lodg·​ing | \ ˈlä-jiŋ How to pronounce lodging (audio) \

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

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 The lodging, restaurant and transportation sectors are among those that enjoy strong numbers, believed to be some of the best of the year, during Sundance. The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 Jan. 2022 The New Sanctuary Movement also attempts to help refugees who are living in straitened circumstances, helping to pay for lodging and training. Bo Emerson, ajc, 20 Dec. 2021 Yes, this will still be cheaper than flying your board to a single location, paying for lodging, renting meeting space, and the like. Lee Gimpel, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 The company would pay for lodging and a nice dinner and employees saw the importance of their work. Lilly St. Angelo, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Sep. 2021 In March 2020, the company offered up to 100,000 sites for free lodging to medical first responders and relief workers combatting the coronavirus pandemic. Matthew Brown, USA TODAY, 24 Aug. 2021 For lodging, stay in the heart of Juneau, or consider setting up camp along the shores of Mendenhall Lake in Tongass National Forest, just 13 miles away from downtown. Condé Nast Traveler, 17 Aug. 2021 Blakely got a $2,500 check from the county law enforcement fund to pay for lodging and other travel expenses, plus $480 in per diem to pay for his meals, records show. Ashley Remkus | Aremkus@al.com, al, 26 July 2021 Those in San Diego's restaurant and lodging industries are anxiously eyeing that date. Melissa Yeager, The Arizona Republic, 10 May 2021

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First Known Use of lodging

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Lodging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lodging. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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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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