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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The lodgings were inexpensive and the starry skies were free for the looking. Los Angeles Times, "Escapes: Finding the solitude and sense of freedom that vacation affords," 18 July 2019 Affordable lodging is one area where the port may get some push back from California’s Coastal Commission, which is the permitting authority for coastal projects and needs to sign off on the Port Master Plan Update. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Major changes in store for San Diego’s bayfront," 22 June 2019 Among them is a Marfa lodging with a cult following: EL Cosmico, 802 South Highland Avenue. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Two Texas places named among the best places to go 'glamping' in the US," 13 June 2019 Where to Stay Hood River Hotel — Recently renovated but retaining vintage details, this 41-room lodging in the Columbia River Gorge is on the National Register of Historic Places. Corey Arnold, National Geographic, "Why wild salmon remains king in the Pacific Northwest," 27 Mar. 2019 Right now, hotel guests would pay a 16.75 percent occupancy tax on stays at hotels and lodging facilities with more than 100 rooms. Joshua Fechter, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio City Council gives initial approval to new hotel fee to fund tourism promotion," 21 June 2018 PodShare is trying to help make up for the shortage of affordable housing in cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles by renting dormitory-style lodging and providing tenants a co-living experience. Anna Bahney, CNN, "This bunk bed is $1,200 a month, privacy not included," 5 July 2019 Since 2008, legislators’ campaigns paid $186,000 for lodging and meals while the Legislature met. oregonlive.com, "How Oregon Senate Republicans could pay walkout expenses and fines: Campaign cash," 21 June 2019 Carson Pass Lakes, Highway 88: Caples Lake (7,800 feet) became ice-free Monday, with immediate good fishing for big trout, and Caples Lake Resort will be open this weekend for lodging and boat rentals. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Snow thaw means Sierra campgrounds finally opening for summer," 20 June 2019

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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


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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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