lodger

noun lodg·er \ ˈlä-jər \

Definition of lodger

: roomer

Examples of lodger in a Sentence

  1. the mysterious lodger slept all day and only went out at night

Recent Examples of lodger from the Web

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.

First Known Use of lodger

1596

lodger Synonyms

Synonyms
boarder, lessee, tenant, renter, roomer
Antonyms
landlord, lessor, letter
Related Words
cotenant, subtenant; flatmate [chiefly British], roommate (also roomie); guest, visitor; occupant, occupier, resident, resider
Near Antonyms
laird [chiefly Scottish], landholder, landowner, proprietor; landlady; slumlord; host, innkeeper, proprietor

LODGER Defined for English Language Learners

lodger

noun

Definition of lodger for English Language Learners

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


LODGER Defined for Kids

lodger

noun lodg·er \ ˈlä-jər \

Definition of lodger for Students

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

Law Dictionary

lodger

noun lodg·er \ ˈlä-jər \

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


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

of very fine texture or delicate form

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu-jedi-training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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!