Definition of laze in English:



  • 1Spend time in a relaxed, lazy manner.

    ‘she spent the day at home, reading the papers and generally lazing around’
    • ‘We don't actually start classes until tomorrow so we can pretty much laze around the whole day.’
    • ‘Now I don't feel at all guilty if I simply do my job and laze around for the rest.’
    • ‘Although so large, and so formidably equipped, the swordfish often lazes on the surface of the water and can be harpooned.’
    • ‘This site is best appreciated if you have at least a few hours to meander around, laze about and take in the views.’
    • ‘Head up the east coast to Fisherman's Cove near Chennai and take in the shopping in the city, laze around the beach, and visit heritage spots close by such as Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram.’
    • ‘Anyone want some food or would you rather just laze in front of the TV all day?’
    • ‘In Queensland you can go fishing or just laze on the beach…’
    • ‘After a busy day of successful meetings, I go home and laze around in my luxurious penthouse.’
    • ‘And in India, Bengal tigers laze in forest branches.’
    • ‘Can you imagine coming home from a holiday and saying to your friends, ‘I had the most wonderful time. I did nothing but laze.’’
    • ‘Actually, all we've done is laze around on the beach.’
    • ‘Diversions include everything from roping and riding to minicourses in Native American crafts, but some visitors do little except laze in a hammock, soak in a hot tub, or take a slow boat ride on nearby Blue Lake.’
    • ‘The beach, by contrast, is intended as a comfortable spot to perch up and laze away with a potboiler.’
    • ‘Instead she disappears into the background and lazes through all of the contests.’
    • ‘Feeling like she should get up and do something, other then laze around all day, she arose and wandered about the guildhall's many corridors quietly.’
    • ‘And all the while, my cat just lazes around the house all day.’
    • ‘I had nothing to do for the next two weeks but laze about the flat and work on the paper that was due after holiday.’
    • ‘It was one of those days where you felt like doing nothing at all except laze.’
    • ‘One had to sit and pour water from one of the many taps along the sides, using the soap and mugs kept there for the purpose, and then get into the pool and laze in it for a long time.’
    • ‘It is what the guy around you does: he trains like a donkey, lazes around, and then gives away a penalty.’
    relax, unwind, idle, do nothing, loaf, loaf about, loaf around, lounge, lounge about, lounge around, loll, loll about, loll around, lie, lie about, lie around, take it easy
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    1. 1.1laze something awaywith object Pass time in a relaxed, lazy way.
      ‘laze away a long summer day’
      • ‘Nevertheless, a brochure promoting the island in the 1890s stated: ‘Here may the invalid laze the hours away and, book in hand, become intoxicated with the splendour of the scenery and the sounds of the unceasing sea’.’
      • ‘Far from the hustle and grit of Berlin, it follows a quartet of young Germans lazing their lives away in a picturesque ski town in the Alps.’
      • ‘I laze the day away, facing heaven and surrounded by paradise.’
      • ‘She's flying here to meet up before we up and leave again and laze away Christmas at a villa or something.’
      • ‘Devour a feast for lunch and then either laze away the afternoon by the pool or on the beach, take a boat out or take part in one of the many other organised sporting activities.’
      • ‘We hung around there and watched movies and basically lazed the day away, until her parents came home from work and invited me to stay for dinner.’
      • ‘They lazed the morning away and that afternoon, they walked down Duke of Gloucester Street.’


  • A spell of lazing around.

    ‘a laze in the sun’
    • ‘One night we decided to invite a couple of close friends over, for an evening of very cheap wine, and a laze in the spa.’


Late 16th century: back-formation from lazy.