lodge

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

Definition of lodge

 (Entry 1 of 6)

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

lodge

noun

Definition of lodge (Entry 2 of 6)

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.

Lodge

biographical name (1)
\ ˈläj How to pronounce Lodge (audio) \

Definition of Lodge (Entry 3 of 6)

Henry Cabot 1850–1924 American statesman and author

Lodge

biographical name (2)

Definition of Lodge (Entry 4 of 6)

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

Lodge

biographical name (3)

Definition of Lodge (Entry 5 of 6)

Sir Oliver Joseph 1851–1940 English physicist

Lodge

biographical name (4)

Definition of Lodge (Entry 6 of 6)

Thomas 1558–1625 English poet and dramatist

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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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb These are the particles that easily lodge in the lungs, leading to health concerns for children, the elderly and people with pre-existing asthma, emphysema and heart disease. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: Solar power, air pollution, garbage, Texas outages and violins," 28 Feb. 2021 Japan would lodge a strong protest while remaining in contact with Seoul and Washington, Mr. Suga said. Timothy W. Martin, WSJ, "North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles for First Time in Nearly a Year, U.S. and Japan Say," 25 Mar. 2021 Restricted reports are filed by victims who want medical and psychological support from the military but are not prepared to lodge charges. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, "Air Force panel: Senior master sergeant convicted of sex crime should stay in the service," 22 Mar. 2021 Some $215 million in rental relief is available to Utahns, who can now lodge requests for funding through rentrelief.utah.gov, the online portal the state rolled out Monday. Bethany Rodgers, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utahns impacted by COVID-19 can now apply online for rental assistance," 15 Mar. 2021 With 17 fields and an abundance of nearby hotels, ESPN Wide World of Sports provided the most cohesive setup to lodge teams, train regularly and play matches. Julia Poe, orlandosentinel.com, "Amid pandemic, Orlando bolsters international soccer image," 12 Mar. 2021 Ramsey County released to the Star Tribune a copy of the investigative report, which details what someone who answered to Allwood found disturbing enough to lodge a complaint. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, "CDC gives supervisory post to Ramsey County official who resigned amid allegations," 7 Mar. 2021 Staff members dance carefully around rule enforcement for fear students will lodge complaints. Michael Powell, New York Times, "Inside a Battle Over Race, Class and Power at Smith College," 24 Feb. 2021 After Tae-suk attempts to lodge in Sun-hwa’s home for the night thinking that no one is home, Sun-hwa decides to join him on his squatting adventures to escape her husband. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "14 Great Korean Romance Movies You Can Stream Right Now," 23 Feb. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Since the initial attack on Palma Wednesday, pilots and crew from DAG have rescued scores of civilians, many of them sheltering in the Amarula lodge as armed gunmen assaulted the town. David Mckenzie, CNN, "Leader of mercenary group in Mozambique says that ISIS-linked insurgents hold Palma," 30 Mar. 2021 Vacation packages at the lodge start at $15,000 per person. Mark Thiessen, ajc, "Czech billionaire among 5 killed in Alaska helicopter crash," 30 Mar. 2021 Harms was a pioneering heli-ski guide in Alaska and worked for many years at the lodge, Pruitt said. BostonGlobe.com, "Richest Czech man among five killed in Alaska helicopter crash," 29 Mar. 2021 McMannany, a 10-year veteran guide who had been working at the lodge for the past five years, was an experienced mountain guide on Denali, too, Pruit said. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "Alaska heli-skiing crash kills 5 people, including Czech Republic's richest man," 29 Mar. 2021 Vacation packages at the lodge start at $15,000 per person. Mark Thiessen, Star Tribune, "Czech billionaire among 5 killed in Alaska helicopter crash," 29 Mar. 2021 Harms was a pioneering heli-ski guide in Alaska and worked for many years at the lodge, Pruitt said. Anchorage Daily News, "Czech billionaire was among 5 killed in helicopter crash in Southcentral Alaska," 29 Mar. 2021 Client projects are interspersed with vignettes of the McGees’s own under-construction home, which looks like a cavernous ski lodge crossed with a denuded Dutch church after the sixteenth-century Protestant Beeldenstorm. Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, "“Emily in Paris” and the Rise of Ambient TV," 16 Nov. 2020 This includes warm waterfall coves; aromatherapy steam room; Himalayan salt block sauna; cool mist showers; sensory room; warm river rock beds; and an outdoor covered lodge. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, "Rush Creek Lodge Offers Yosemite National Park’s Most Luxurious Spa Experiences," 8 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of lodge

Verb

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

Noun

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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The first known use of lodge was in the 13th century

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2 May 2021

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“Lodge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lodge. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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lodge

verb

English Language Learners Definition of lodge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

lodge

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lodge (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

verb
\ 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.

lodge

noun

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

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