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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
References in classic literature ?
He had been there often, during a whole year, and had always been the same moody and morose lounger there.
The careless glance of a lounger on the pavement of Pall Mall filled him with a sudden anger.
But the flow of this fugitive sympathy, characteristic of Parisians, was dried immediately; for as soon as the stranger saw himself the object of attention, he looked at his observer with so savage an air that the boldest lounger hurried his step as though he had trod upon a serpent.
All the stars exceed it in rapidity, and the earth herself is at this moment carrying us round the sun at three times as rapid a rate, and yet she is a mere lounger on the way compared with many others of the planets
This patient lounger attracted little attention from any of those who passed, and bestowed as little upon them.
The windows of the rooms on that side, lately occupied by Provis, were dark and still, and there was no lounger in Garden Court.
The curious spectators had exhausted the conversation of the steward, who had drunk good fellowship with half of his acquaintance, and, as Natty was no longer in motion, by eight o’clock, Billy Kirby, who was the last lounger at the window, retired into the “Templeton Coffee-house,” when Natty rose and hung a blanket before the opening, and the prisoners apparently retired for the night.
Once fairly in the dockyard, he began to reckon upon some happy intercourse with Fanny, as they were very soon joined by a brother lounger of Mr.
Still he went on, for his mind was as utterly narrowed into that precipitous crevice of play as if he had been the most ignorant lounger there.
As Arthur came over the stile and down to the water's edge, the lounger glanced at him for a moment, and then resumed his occupation of idly tossing stones into the water with his foot.
Martin nodded, and called one of the loungers to him to take the message to the telegraph office.
He made his way down to the lane, which was still crowded with villagers and loungers.