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lodge

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verb \ˈläj\

Definition of lodge

lodged

lodging

  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 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.

13th Century

First Known Use of lodge

13th century


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lodge

noun

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 in a sentence

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

  2. an annual dinner at the lodge

Origin and Etymology of lodge

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


First Known Use: 13th century


Lodge

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biographical name \ˈläj\

Definition of Lodge

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


Lodge

biographical name

Definition of Lodge

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


Lodge

biographical name

Definition of Lodge

  1. Sir Oliver Joseph 1851–1940 Eng. physicist


Lodge

biographical name

Definition of Lodge

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



LODGE Defined for English Language Learners

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lodge

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verb \ˈläj\

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


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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

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verb \ˈläj\

Definition of lodge for Students

lodged

lodging

  1. 1 :  to provide a temporary living or sleeping space for <They lodged guests for the night.>

  2. 2 :  to use a place for living or sleeping <We lodged in motels.>

  3. 3 :  to become stuck or fixed <The arrow lodged in a tree.>

  4. 4 :  3file 2 <I'm lodging a complaint.>


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lodge

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noun

Definition of lodge for Students

  1. 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. 2 :  a den or resting place of an animal <a beaver's lodge>

  3. 3 :  the meeting place of a social organization



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