\ ˈläj How to pronounce lodge (audio) \
lodged; lodging

Definition of lodge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1a(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

1a : 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



Definition of lodge (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of lodge in a Sentence

Verb The workers were lodged in temporary camps. The refugees needed to be lodged and fed. We lodged at the resort. The bullet lodged in his brain. The bullet lodged itself in his brain. The group has lodged a grievance. Noun He's a member of a Masonic lodge. an annual dinner at the lodge See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Partisan gerrymandering would essentially be legal, and a racial gerrymander would be the only way to lodge a challenge. New York Times, 30 June 2022 There was also pitting found in the dryers - nooks and crannies that had developed over the years where bacteria could lodge and grow. Kimberly Kindy And Laura Reiley, Anchorage Daily News, 25 May 2022 As the United States hastily exited Afghanistan last year, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy dialed up the White House’s public switchboard number to lodge his anger over the messy withdrawal. Jennifer Haberkornstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 24 May 2022 Grasping governments complain that companies lodge such property in low-tax jurisdictions. Steve Forbes, Forbes, 19 July 2022 For two weeks, Leonard tried to lodge a complaint and talked to three employees. USA Today, 7 July 2022 Groups have also heard from volunteers offering to help transport and lodge Arkansans seeking out-of-state abortions, said Taylor. Will Langhorne, Arkansas Online, 5 July 2022 The victim owns the home and previously allowed DeLoach to lodge. Jay R. Jordan, Chron, 16 May 2022 In recent decades, lawmakers have needed only to lodge their objections to stop legislation in its tracks unless its backers can round up 60 votes in favor. Carl Hulse, New York Times, 19 Jan. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Her painting of the lodge is showcased in another Irvington shop and the plant shop has the painting of their space displayed in-house. Madison Smalstig, The Indianapolis Star, 5 Aug. 2022 Henry Tessman, general manager of the lodge, said the indoor attractions are an oasis for visitors. Collin Robisheaux, BostonGlobe.com, 22 July 2022 There's a beautiful lodge nestled in the hills on the west side of the lake. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, 8 June 2022 Where to stay: There is a lodge in the park and plenty of standard chain lodging nearby, and of course camping and cabin options. Andrea Reeves, The Enquirer, 1 June 2022 There's a main lodge and cabins, but glampers will want to set their sights on Boulder Mountain's Mongolian yurts. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 23 Apr. 2022 At ranch headquarters are a two-bunkroom lodge with kitchen and dining room, the original one-bedroom cabin, and two bunk cabins; the two-bedroom main house among the pines features an extensive porch with sweeping views. The Week Staff, The Week, 3 Apr. 2022 From now on, the prison will be a lodge for freemasons who are united in their belief of great architects of the universe. Lincee Ray, EW.com, 7 Mar. 2022 The Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile is a pet-friendly lodge that supports a local animal sanctuary. Kristin Scharkey, Sunset Magazine, 4 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of lodge


13th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a(1)


13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lodge

Noun and Verb

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

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\ ˈläj How to pronounce lodge (audio) \
lodged; lodging

Kids Definition of lodge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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 : file entry 3 sense 2 I'm lodging a complaint.



Kids Definition of lodge (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Lodge biographical name (1)

\ ˈläj How to pronounce Lodge (audio) \

Definition of Lodge

 (Entry 1 of 4)

Henry Cabot 1850–1924 American statesman and author


biographical name (2)

Definition of Lodge (Entry 2 of 4)

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


biographical name (3)

Definition of Lodge (Entry 3 of 4)

Sir Oliver Joseph 1851–1940 English physicist


biographical name (4)

Definition of Lodge (Entry 4 of 4)

Thomas 1558–1625 English poet and dramatist

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