It's hard to lounge, or recline comfortably, in the lounge, or waiting area, of an airport terminal. Maybe they shouldn't call it a lounge.

Lounge comes from the French s'allonger meaning "to lounge about, lie at full length." Whether you're talking about a room with seats in a hotel made for waiting, or a nice comfy sofa, or the act of reclining comfortably, lounge has everything to do with making yourself comfortable in one spot for a while. It also means to hang around in an easy way, the way you might lounge around the poolside area in a luxury hotel.

Definitions of lounge
  1. verb
    sit or recline comfortably
    “He was lounging on the sofa”
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    type of:
    sit, sit down
    be seated
  2. noun
    a room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait
    synonyms: waiting area, waiting room
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    a private lounge off of a legislative chamber
    departure lounge
    lounge where passengers can await departure
    type of:
    an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
  3. noun
    an upholstered seat for more than one person
    synonyms: couch, sofa
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    convertible, sofa bed
    a sofa that can be converted into a bed
    daybed, divan bed
    an armless couch; a seat by day and a bed by night
    a long backless sofa (usually with pillows against a wall)
    love seat, loveseat, tete-a-tete, vis-a-vis
    small sofa that seats two people
    a small sofa
    a soft padded sofa
    a large sofa usually convertible into a bed
    day bed, studio couch
    convertible consisting of an upholstered couch that can be converted into a double bed
    type of:
    furniture that is designed for sitting on
  4. verb
    be about
    synonyms: footle, hang around, lallygag, linger, loaf, loiter, lollygag, lurk, mess about, mill about, mill around, tarry
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    lurch, prowl
    loiter about, with no apparent aim
    type of:
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
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