lodg·​ing | \ ˈlä-jiŋ How to pronounce lodging (audio) \

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

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PodShare is trying to help make up for the shortage of affordable housing in cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles by renting dormitory-style lodging and providing tenants a co-living experience. Anna Bahney, CNN, "This bunk bed is $1,200 a month, privacy not included," 5 July 2019 Since 2008, legislators’ campaigns paid $186,000 for lodging and meals while the Legislature met. oregonlive.com, "How Oregon Senate Republicans could pay walkout expenses and fines: Campaign cash," 21 June 2019 Carson Pass Lakes, Highway 88: Caples Lake (7,800 feet) became ice-free Monday, with immediate good fishing for big trout, and Caples Lake Resort will be open this weekend for lodging and boat rentals. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Snow thaw means Sierra campgrounds finally opening for summer," 20 June 2019 Others provide lodging and services to visitors, who often come to Adak to hunt caribou. Author: Paxson Woelber, Anchorage Daily News, "Trekking into the storm-battered, golden beauty of Adak Island," 17 June 2019 An example is the Dye-Abolical package, which includes three nights’ lodging and one round each on four courses. Phil Marty, chicagotribune.com, "Walk to Canada, watch a PGA tournament in Illinois and more Midwest summer events," 14 June 2019 All replacement workers would have their travel, lodging and meals covered by the company. Heidi Groover, The Seattle Times, "As EMT strike looms, Seattle ambulance company brings in out-of-state replacement workers," 20 Dec. 2018 This is the oldest lodging in the park going back 126 years, but has recently been renovated in art deco style. Niloufer Venkatraman, National Geographic, "6 can’t-miss stops in Yellowstone National Park," 13 June 2019 The American Red Cross was called in to help those residents arrange for emergency lodging. San Diego Union-Tribune, "One injured, at least 10 displaced by fire at Spring Valley assisted-living home," 8 June 2019

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First Known Use of lodging

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

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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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