lodging

noun
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

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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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Sand and Chopin had a loathsome time finding proper accommodations, especially after Chopin was erroneously diagnosed with Tuberculosis and subsequently kicked out of his lodgings to avoid infecting the innkeeper. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Why Winter Is the Most Inspiring Time to Visit Majorca," 25 Dec. 2018 The hotel companies say their private lodgings are vetted, outfitted and maintained to hotel standards. New York Times, "Blurring Lines, Hotels Get Into the Home-Sharing Business," 2 July 2018 Just outside of town, the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge provides a safe haven for rescued exotic animals, including lions, tigers and bears, as well as guided walking and trolley tours, keeper talks and its own overnight safari lodging. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 20 Best Small Towns To Visit in 2018," 5 June 2018 Airlines typically don't cover your lodging or meals. Catharine Hamm, latimes.com, "Having extra protection from credit cards can be like money in the bank," 30 Apr. 2018 On May 11, the administrator delivered the keynote address to the Heritage Foundation's Resource Bank Meeting in Colorado Springs; the conservative group covered his lodging, but the ticket cost $2,903.56. Anchorage Daily News, "First-class travel distinguishes Scott Pruitt’s tenure as EPA chief," 12 Feb. 2018 Rather than paying the entire balance at the moment of booking your lodging, the feature will allow users to pay a deposit and cover the rest of the cost closer to check-in date. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "Airbnb Is Letting You Put Off Paying for Your Stay," 16 Jan. 2018 On 75 wooded acres in Milton, New York, Buttermilk offers guest rooms, a spa, and a farm-to-table restaurant in a 1764 house, plus additional lodging in several private cottages scattered across the property. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Where to Stay in New York's Hudson Valley," 5 Apr. 2019 There are only eight lodging spaces—four two-bedroom suites and four four-bedroom suites—that start at $2,500 a night and $8,500 a night, respectively. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Inside Gigi Hadid’s Chic Alpine Getaway to Jackson Hole," 2 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of lodging

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

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lodging

noun

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

lodging

noun
\ ˈlä-jiŋ\

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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