lodgment

noun lodg·ment \ ˈläj-mənt \
variants: or lodgement

Definition of lodgment

1 a : a lodging place : shelter
b : accommodations, lodgings
  • found lodgment in the city
2 a : the act, fact, or manner of lodging
  • a hut for temporary lodgment of cattlemen
b : a placing, depositing, or coming to rest
3 a : an accumulation or collection deposited in a place or remaining at rest
b : a place of rest or deposit

Examples of lodgment in a Sentence

  1. the lodgment of a week's worth of newspapers in the doorway was a telltale sign that the family was away

  2. dismayed at the shabby lodgments that were the only option of cross-country travelers at the time

First Known Use of lodgment

1598

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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