lodg·​ing | \ˈlä-jiŋ \

Definition of lodging 

1a : a place to live : dwelling

b : lodgment sense 3b

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

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For lodgings, a single traveler might try The Millennials Kyoto capsule hotel, which has sleeping pods fitted with deft modern touches (like a personal projector screen) and high-tech communal lounge and kitchen areas. Marley Marius, Vogue, "5 Solo Trips Inspired by Female Travelers in Film," 7 Aug. 2018 The new location at 6393 Richmond is designed to accommodate 150 cats/dogs for lodging and 75 dogs for daycare. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Meadowlake Pet Resort to open near Galleria," 13 July 2018 Tanya Fuentes paid for lodging, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Lavendrick Smith, charlotteobserver, "A Charlotte couple forced girls into prostitution to raise bond money, officials say," 11 July 2018 So are Spotify, Netflix, Lyft, StubHub, Rent the Runway, Tinder and Airbnb (which provides a much better search for lodging than hotels do). David Leonhardt, New York Times, "What Data Has Done to Capitalism," 7 June 2018 The Taney County Planning & Zoning director told the Branson Tri-Lakes News that the land is already approved for lodging. Kaitlyn Schwers, kansascity, "New Missouri Ozarks 'wilderness resort' by Bass Pro founder overlooks giant sinkhole | The Kansas City Star," 25 Apr. 2018 Nearly $150,000 from the campaign this year went to Trump's own businesses, including the president's hotel in Washington where the campaign paid for lodging, meals and other services. Christopher Schnaars, USA TODAY, "Donald Trump's campaign raises $10 million, spends big on legal bills," 15 Apr. 2018 The following list of lodgings, ranked the 50 best hotels in the world by Traveler readers in this year's Readers' Choice Awards, happen to belong to the latter category. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Hotels in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 So this includes necessities like lodging, gas and food. Fox News, "Former NYSE chair on reopening Stock Exchange after 9/11," 12 Sep. 2018

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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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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



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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