lodgment

noun
lodg·​ment | \ ˈläj-mənt How to pronounce lodgment (audio) \
variants: or lodgement

Definition of lodgment

1a : a lodging place : shelter
b : accommodations, lodgings found lodgment in the city
2a : the act, fact, or manner of lodging a hut for temporary lodgment of cattlemen
b : a placing, depositing, or coming to rest
3a : an accumulation or collection deposited in a place or remaining at rest
b : a place of rest or deposit

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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

First Known Use of lodgment

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of lodgment was in 1598

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