lodge

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1lodge

verb \ˈläj\

: to provide (someone) with a place to stay for a short period of time

: to stay at a place for a short period of time

: to become stuck or fixed in a specified place or position

lodgedlodg·ing

Full Definition of LODGE

transitive verb
1
a (1) :  to provide temporary quarters for (2) :  to rent lodgings to
b :  to establish or settle in a place
2
:  to serve as a receptacle for :  contain
3
:  to beat (as a crop) flat to the ground
4
:  to bring to an intended or a fixed position (as by throwing or thrusting)
5
:  to deposit for safeguard or preservation
6
:  to place or vest especially in a source, means, or agent
7
:  to lay (as a complaint) before a proper authority :  file
intransitive verb
1
a :  to occupy a place temporarily :  sleep
b (1) :  to have a residence :  dwell
(2) :  to be a lodger
2
:  to come to a rest
3
:  to fall or lie down —used especially of hay or grain crops

Examples of LODGE

  1. The workers were lodged in temporary camps.
  2. The refugees needed to be lodged and fed.
  3. We lodged at the resort.
  4. The bullet lodged in his brain.
  5. The bullet lodged itself in his brain.
  6. The group has lodged a grievance.

First Known Use of LODGE

13th century

Rhymes with LODGE

2lodge

noun

: a house or hotel in the country or mountains for people who are doing some outdoor activity

: the place where a beaver lives

: a local group that is part of a larger organization

Full Definition of LODGE

1
chiefly dialect :  a rude shelter or abode
2
a :  a house set apart for residence in a particular season (as the hunting season)
b :  a resort hotel :  inn
3
a :  a house on an estate originally for the use of a gamekeeper, caretaker, or porter
b :  a shelter for an employee (as a gatekeeper)
4
:  a den or lair especially of gregarious animals (as beavers)
5
a :  the meeting place of a branch of an organization and especially a fraternal organization
b :  the body of members of such a branch
6
a :  wigwam
b :  a family of North American Indians

Examples of LODGE

  1. He's a member of a Masonic lodge.
  2. an annual dinner at the lodge

Origin of LODGE

Middle English loge, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German louba porch
First Known Use: 13th century

Lodge

biographical name \ˈläj\

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Henry Cabot 1850–1924 Am. statesman & author

Lodge

biographical name

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Henry Cabot 1902–1985 grandson of prec. Am. polit. & diplomat

Lodge

biographical name

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Sir Oliver Joseph 1851–1940 Eng. physicist

Lodge

biographical name

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Thomas 1558–1625 Eng. poet & dram.

lodge

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Originally an insubstantial dwelling, or one erected for a temporary occupational purpose (e.g., woodcutting or masonry) or for use during the hunting season. The lodge became a more permanent type of house as the lands around European mansions were developed as parks. The lodge was often the cottage of the gamekeeper, caretaker, gatekeeper, or gardener, or it could be a larger building for occupation by a higher-ranking person. Today the word suggests a rustic dwelling or inn in a natural setting, often one used seasonally (e.g., a ski lodge).

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