lodging

noun lodg·ing \ ˈlä-jiŋ \
|Updated on: 23 Jul 2018

Definition of lodging

1 a : a place to live : dwelling
b : lodgment 3b
2 a (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

  1. There is gas, food, and lodging at the next highway exit.

  2. food and lodging are two of the largest expenses of living in the city

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First Known Use of lodging

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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LODGING Defined for English Language Learners

lodging

Definition of lodging for English Language Learners

  • : a place where a person (such as a traveler) can stay for usually a short period of time : a place to sleep


LODGING Defined for Kids

lodging

noun \ ˈlä-jiŋ \

Definition of lodging for Students

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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