lodging

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noun lodg·ing \ˈlä-jiŋ\

Definition of lodging

  1. 1a :  a place to live :  dwellingb :  lodgment 3b

  2. 2a (1) :  sleeping accommodations found lodging in the barn (2) :  a temporary place to stay a lodging for the nightb :  a room in the house of another used as a residence —usually used in plural

  3. 3 :  the act of lodging

Examples of lodging in a Sentence

  1. There is gas, food, and lodging at the next highway exit.

  2. food and lodging are two of the largest expenses of living in the city

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First Known Use of lodging

14th century



LODGING Defined for English Language Learners

lodging

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Definition of lodging for English Language Learners

  • : a place where a person (such as a traveler) can stay for usually a short period of time : a place to sleep


LODGING Defined for Kids

lodging

noun lodg·ing \ˈlä-jiŋ\

Definition of lodging for Students

  1. 1 :  a temporary living or sleeping place

  2. 2 lodgings plural :  a room or rooms in the house of another person rented as a place to live



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