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See also: Lunge and lùngè


Alternative forms[edit]

A tennis player lunging for the ball.


From French allonge, from Old French alonge, from alongier, from Vulgar Latin *allongare, from ad + Late Latin longare, from Latin longus.



lunge (plural lunges)

  1. A sudden forward movement, especially with a sword.
    • 2010 December 28, Kevin Darlin, “West Brom 1 - 3 Blackburn”, BBC:
      A moment of madness from double goalscorer Kalinic put Rovers' fate back in the balance when the Croat caught Scharner with a late, dangerous lunge and was shown a straight red card by referee Phil Dowd.
  2. 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.
  3. An exercise performed by stepping forward one leg while kneeling with the other leg, then returning back to a standing position.
  4. A fish, the namaycush.

Derived terms[edit]


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lunge (third-person singular simple present lunges, present participle lunging or lungeing, simple past and past participle lunged)

  1. To make a sudden forward movement (present participle: lunging).
  2. To longe or work a horse in a circle around a handler (present participle: lunging or lungeing).


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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lunge m, f (definite singular lunga or lungen, indefinite plural lunger, definite plural lungene)

  1. (anatomy) a lung

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:

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lunge f (definite singular lunga, indefinite plural lunger, definite plural lungene)

  1. (anatomy) a lung