lounger

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lounge

 (lounj)
v. lounged, loung·ing, loung·es
v.intr.
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.
v.tr.
To pass (time) in a lazy, relaxed, or idle way: lounged the day away.
n.
1. A public waiting room, as in a hotel or an air terminal, often having smoking or lavatory facilities.
2. A cocktail lounge.
3.
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.

lounger

(ˈlaʊndʒə)
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

loung•er

(ˈlaʊn dʒər)

n.
1. a person or thing that lounges.
[1500–10]
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
Translations

lounger

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

lounger

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

lounger

[ˈlaʊndʒəʳ] nlettino da spiaggia
References in classic literature ?
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.
The benches were not filled; for park loungers, with their stagnant blood, are prompt to detect and fly home from the crispness of early autumn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Under such circumstances, I naturally gravitated to London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.
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.