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Origin uncertain, possibly from French s'allonger(to lie down)



lounge ‎(plural lounges)

  1. A waiting room in an office, airport etc.
  2. A domestic living room.
    • 1954, Alexander Alderson, The Subtle Minotaur,[1] chapter 18:
      The lounge was furnished in old English oak and big Knole settees. There were rugs from Tabriz and Kerman on the highly polished floor. [] A table lamp was fashioned from a silver Egyptian hookah.
  3. An establishment, similar to a bar, that serves alcohol and often plays background music or shows television.
  4. A large comfortable seat for two or three people or more, a sofa or couch; also called lounge chair.
  5. The act of one who lounges; idle reclining.
    • 1849, The Knickerbocker (volume 33, page 198)
      That is, he devoted his waking hours to lounges among the habitués of Chestnut-street, and lollings in an arm-chair of 'Squire Coke in Walnut-street.



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lounge ‎(third-person singular simple present lounges, present participle lounging, simple past and past participle lounged)

  1. To relax; to spend time lazily; to stand, sit, or recline, in an indolent manner.
    • J. Hannay
      We lounge over the sciences, dawdle through literature, yawn over politics.


Derived terms[edit]




Etymology 1[edit]

lo +‎ unge


lounge c

  1. The offspring of a lynx

Inflection of lounge 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lounge loungen loungar loungarna
Genitive lounges loungens loungars loungarnas

Etymology 2[edit]

From English


lounge c

  1. Lounge, waiting room


Inflection of lounge 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lounge loungen lounger loungerna
Genitive lounges loungens loungers loungernas