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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 Materials, bucket trucks, food, lodging and showers for crews are all staples of the sites. Tyler Mauldin, CNN, "The pandemic could lead to longer power outages following a hurricane, industry leaders warn," 28 June 2020 The credit would cover expenses like lodging, transportation, and entertainment. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, The Arizona Republic, "Why Martha McSally wants the government to pay for your next vacation," 27 June 2020 Online travel agencies comply with permits, pay lodging taxes and in some buildings, contact customers disturbing the peace. oregonlive, "Zen-like getaways: Oregon offers calm vacation destinations (and ideas for your home)," 26 June 2020 Catastrophic for most in the food and drink, lodging, retail and real estate sectors, as well as oil and gas. Michael Taylor, ExpressNews.com, "Taylor: Property taxes a problem without a solution for business owners," 26 June 2020 Officials had found hotel rooms and other lodging for 850 delegates, 2,650 staffers and 2,500 journalists. Gary Kamiya, SFChronicle.com, "When the world made peace in San Francisco," 26 June 2020 The organization helps to offset the cost of traveling the national circuit and with lodging and entry fees, Kasee said. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, "Chagrin Falls High School’s Haines and Mills crowned top debaters in nation," 26 June 2020 The $2,500 is to be used for daily necessities such as vehicle or home repairs, utility bills, childcare if the veteran is deemed an essential worker, lodging/housing assistance, medical expenses and food/personal care assistance. Kaleb A. Brown, Detroit Free Press, "Oakland County veterans impacted pandemic can receive financial aid," 24 June 2020 This year is a bit different from others as far as travel, so take extra care in checking on local guidelines for lodging and restaurants. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "What to Know If You're Planning a Road Trip This Summer," 19 June 2020

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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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4 Jul 2020

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“Lodging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lodging. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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How to pronounce lodging (audio)

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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