Definition of lounge noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//laʊndʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//laʊndʒ//
    Rooms in a house, Staying in a hotel, Airports
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  1. 1a room for waiting in at an airport, etc. the departure lounge Wordfinderairport, baggage reclaim, board, check-in, gate, immigration, lounge, passport, security, terminal See related entries: Airports
  2. 2a public room in a hotel, club, etc. for waiting or relaxing in the television lounge See related entries: Staying in a hotel
  3. 3(British English) a room in a private house for sitting and relaxing in synonym living room, sitting room see also sun lounge See related entries: Rooms in a house
  4. 4(British English) = lounge bar
  5. Word Originearly 16th cent. (in the sense ‘move lazily’): perhaps symbolic of slow movement. Senses 1 to 3 of the noun date from the late 19th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lounge