lounge

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.

Primary Meanings of lounge

1.
vn
sit or recline comfortably
a room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait
2.
v
be about
Full Definitions of lounge
1

v sit or recline comfortably

“He was lounging on the sofa”
Type of:
sit, sit down
be seated

n a room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait

Synonyms:
waiting area, waiting room
Types:
cloakroom
a private lounge off of a legislative chamber
departure lounge
lounge where passengers can await departure
Type of:
room
an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

n an upholstered seat for more than one person

Synonyms:
couch, sofa
Types:
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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
divan
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
settee
a small sofa
squab
a soft padded sofa
davenport
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:
seat
furniture that is designed for sitting on
2

v be about

Synonyms:
footle, hang around, lallygag, linger, loaf, loiter, lollygag, lurk, mess about, mill about, mill around, tarry
Types:
lurch, prowl
loiter about, with no apparent aim
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

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