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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Lunge
A sudden thrust or pass, as with a sword.

Etymology: Also spelt longe, fr. allonge. See Allonge Long

verb Lunge
To make a lunge.
verb Lunge
To cause to go round in a ring, as a horse, while holding his halter.
noun Lunge
Same as Namaycush.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The act of moving forward suddenly
  2. (fencing) an attacking thrust made with one foot forward and the back leg straight and with the sword arm outstretched forward
  3. Make a thrusting forward movement

From Old High German [Term?], from Proto-Germanic *lungô (literally “the light organ”), from Proto-Indo-European *lengʷʰ- (“light, agile, nimble”). Compare Dutch long, English lung, Danish lunge, Swedish lunga, Icelandic lunga.

  1. (physiology) lung

Notable Persons With the Last Name Lunge

Romilly Lunge was an actor and film actor. Romilly was born on October 4th, 1904 in United Kingdom. Romilly is also known as Ernest Romilly Maundrell Lunge. He died on August 1st, 1994.


Georg Lunge was a scientist in the field of organic chemistry. Georg was born on September 15th, 1839 in Wrocław. He left this life on January 3rd, 1923.


Vincens was born in 1486. He breathed his last breath in 1536.


Jørgen Lunge was a Rigsmarsk and Rigsmarsk (Denmark). Jørgen was born on October 11th, 1577 in Jutland. He left this life on August 19th, 1619.


Andreas Lunge is an athlete for the Tartu JK Welco.


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