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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
Recent Examples on the Web The move comes during the worst year in the history of the modern lodging industry, as spiking Covid-19 cases threaten to squash a modest travel rebound. Patrick Clark, Bloomberg.com, "Independent Hotels Band Together to Keep Giants at Bay," 17 Nov. 2020 The shift to vacation rentals and other nontraditional lodging was well underway before the pandemic. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "How 2020 and COVID-19 changed travel forever – and what that means for you," 23 Oct. 2020 The funds helped to cover lodging costs for family members who stayed in Kenosha while Blake recuperated in a local hospital. Sam Brief, chicagotribune.com, "Jacob Blake shooting spurs Evanston graduate Kayla Henning to take up larger activism role with Evanston Fight for Black Lives," 11 Oct. 2020 Many residents are still struggling to recover from that event, with thousands of people still living in emergency lodging. Tim O'donnell, TheWeek, "10 things you need to know today: October 10, 2020," 10 Oct. 2020 Revenue from the county’s levy on short-term lodging totaled $5.78 million in August, up from July but $14 million down from August 2019 when the tourism industry was rolling along at a record pace. Ryan Gillespie, orlandosentinel.com, "Tourist taxes in Orange County still down but officials see ‘encouraging signs’," 5 Oct. 2020 The Florence location boasts 700 slots, table games, bingo, traditional lodging, free RV sites, dining and a live concert venue, whereas the Coos Bay location is a bit more compact with 250 slots. Gerry Frank | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Try your luck at Oregon’s top tribal casinos: Gerry Frank’s picks," 3 Oct. 2020 Reservations for day passes, campsites and lodging will become available on Friday as well. Carolyn Said, SFChronicle.com, "Yosemite will reopen to visitors Friday after closing due to smoke," 23 Sep. 2020 As of August, Airbnb had more than 7 million listings and hundreds of homes for temporary lodging. CBS News, "Airbnb is blocking temporary rentals over Halloween weekend," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of lodging

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

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25 Nov 2020

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“Lodging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lodging. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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How to pronounce lodging (audio)

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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