lodg·​ing ˈlä-jiŋ How to pronounce lodging (audio)
: a place to live : dwelling
: sleeping accommodations
found lodging in the barn
: a temporary place to stay
a lodging for the night
: a room in the house of another used as a residence
usually used in plural
: 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
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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of lodging was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Lodging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lodging. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


: dwelling
especially : a temporary dwelling or sleeping place
: a room or suite of rooms in another's house rented as a dwelling
usually used in plural

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