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

Climbing ice, on the other hand, allows athletes to lodge their pick essentially anywhere, making it a quicker venture. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "I Went Ice Climbing and Lasted About 6 Whole Minutes," 10 Mar. 2019 The union became public after one of his wives lodged a complaint with police. Fox News, "Malaysia urged to ban child marriages as older man weds teen," 19 Sep. 2018 That effect is visible, from the lead characters’ wardrobes to their personalities, which range from stereotypes to traditionally masculine lodged in a female body. Jill Gutowitz, Glamour, "Killing Eve Is Made for Women By Women, and It Shows," 8 Apr. 2019 The pen exploded when Brown tried to inhale from it for the first time, with a piece slicing through his carotid artery, getting lodged in the vital passageway, which helps send blood to the brain. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Texas Man Dies After Exploding E-Cigarette Sends Shrapnel into His Neck," 5 Feb. 2019 With surgery being too dangerous, the bullet remained lodged in her neck. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Mary Jo Buttafuoco speaks out in new documentary, says she forgives 'Long Island Lolita' Amy Fisher," 18 Aug. 2018 The shot hit the man in the back of the head and left bullet fragments lodged in his brain stem, according to the documents. Tony Rizzo, kansascity, "Son of Johnson County judge told police shooting was an accident, court records say," 31 May 2018 With a bullet lodged in her spinal cord, 40-year-old Marlene Warren was put on life support. CBS News, "Can new DNA tests help police crack the "killer clown" cold case?," 21 Apr. 2018 The MacDonalds missed the deadline, and after the soldiers lodged in Glencoe for a handful of days, their commanding officer carried out secret orders to massacre the MacDonalds. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, "Archaeologists Trace ‘Lost Settlements’ of 1692 Glencoe Massacre," 26 Mar. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Woodside offers several community amenities, including neighborhood parks, walking trails and a private lodge and commons park. Landed Gentry Homes And Communities, The Seattle Times, "Free Tulip Festival passes available with model tour," 11 Apr. 2019 But as travelers are now beginning to discover, Namibia is one of Africa’s most fascinating destinations, with smart new lodges and camps opening every year. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, "Going Off-Grid in Namibia," 21 Dec. 2018 Evacuations also were ordered in rural communities just outside the park, and people in nearby lodges and motels were told to be ready to leave if flames approach. Fox News, "Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park," 16 July 2018 From 1972 to 2000, Mourning Dayze was the house band at Alpine Valley, entertaining guests at the ski lodge and meeting many of the big stars who played the amphitheater there. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stingl: Wisconsin garage band formed by teens in 1965 is still rockin' and looking back," 30 Mar. 2018 Renovations over the years have transformed the inn into a rustic mountain lodge with simple but comfortable rooms more affordable during the offseason, when a 50 percent discount kicks in for midweek stays. Carol Pucci, The Seattle Times, "For a visit without the crowds, head to Mount Rainier in winter," 20 Feb. 2019 School is canceled and a local golf course morphs into a ski lodge as kids sled down the hill at the driving range and parents cluster around the fireplace at the bar. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "How I Started Making Snow and Turned My Place Into a Ski Resort," 19 Feb. 2019 In what appears to be a secluded mountain lodge, Chopra seems to be kicking back and surveying the gorgeous surroundings, alongside her future-husband of course: Chopra and Jonas recently escaped on vacation to Mexico. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Are on a Romantic and Secluded Mountain Getaway," 3 Sep. 2018 The Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco, also designed by Bunkhouse, was originally designed in 1956 as a motor court lodge in the Tenderloin district. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "Retro motels make a chic comeback," 18 June 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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