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Dictionary Definition



1 an upholstered seat for more than one person [syn: sofa, couch]
2 a public room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait [syn: waiting room, waiting area]


1 sit or recline comfortably; "He was lounging on the sofa"
2 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]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /laʊndʒ/
  • SAMPA: /laUndZ/


  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 you are able to sit comfortably as music is being played softly in the background and/or a television program is being displayed .
  4. A large comfortable seat for 2.5 people or more, a sofa or couch. Also a lounge chair


waiting room
  • Spanish: sala de espera
living room
  • Spanish: sala de estar, estancia


  1. To relax as if in a lounge.


waiting room



lounge lu:ɵŋɛ
  1. The offspring of a lynx

Extensive Definition

Lounge may refer to:
In architecture:
  • Airline lounge, private waiting area offered by airlines to special customers or to those who pay an extra fee
  • Lounge room, room for entertaining guests, reading, watching TV or other activities
  • Lounge, a public waiting area provided with seating as in a hotel
  • Bar section of a restaurant, typically with unreserved seating
  • Traditional Restroom of a public building (such as a theater) which includes seating as well as lavatory facilities
In music:
In other fields:

See also

lounge in French: Lounge
lounge in Japanese: ラウンジ
lounge in Dutch: Lounge

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

antechamber, anteroom, audience chamber, bar, barroom, bed, bed down, bum, bum around, cocktail lounge, couch, crawl, curl up, dally, divan, do nothing, drift, drinkery, foyer, front room, go to bed, go to rest, goldbrick, goof off, greenroom, grovel, hang around, idle, languish, lay, laze, lazy, lie, lie around, lie down, lie flat, lie limply, lie prone, lie prostrate, loaf, lobby, loiter, loiter about, loll, loll around, lollop around, lounge around, mooch around, moon, moon around, parlor, pothouse, presence chamber, pub, reception room, recline, repose, rest, salon, saloon, saloon bar, settee, settle, settle to rest, side room, sit around, slack, slouch, slouch around, snug down, sofa, sprawl, stand around, studio couch, take it easy, take life easy, tap, taproom, tete-a-tete, throne room, vegetate, vestibule, waiting room, wardroom
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