Definition of chaise longue in English:

chaise longue


  • A chair having a lengthened seat that forms a leg rest for reclining.

    and → lounger
    • ‘I pulled up a chaise lounge and awkwardly sat down in it.’
    • ‘As for me, I figure I ought to actually finish his book before I talk to him, so I'm going to shoo the cats off the chaise lounge and continue my reading.’
    • ‘But still, I usually like to lounge about in a chaise longue or something while everyone else is doing cannonballs and jackknives and freakish flips off the diving board.’
    • ‘Amanda shot straight up on the chaise lounge shaking her head.’
    • ‘A chaise lounge covered in blue velvet sat before one window.’
    • ‘On the other chaise lounge was Wick, sound asleep.’
    • ‘I may never lie on a chaise lounge by a pool again.’
    • ‘Close your eyes and picture yourself lolling comfortably in a chaise lounge on fine, white sand, the crystal-clear, blue ocean gently lapping the shore just a few yards away.’
    • ‘‘Follow me,’ she said and walked to a chaise lounge.’
    • ‘The main movie item left was a velvet chaise lounge from the 1994 movie ‘Ed Wood,’ priced at $20,000.’
    • ‘Deca was lying on the chaise lounge, sunbathing under the intense stage lights wearing her aviator sunglasses stolen from the costume wing.’
    • ‘I was woken by a crash, a bout of swearing, and then the sudden appearance of his face, upside down, over the chaise lounge.’
    • ‘Liisa draped her towel over an adjacent chaise lounge.’
    • ‘The two friends exchanged a glance, and when Geneva first started the letter, she felt her stomach slide to her throat, and she sat in the nearest chaise lounge in shock.’
    • ‘The front room was more of a lounge, with two lavish easy chairs and a chaise lounge formed around a table for guests.’
    • ‘Mrs. Samson was lying on the chaise lounge, completely covered with several layers of thick blankets.’
    • ‘Now though, as I relax in a chaise lounge I find myself scanning the entire setting, unable to concentrate on my potboiler.’
    • ‘There was also a chaise longue and a Chesterfield chair.’
    • ‘Arriving home from the office at midnight, he crashed out on the chaise lounge, still covered in its clear plastic wrapping, oblivious to his suit and tie and to his unbrushed teeth.’
    • ‘In fact, we have a comprehensive plan that illustrates how to build seven great projects, including a chaise longue and rocking chair.’


Early 19th century: French, literally long chair.


chaise longue

/ˌSHāz ˈlôNG/