounge balanced both for a decade.
Dry Dock defeated Blue Lounge and Remie's Roses took care of Third Base 2.
Armitage Wine Lounge and Café.
But what do you call the ramped-up eggs Benedict at Armitage Wine Lounge and Café.
Naked Lounge Downtown (1111 H St in Sac).
Carmen Electra (in Shoshanna) dancing while Jermaine Dupri DJ'd at the WWE SummerSlam Kick Off Party at the Roosevelt Hotel in L.A. Janelle Monae performing at the CHASE freedom lounge at Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco.
You won't find Barbie lounging around her Dream House this summer.
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In science:

The bugs moved into the new lounge were found quickly.
Having Your Cake and Eating It Too: Autonomy and Interaction in a Model of Sentence Processing
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