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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The state and Red Cross are trying to find lodging for the residents after that. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "Dozens evacuate before potential Yakima landslide; ‘Oso. We don’t want to feel what they feel.’," 9 Jan. 2018 Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Ledyard and the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, as well as nearby hotels, collected more than $100,000 from the campaigns in mid-May, for lodging, conference rooms and food. Matthew Kauffman, courant.com, "Campaign Finance Reports Reveal A Battle Of Millionaires In Gubernatorial Race," 11 July 2018 Priced from $248 per person, double occupancy, the package also includes one nights’ lodging, a three-course dinner at Taverne in the Sky, breakfast and a discount on spa services. Phil Marty, chicagotribune.com, "Aviation enthusiasts flock to Oshkosh, brewers battle it out in Kenosha and more Midwest events," 9 July 2018 The hotel in the southeast corner of Manhattan’s Central Park is one of the world’s most famous lodgings. Keiko Morris, WSJ, "New York’s Iconic Plaza Hotel Sold to Qatar Fund for $600 Million," 3 July 2018 The National Park Service website provides planning tools, links to park concessions (lodging, vendors), maps, suggested driving routes and trails, and information on each park’s history, flora and fauna that will make your visit more enjoyable. David Swanson, latimes.com, "National parks where you can find solitude in summer," 1 July 2018 The typical shopper stays four to six days and spends $2,000 to $3,000 on a visit, including purchases, lodging, food and other basics. Doreen Hemlock, miamiherald, "Cubans are flocking to Guyana for economic reasons — but there's a twist," 28 June 2018 The hotel business became standardized, most notably Holiday Inn, a chain started in Memphis, Tennessee, that created the blueprint for reliable, indistinct lodging. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Motel revivalism: How hipster hoteliers created a new roadside attraction," 22 June 2018 The lodging tax is charged and collected on all eligible bookings in the city when users book a listing on the Airbnb platform. William Thornton, AL.com, "Airbnb to collect, pay occupancy taxes in Auburn," 1 May 2018

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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



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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