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Definition of lodging

1a : a place to live : dwelling
2a(1) : sleeping accommodations found lodging in the barn
(2) : a temporary place to stay a lodging for the night
b : a room in the house of another used as a residence usually used in plural
3 : the act of lodging

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Examples of lodging in a Sentence

There is gas, food, and lodging at the next highway exit. food and lodging are two of the largest expenses of living in the city
Recent Examples on the Web So Smith is providing courtside seats, lodging, and car service for five of Morant’s family and friends for Wednesday’s Game 5 in Salt Lake City, a group which will include his father, Tee. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 June 2021 Total spending on restaurants, lodging, shopping and other activities fell to about $4.8 billion, according to the Maine Office of Tourism. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 6 May 2021 Provide their own equipment, firearm, lodging, food and field dressing supplies. Shanti Lerner, The Arizona Republic, 28 Apr. 2021 Ivey said state parks rely on as much as 90 percent of money generated through user fees for rental, lodging, golf and other amenities in the parks. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 15 Apr. 2021 This majestic property features ample options in regards to lodging — from private cabins to cozy villas — and occupies more than 750 acres of stunning land along Minnesota's Gull Lake. Dan Koday, Travel + Leisure, 11 Apr. 2021 Guides, lodging, meals and use of resort amenities included. Washington Post, 2 Apr. 2021 Gray Line Tours works with Princess and Holland America Line — both of which operate lodges in Alaska — to provide tours from one to seven nights that combine lodging, sightseeing and transfers by coach or train. David Swanson, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2021 Failing to hire enough workers entails the risk of having to reduce stays amid surging demand, denting the path to recovery after the lodging industry went through its hardest year ever that saw shutdowns emptying hotel rooms. Dave Sebastian, WSJ, 10 May 2021

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First Known Use of lodging

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of lodging was in the 14th century

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11 Jun 2021

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“Lodging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lodging. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lodging

: a place where a person (such as a traveler) can stay for usually a short period of time : a place to sleep


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Kids Definition of lodging

1 : a temporary living or sleeping place
2 lodgings plural : a room or rooms in the house of another person rented as a place to live


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