Crossword clues for lounge
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lounge \Lounge\ (lounj), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lounged (lounjd); p. pr. & vb. n. Lounging (loun"j[i^]ng).] [OE. lungis a tall, slow, awkward fellow, OF. longis, longin, said to be fr. Longinus, the name of the centurion who pierced the body of Christ, but with reference also to L. longus long. Cf. Long,
] To spend time lazily, whether lolling or idly sauntering; to pass time indolently; to stand, sit, or recline, in an indolent manner.
We lounge over the sciences, dawdle through literature, yawn over politics.
Lounge \Lounge\, n.
An idle gait or stroll; the state of reclining indolently; a place of lounging.
She went with Lady Stock to a bookseller's whose shop served as a fashionable lounge.
A piece of furniture resembling a sofa, upon which one may lie or recline.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"comfortable drawing room," 1881, from lounge (v.); in the sense of "couch on which one can lie at full length," it is attested from 1830. Lounge lizard is by 1917, perhaps from 1912, a term of contempt, originally in reference to men who hung around in tea rooms to flirt.
"to loll idly," c.1500, Scottish, of uncertain origin, perhaps [Barnhart] from French s'allonger (paresseusement) "to lounge about, lie at full length," from Old French alongier "lengthen," from Latin longus "long" (see long (adj.)). Another etymology traces it through obsolete lungis (n.) "slow, lazy person" (c.1560), from Middle French longis, a generic application of Longinus, supposed to be the name of the centurion who pierced Christ's side with a spear in John xix:34. Popular etymology associated the name directly with long (adj.). Related: Lounged; lounging.
n. 1 A waiting room in an office, airport etc. 2 A domestic living room. 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. vb. To relax; to spend time lazily; to stand, sit, or recline, in an indolent manner.
v. sit or recline comfortably; "He was lounging on the sofa"
be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?" [syn: loiter, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around]
Lounge may refer to:
Usage examples of "lounge".
In the lounge, Data spotted Darryl Adin sitting alone at a table near the viewports, looking out at the stars.
So she sat beside Rillao and watched the boneless beings lounge and spout and push agates into new swirls and patterns.
Lord Clevedale lounged beside the old gentleman, and was frankly agog with curiosity.
With forced nonchalance, he stopped in the arboretum for a stroll through the greenery, then at the observation lounge for a nightcap.
Freddy looked up in irritation as Jennifer Banda came into the lounge.
His wide and fleshy chest under barathea or blue lounge suit moved grandly with deep breaths, as if always fresh from some exhilaration.
Safe for the moment with the lounge between them, Shanna made a comic face at him, but her eyes spoke volumes as they sparkled in coquettish witchery, half challenging, half beckoning him.
Then came archers of the guard, shrill-voiced women of the camp, English pages with their fair skins and blue wondering eyes, dark-robed friars, lounging men-at-arms, swarthy loud-tongued Gascon serving-men, seamen from the river, rude peasants of the Medoc, and becloaked and befeathered squires of the court, all jostling and pushing in an ever-changing, many-colored stream, while English, French, Welsh, Basque, and the varied dialects of Gascony and Guienne filled the air with their babel.
Supposedly in her bridal tent, lounging in a silken gown among silken cushions with kohl on her eyelids, henna on her fingertips, attar of rose, jasmine, and orange blossom perfuming the air, Zohra instead was standing on the very top of the Tel, dressed in an old caftan and trousers that she had stolen from her father.
One of the pair lounging in colorful silk robes with Brugh and Taeric had blue eyes and almost white hair, the other skin nearly as dark as her eyes.
LATE in the afternoon of the second day, Margaret Brye entered the cocktail lounge of the fashionable Hotel Clairmont.
Lounging around a noisy Chicano bar in the middle of a communist riot?
The burly young man who had accompanied him to the Cooley pig roast lounged against the side wall under a window.
She can see into the communications cubby from her position in the lounge.
The first-class lounge at Heathrow provided Internet access in nice little cubi- cles providing some privacy, but Castillo decided against sending his boss an e-mail announcing where he was and where he was going.