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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And because many of the countries will be competing at the world championship for the first time, some players had to pay for airfare, lodging, food and equipment, which in some cases totaled as much as $5,000. Edward Lee, baltimoresun.com, "For a shot at world championship, area lacrosse players follow family history to nontraditional nations," 12 July 2018 The company touts Logan Inn, a historic lodging in New Hope, as one of its success stories. Katie Park, Philly.com, "Will a boutique hotel and spa open at Cheltenham's Elkins Estate? Developer in talks to buy the property for $6 million," 2 July 2018 Choose where to snooze in New Braunfels at any of these unique historic lodging options. Michelle Newman, San Antonio Express-News, "New Braunfels: Your guide to shopping, dining and hotels," 11 June 2018 Check In Oconomowoc offers two very different lodging options for families. Travel Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Two days to explore Oconomowoc," 10 June 2018 An upgraded lodging option is Northlake Estates (863-946-0700), about 2 miles south of Harney Pond Canal on Highway 78. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "Despite warm temperatures, bass are still spawning and creating some thrilling fishing," 1 June 2018 Amangiri in southern Utah, one of the glamorous lodging options offered by luxury road trip planners such as EXP Journeys, All Roads North and Black Tomato. Donna Bulseco, WSJ, "The Great American Road Trip Goes Luxe—For Better or Worse," 12 July 2018 All lodging, meals and fishing expenses were covered. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lake Michigan fishery takes on a special shine for annual USSA outing," 23 June 2018 State policy allows employees to be reimbursed for mileage, meals and lodging related to state business. Craig Harris, azcentral, "State Parks 'suspended' request for staff to do extra work for no pay," 25 May 2018

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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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