lodger

noun
lodg·​er | \ ˈlä-jər How to pronounce lodger (audio) \

Definition of lodger

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms & Antonyms for lodger

Synonyms

Antonyms

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of lodger in a Sentence

the mysterious lodger slept all day and only went out at night
Recent Examples on the Web For now, Collins, who is divorced, has taken a lodger in her home to generate extra income. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "How self-employed women in Britain slipped through the coronavirus safety net," 3 July 2020 One temporary-housing camp is offering free food to attract lodgers, and trailer parks are emptying. Clifford Krauss, New York Times, "In a Texas Oil Town, Pain but No Panic as Prices Crash," 13 Mar. 2020 Among the lodgers are Franklin W.H. Burke II (Marc Kudisch), his wife Laura (Luba Mason) and their son Elias (Todd Almond), a rangy adult with the mind of a child, and no sense of his own strength. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Girl From the North Country': Theater Review," 6 Mar. 2020 At this branch of the 66-location chain, lodgers can browse the lobby’s record shop-slash-library, run in cooperation with the subscription record service VNYL, for albums to buy or borrow during their stay. Adrienne Gaffney, Billboard, "Why Boutique Inns Are Outfitting Suites With Turntables and Stacks Of Vinyl," 12 Apr. 2019 Usually after dinner, her three lodgers head upstairs to separate rooms to log data from their day or work the phones. New York Times, "3 Organizers for 3 Candidates, Under One Roof: This Is Campaigning in Iowa," 20 Jan. 2020 Like with cosmetics, German and British lodgers are most likely to keep bathrobes as souvenirs. Rosie Siefert, chicagotribune.com, "These are the most commonly stolen items from luxury hotels," 6 Dec. 2019 Five-star guests are also more than five times more inclined than four-star lodgers to steal coffee makers, which went missing at 6.9% of the hotels surveyed. Rosie Siefert, chicagotribune.com, "These are the most commonly stolen items from luxury hotels," 6 Dec. 2019 His mother, Elgiva (Ackland-Allen) Giles, took in lodgers to make ends meet. New York Times, "Frank Giles, 100, Editor Snared in ‘Hitler Diaries’ Hoax, Is Dead," 12 Nov. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'lodger.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of lodger

1596, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about lodger

Time Traveler for lodger

Time Traveler

The first known use of lodger was in 1596

See more words from the same year

Statistics for lodger

Cite this Entry

“Lodger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lodger. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for lodger

lodger

noun
How to pronounce lodger (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of lodger

: a person who rents a room in another person's house

lodger

noun
lodg·​er | \ ˈlä-jər How to pronounce lodger (audio) \

Kids Definition of lodger

: a person who lives in a rented room in another's house

lodger

noun
lodg·​er | \ ˈlä-jər How to pronounce lodger (audio) \

Legal Definition of lodger

: a person who occupies a rented room in another's house specifically : a person who by agreement with the owner of a house acquires no property, interest, or possession therein but only the right to occupy a designated room or area that remains in the owner's legal possession

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on lodger

What made you want to look up lodger? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!