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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.]

loung′er n.


1. (Furniture) a comfortable sometimes adjustable couch or extending chair designed for someone to relax on
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a loose comfortable leisure garment
3. a person who lounges


(ˈlaʊn dʒər)

1. a person or thing that lounges.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lounger - someone who wastes timelounger - someone who wastes time    
do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, bum - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"
2.lounger - an armchair whose back can be lowered and foot can be raised to allow the sitter to recline in itlounger - an armchair whose back can be lowered and foot can be raised to allow the sitter to recline in it
armchair - chair with a support on each side for arms
3.lounger - an article of clothing designed for comfort and leisure wear
loungewear - clothing suitable for relaxation


[ˈlaʊndʒəʳ] Ngandul m, haragán/ana m/f


Nichtstuer(in) m(f), → Faulenzer(in) m(f)
(Brit: = reclining chair) → Ruhesessel m


[ˈlaʊndʒəʳ] nlettino da spiaggia
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Tall and with dusky cheeks and hair that fell in a mass from her shoul- ders, a figure should come striding down the stair- way before the startled loungers in the hotel office.
The little group of loungers before the building had suddenly disappeared.
There grief might freely expend itself without being disturbed by the trifling loungers who came from a picnic party to visit Pere-la-Chaise, or by lovers who make it their rendezvous.
Certainly the sight of him would not have been any added inducement to making a stay in the valley,--some of the afternoon loungers in Happar having politely urged Toby to spend a few days with them,--there was a feast coming on.
There remain a few idle men of fortune, tavern and grog-shop loungers, lazzaroni, old bachelors, decaying maidens, and people of crooked intellect or temper, all of whom may find their like, or some tolerable approach to it, in the plentiful diversity of our latter class.
At his fall the guardsmen took to their heels in one direction and the loungers in the other, while a number of better-dressed people, who had watched the scuffle without taking part in it, crowded in to help the lady and to attend to the injured man.
Being graceful and interesting, standing moreover on the momentary threshold of womanhood, her appearance drew down upon her some sly regards from loungers in the streets of Chaseborough; hence, though sometimes her journey to the town was made independently, she always searched for her fellows at nightfall, to have the protection of their companionship homeward.
On many such loungers have the speckled shadows of those trees often fallen; on the like bent head, the bitten nail, the lowering eye, the lingering step, the purposeless and dreamy air, the good consuming and consumed, the life turned sour.
As the day was splendid, however, and the concourse of vehicles, walkers, and loungers numerous, the young Americans found their progress much delayed.
Every thing was worn out--every block of stone was smooth and almost shapeless with the polishing hands and shoulders of loungers who devoutly idled here in by-gone centuries and have died and gone to the dev--no, simply died, I mean.
It must be stated, in honor of the good sense of the loungers of Paris, that the greater part of this crowd directed their steps towards the bonfire, which was quite in season, or towards the mystery play, which was to be presented in the grand hall of the Palais de Justice (the courts of law), which was well roofed and walled; and that the curious left the poor, scantily flowered maypole to shiver all alone beneath the sky of January, in the cemetery of the Chapel of Braque.
He made his way down to the lane, which was still crowded with villagers and loungers.