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verb \ˈläj\

Simple Definition of lodge

  • : 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

Full Definition of lodge


  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a (1) :  to provide temporary quarters for (2) :  to rent lodgings to b :  to establish or settle in a place

  3. 2 :  to serve as a receptacle for :  contain

  4. 3 :  to beat (as a crop) flat to the ground

  5. 4 :  to bring to an intended or a fixed position (as by throwing or thrusting)

  6. 5 :  to deposit for safeguard or preservation

  7. 6 :  to place or vest especially in a source, means, or agent

  8. 7 :  to lay (as a complaint) before a proper authority :  file

  9. intransitive verb
  10. 1 a :  to occupy a place temporarily :  sleep b (1) :  to have a residence :  dwell (2) :  to be a lodger

  11. 2 :  to come to a rest

  12. 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.

13th Century

First Known Use of lodge

13th century

Rhymes with lodge




Simple Definition of lodge

  • : 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. 1 chiefly dialect :  a rude shelter or abode

  2. 2 a :  a house set apart for residence in a particular season (as the hunting season) b :  a resort hotel :  inn

  3. 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. 4 :  a den or lair especially of gregarious animals (as beavers)

  5. 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. 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


biographical name \ˈläj\

Definition of Lodge

  1. Henry Cabot 1850–1924 Am. statesman & author


biographical name

Definition of Lodge

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


biographical name

Definition of Lodge

  1. Sir Oliver Joseph 1851–1940 Eng. physicist


biographical name

Definition of Lodge

  1. Thomas 1558–1625 Eng. poet & dram.

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