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lodge

verb \ ˈläj \

Definition of lodge

lodged; lodging
transitive verb
1 a (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
1 a :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

Examples of lodge in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of lodge

see 2lodge

lodge Synonyms


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lodge

noun

Definition of lodge

1 chiefly dialectal :a rude shelter or abode
2 a :a house set apart for residence in a particular season (such as the hunting season)
b :a resort hotel :inn
  • mountain lodges
3 a :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)
5 a :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
6 a :wigwam
b :a family of North American Indians
  • The tribe consisted of about 200 lodges.

Examples of lodge in a Sentence

  1. He's a member of a Masonic lodge.

  2. an annual dinner at the lodge

Recent Examples of lodge from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of lodge

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


Lodge

biographical name \ ˈläj \

Definition of Lodge

Henry Cabot 1850–1924 American statesman and author

Lodge

biographical name

Definition of Lodge

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

Lodge

biographical name

Definition of Lodge

Sir Oliver Joseph 1851–1940 English physicist

Lodge

biographical name

Definition of Lodge

Thomas 1558–1625 English poet and dramatist


LODGE Defined for English Language Learners

lodge

verb

Definition of lodge for English Language Learners

  • : 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

Definition of lodge for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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lodge

verb \ ˈläj \

Definition of lodge for Students

lodged; lodging
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 :3file 2
  • I'm lodging a complaint.

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lodge

noun

Definition of lodge for Students

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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