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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

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 The price was $450, which included meals and swag, and attendees could bring their own tents or pay more for deluxe lodging. New York Times, 20 July 2022 Each household paid the tour company in advance for lodging, transportation and activities. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 7 July 2022 That increase in purchasing power means tourists have more local currency to spend on lodging, food, recreation, and shopping. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 20 July 2022 Two nights lodging, five meals, two short devotionals and a fishing excursion to the Little Red River -- all for $115. Frank E. Lockwood, Arkansas Online, 16 July 2022 For information about transportation, lodging, amenities and more, see visitsanjuans.com. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 14 July 2022 The center, which is based inside the Planned Parenthood clinic in Fairview Heights, assists traveling patients with booking lodging, transportation, child care and accessing existing funds to help pay for the procedure. Angie Leventis Lourgos, Chicago Tribune, 24 June 2022 Currently, Yellowstone National Park Lodges has closed down all in-park operations, including lodging, campgrounds, food services, and tours, according to the group. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 16 June 2022 The majority of Expedia’s revenue came from lodging, which was up 78% y-o-y. Trefis Team, Forbes, 10 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of lodging

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

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“Lodging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lodging. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for lodging


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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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