v. lounged, loung·ing, loung·es
1. To move or act in a lazy, relaxed way; loll: lounging on the sofa; lounged around in pajamas.
2. To pass time idly: lounged in Venice till June.
To pass (time) in a lazy, relaxed, or idle way: lounged the day away.
1. A public waiting room, as in a hotel or an air terminal, often having smoking or lavatory facilities.
2. A cocktail lounge.
a. A living room.
b. A lobby.
4. A long couch, especially one having no back and a headrest at one end.
[Possibly from French s'allonger, to stretch out, from Old French alongier, to lengthen, from Medieval Latin allongāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin longus, long; see LONG1.]
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