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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

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The Ballard House provides free lodging for patients and their families who come to the Houston area for medical treatment for a life-threatening condition. Houston Chronicle, "Katy-area calendar of events," 12 Aug. 2019 The Carrizo Springs facility previously offered short-term lodging for adults who worked in neighboring oil fields and on other work sites, and will create space for an additional 1,300 migrant children, said Ms. Stauffer. Jennifer Levitz, WSJ, "Wayfair Workers Stage Walkout Over Sales to Border Camps," 26 June 2019 Airbnb, the Silicon Valley unicorn created in 2008 to disrupt the hotel industry and provide affordable lodging, is getting into the luxury travel space. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "Airbnb Launches a New Service for the Superrich," 26 June 2019 The Bachelorette‘s runner-up was spotted leaving Brown’s Los Angeles lodgings on Friday morning, according to photos published by TMZ. Ashley Boucher, PEOPLE.com, "The Bachelorette's Tyler Cameron Spotted Leaving Hannah Brown's Residence Early in the Morning," 2 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile, Red Cross, Lincoln County Emergency Services and Enbridge are working to provide aid to those affected by the incident, ranging from temporary lodging to compensation. Laurel Deppen, The Courier-Journal, "What happened with the gas pipeline explosion in Lincoln County? Here's what we know," 1 Aug. 2019 Like most national parks, most campsites and lodging accommodations are booked for summer here long in advance. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "In the central Sierra, Mitchell Peak stands out," 31 July 2019 An Iraq War veteran said she was denied lodging in Northern Kentucky because of her service dog. Max Londberg, Cincinnati.com, "Iraq War vet with PTSD denied lodging at NKY inn because of her service dog, complaint says," 25 July 2019 And while some cats may react aggressively to unwanted physical attention, others may merely tolerate our social advances in exchange for the good stuff (food and lodgings). Lauren Robin Finka, Quartz, "How to stroke a cat, according to science," 23 July 2019

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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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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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