lodgment

noun

lodg·​ment ˈläj-mənt How to pronounce lodgment (audio)
variants or lodgement
1
a
: a lodging place : shelter
b
: accommodations, lodgings
found lodgment in the city
2
a
: the act, fact, or manner of lodging
a hut for temporary lodgment of cattlemen
b
: a placing, depositing, or coming to rest
3
a
: an accumulation or collection deposited in a place or remaining at rest
b
: a place of rest or deposit

Examples of lodgment in a Sentence

the lodgment of a week's worth of newspapers in the doorway was a telltale sign that the family was away dismayed at the shabby lodgments that were the only option of cross-country travelers at the time
Recent Examples on the Web From their Inhulets lodgment, Ukrainian troops riding in T-64 tanks and BMP fighting vehicles advanced on the town of Davydiv Brid, 40 miles northeast of Kherson. David Axe, Forbes, 21 June 2022 While the fighting continued around Davydiv Brid last week, the Ukrainian army launched a second counteroffensive along the line of contact between Kherson and the free city of Mykolaiv, west of the Inhulets lodgment. David Axe, Forbes, 15 June 2022 From the Inhulets lodgment, Ukrainian troops riding in T-64 tanks and BMP fighting vehicles have attacked toward the town of Davydiv Brid, 40 miles from Kherson. David Axe, Forbes, 15 June 2022 In a week of hard fighting, the Ukrainians slowly established a lodgment on the far bank of the river. David Axe, Forbes, 6 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of lodgment was in 1598

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“Lodgment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lodgment. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

lodgment

noun
lodg·​ment
variants or lodgement
1
a
: a lodging place : shelter
2
a
: the act, fact, or manner of lodging
a hut for temporary lodgment of travelers
b
: a placing, depositing, or coming to rest
3
: an accumulation of something deposited in a place
a lodgment of leaves in a gutter
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