laze

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v laze be idle; exist in a changeless situation "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch","He slugged in bed all morning"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Laze lāz To be lazy or idle.
    • v. t Laze To waste in sloth; to spend, as time, in idleness; as, to laze away whole days.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • laze To act, move, or rest idly or lazily; be lazy.
    • laze To waste in sloth; spend in idleness: generally with away: as, to laze away one's life: sometimes used reflexively.
    • n laze Laziness; inaction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Laze to be lazy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Lazy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. lasche—O. Fr. lasche (Fr. lâche), slack, weak, base—L. laxus, loose.

Usage

In literature:

I cannot say that either my brothers or I were ever much given to lazing in bed of a morning in Scotland itself.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
The tendency towards lazing and idling, the desire to make money without exertion, is strongly developed in Great Britain.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
Nothing but continuous lazing!
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
Maybe when we've done wi' graft an' feel that it 'ud be good to laze, likely we'll go down an' buy a homestead on the prairie.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
It lazed away, circling slowly, and he did not think it had seen them.
"The Legion of Lazarus" by Edmond Hamilton
And now I've lazed long enough, I must rustle about and see to things.
"The Triumph of Hilary Blachland" by Bertram Mitford
I feel inclined to laze.
"Lady Cassandra" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
If they felt like lazing, (as Pedro put it), they would laze.
"Unexplored!" by Allen Chaffee
He lazed and loafed, as he said.
"The Twilight of the Souls" by Louis Couperus
But somehow, here, there is never an hour to laze in.
"The Oyster" by A Peer
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In poetry:

The Duckmaloi lazed through the valley
In amber pools like tea
From some old fossicker's billy,
And I walked under the tree.
"The Brown Snake" by Douglas Alexander Stewart
And sleepy clock-hands laze away
The clockface wearily ascending.
Eternal, endless is the day,
And the embrace is never-ending.
"Unique Days" by Boris Pasternak
In bed I muse on Tenier's boors,
Embrowned and beery losels all;
A wakeful brain
Elaborates pain:
Within low doors the slugs of boors
Laze and yawn and doze again.
"The Bench Of Boors" by Herman Melville
The groom names not the hour,
be not guiled to tarry,
hark through ice the clarion voice,
your flax is drenched with chrism,
and, bidding goodbye to numb laze,
free, in love, you will rise.
"The Sense Of Your Bidding" by Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin

In news:

Forget lazing by Lake Winnipesaukee.
On a summer evening, laze away the gap between work and the game by watching the Braves get their bats warm.
Newly sheared sheep with soft suede skin bleated occasionally, but mostly lazed idly on the ground.
Photo by Sepp Jannotta, Homer News Although not in need of rescue, this harbor seal drew attention as it lazed on the docks in Halibut Cove recently.
Truth be told I'd love to laze about allowing my serving boys to feed me peeled grapes as I recline on a divan composed entirely of rejected F&Gs.
IT WAS ALMOST 11 O'CLOCK ON A NOVEMBER Saturday night, and as the rest of the spiffed-up New England Whalers were rushing from their dressing room to make last call at some Hart-ford pub, Gordie Howe lazed contentedly in a whirlpool tub.
Whether you're snuggling in for a good night's sleep or lazing around the house on a rainy Sunday, nothing beats a cozy pair of pajamas .
Tanning can be acquired from hours of lazing in the sun, but we all know that is not possible in Wyoming, let Year Round Brown help you keep your tan regularly.
Yachts laze by the docks overlooking the Potomac, where torpedoes once left port headed for World War II battleships.
I had given up on God, church and prayer, and I was a skid row bum lazing around in Wichita, Kan.
Kids lazing around the house doing all summer long.
These technicolor trumpets are members of the begonia family and are often seen lazing over picket fences and lighting up otherwise conservative corners of evergreen gardens.
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