lodge

verb
\ ˈläj How to pronounce lodge (audio) \
lodged; lodging

Definition of lodge

 (Entry 1 of 6)

transitive verb

1a(1) : to provide temporary quarters for The refugees need to be lodged and fed.
(2) : to rent lodgings to hoped that they would lodge him for the winter
b : to establish or settle in a place The troops lodged themselves in the town.
2 : to serve as a receptacle for : contain a sinus lodging the nerve and artery of the part
3 : to beat (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 agents collect the rent for the land, and lodge it in the bank— G. B. Shaw
6 : to place or vest especially in a source, means, or agent a small family unit … with formal authority lodged in the father— John Dollard
7 : to lay (something, such as a complaint) before a proper authority : file the defendant then lodged an appeal— Priscilla Hughes

intransitive verb

1a : to occupy a place temporarily : sleep lodged on a cot overnight
b(1) : to have a residence : dwell lodged over a bookshop
(2) : to be a lodger lodged with them for a year
2 : to come to a rest the bullet lodged in the wall
3 : to fall or lie down used especially of hay or grain crops buckwheat … tends to lodge by late fall— R. E. Trippensee

lodge

noun

Definition of lodge (Entry 2 of 6)

1 chiefly dialectal : a rude shelter or abode
2a : a house set apart for residence in a particular season (such as the hunting season)
b : a resort hotel : inn mountain lodges
3a : a house on an estate originally for the use of a gamekeeper, caretaker, or porter
b : a shelter for an employee (such as a gatekeeper)
4 : a den or lair especially of gregarious animals (such as beavers)
5a : the meeting place of a branch of an organization and especially a fraternal organization a Masonic lodge
b : the body of members of such a branch
6a : wigwam
b : a family of North American Indians The tribe consisted of about 200 lodges.

Lodge

biographical name (1)
\ ˈläj How to pronounce Lodge (audio) \

Definition of Lodge (Entry 3 of 6)

Henry Cabot 1850–1924 American statesman and author

Lodge

biographical name (2)

Definition of Lodge (Entry 4 of 6)

Henry Cabot 1902–1985 grandson of Henry Cabot Lodge American politician and diplomat

Lodge

biographical name (3)

Definition of Lodge (Entry 5 of 6)

Sir Oliver Joseph 1851–1940 English physicist

Lodge

biographical name (4)

Definition of Lodge (Entry 6 of 6)

Thomas 1558–1625 English poet and dramatist

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Examples of lodge in a Sentence

Verb

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

Noun

He's a member of a Masonic lodge. an annual dinner at the lodge
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The five-gallon containers held uranium specimens and were originally lodged in a basement in the park's headquarters, per the report. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Grand Canyon's Museum Has Reportedly Been Exposing Tourists to Uranium for 18 Years," 19 Feb. 2019 The gun became lodged in the cushions and was discovered by a child. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Child finds handgun, fires a shot in Fishers Ikea," 25 June 2018 In addition, one of the soldiers had an Enfield bullet lodged in his thigh bone — those bullets were used almost exclusively by Confederate soldiers. Washington Post, "Remains of Civil War soldiers found in pit of severed limbs," 20 June 2018 The real Ivanka Trump submitted 53 of the applications, records show, while Chinese companies and individuals lodged the rest. Gerry Shih, The Seattle Times, "China greenlights large batch of Ivanka Trump trademark applications," 6 Nov. 2018 The exec acknowledged the accusations lodged on Thursday against Tom Brokaw. Jeremy Barr, The Hollywood Reporter, "NBC News Chairman Andy Lack Says Matt Lauer Review Is "Nearing Its Conclusion"," 27 Apr. 2018 Summer films, for example, are by and large loud, expensive, and action-packed; fall flicks are prestige; and winter films are oddly terrible: a hodgepodge of cheap thrillers and weepy dramas that somehow couldn't find lodging anywhere else. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "17 Movies Everyone Will Be Watching This Spring," 6 Apr. 2018 Baker filed a separate claim challenging the notary signature on the mine transfer but lodged it in the wrong court, the lawsuit alleges. Joe Palazzolo, WSJ, "U.K. Group Sues Law Firm After Failing to Win Back Russian Coal Mine," 5 Dec. 2018 Those ideas lodge themselves in us, men and women, from an early age: in our language, in our instincts and perceptions, in our institutions and practices, in the way we are treated and see others treated. David Roberts, Vox, "What so many men are missing about #MeToo," 10 Sep. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

With the new infrastructure, Turrell has already sketched plans for welcoming the wider public, imagining a museum and orientation facility, lodges to rent along the crater rim, even a restaurant serving food from cookbook author Deborah Madison. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "James Turrell’s New Masterpiece in the Desert," 14 Jan. 2019 And on your last night in town, be sure to make a reservation at Cottonwood, an award-winning restaurant housed in one of the country’s oldest ski lodges perched overlooking downtown Truckee. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Why Bay Area Residents Are Flocking to Truckee, California—And You Should Too," 11 Dec. 2018 The groom was already working there as a safari guide and staying in the same lodge as the bride. New York Times, "Gabriella Gentil, Kyle Hickson," 6 May 2018 Today the shepherds of Chillca manage four lodges made of eucalyptus wood with a capacity for 16 tourists each. Fox News, "Tourists flocking to Peru's newfound 'Rainbow Mountain'," 2 May 2018 In fact, Sun Valley’s on-mountain lodges set it apart from many ski areas. Kari Bodnarchuk, BostonGlobe.com, "‘If Utah and Colorado are Hawaii, Sun Valley is Tahiti’," 7 Mar. 2018 Rents for the Victorian stone shooting lodge, which sleeps 16, start at around $3,000 a week—internet included, but exclusive of housekeeper, cook, provisions and tips. Cathy Newman, WSJ, "A Chic Scottish Sojourn Among the Manors," 7 Dec. 2018 Even Kigali, the capital, has its game on, with a creative scene worth exploring and a new boutique lodge, the Retreat. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "The Best Places to Travel in 2019," 7 Dec. 2018 Some 85 percent of the world’s surviving rhino population lives in South Africa, and this park, where Varty owns a commercial lodge, is richly stocked. Helena Pozniak, Popular Mechanics, "The Technology That Will Finally Stop Poachers," 26 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of lodge

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a(1)

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lodge

Noun and Verb

Middle English loge, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German louba porch

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lodge

verb

English Language Learners Definition of lodge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

lodge

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lodge (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

lodge

verb
\ ˈläj How to pronounce lodge (audio) \
lodged; lodging

Kids Definition of lodge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to provide a temporary living or sleeping space for They lodged guests for the night.
2 : to use a place for living or sleeping We lodged in motels.
3 : to become stuck or fixed The arrow lodged in a tree.
4 : file entry 3 sense 2 I'm lodging a complaint.

lodge

noun

Kids Definition of lodge (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a house set apart for residence in a special season or by an employee on an estate a hunting lodge the caretaker's lodge
2 : a den or resting place of an animal a beaver's lodge
3 : the meeting place of a social organization

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