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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [lounj]
    • /laʊndʒ/
    • /laʊndʒ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [lounj]
    • /laʊndʒ/

Definitions of lounge word

  • verb without object lounge to pass time idly and indolently. 1
  • verb without object lounge to rest or recline indolently; loll: We lounged in the sun all afternoon. 1
  • verb without object lounge to go or move in a leisurely, indolent manner; saunter (usually followed by around, along, off, etc.). 1
  • verb with object lounge to pass (time) in lounging (usually followed by away or out): to lounge away the afternoon. 1
  • noun lounge a sofa for reclining, sometimes backless, having a headrest at one end. 1
  • noun lounge a place for sitting, waiting, smoking, etc., especially a large public room, as in a hotel, theater, or air terminal, often with adjoining washrooms. 1

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Origin of lounge

First appearance:

before 1500
One of the 26% oldest English words
First recorded in 1500-10; origin uncertain

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Parts of speech for Lounge


lounge popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for lounge

verb lounge

  • sprawl — to be stretched or spread out in an unnatural or ungraceful manner: The puppy's legs sprawled in all directions.
  • relax — to make less tense, rigid, or firm; make lax: to relax the muscles.
  • recline — to lean or lie back; rest in a recumbent position.
  • loll — to recline or lean in a relaxed, lazy, or indolent manner; lounge: to loll on a sofa.
  • idle — not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing: idle workers.

noun lounge

  • living room — a room in a home used, especially by a family, for leisure activities, entertaining guests, etc.; parlor.
  • drawing room — a formal reception room, especially in an apartment or private house.
  • sitting room — a small living room, often one that forms part of a suite in a hotel, private house, etc.
  • family room — a room in a house used as a center for family activities.
  • salon — a drawing room or reception room in a large house.

Antonyms for lounge

verb lounge

  • straighten — make straight
  • hustle — to proceed or work rapidly or energetically: to hustle about putting a house in order.
  • do — Informal. a burst of frenzied activity; action; commotion.
  • energize — Give vitality and enthusiasm to.
  • energise — Alternative form of energize.

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