- The definition of a lodge is a shelter such as a cottage or resort, generally used for vacation purposes.
An example of lodge is where skiers may stay on a skiing trip.
- Lodge is defined as to provide or rent a cottage or resort space, to be stuck or caught, or to store something.
- An example of lodge is to stay at a hotel for five nights.
- An example of lodge is for a splinter to be stuck in someone's finger.
- An example of lodge is put money in a safe.
A snowbound ski lodge.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a small house, esp. one for a servant, or one for use during a special season: a caretaker's lodge, hunting lodge
- a resort hotel or motel
- the meeting place of a local chapter, as of a fraternal organization
- such a local chapter
- the den or typical lair of certain wild animals, esp. beavers
- the hut or tent of an American Indian
- those who live in it
Origin: Middle English loge, hut, masons' workshop (from source sense 2) from OFr, summer house, arbor (from source loge) from Late Latin lobia from Germanic an unverified form laubja, sheltered place, leafy arbor (from source Old High German louba, upper roof, porch, leafy cover): for Indo-European base see leaf
- to provide with a place of temporary residence; house
- to rent rooms to; take as a paying guest
- to serve as a temporary dwelling for
- to serve as a container for
- to place or deposit for safekeeping
- to put or send into a place or position by shooting, thrusting, etc.; place; land: with in: to lodge an arrow in a target
- to bring (an accusation, complaint, etc.) before legal authorities
- to confer (powers) upon: with in
- to beat down (growing crops), as rain
Origin: ME loggen < OFr logier (> Fr loger)
- to live in a certain place for a time
- to live (with another or in his home) as a paying guest
- to come to rest or be placed and remain firmly fixed: with in: a bone lodged in her throat
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- a. A cottage or cabin, often rustic, used as a temporary abode or shelter: a ski lodge.b. A small house on the grounds of an estate or a park, used by a caretaker or gatekeeper.c. An inn.
- a. Any of various Native American dwellings, such as a hogan, wigwam, or longhouse.b. The group living in such a dwelling.
- a. A local chapter of certain fraternal organizations.b. The meeting hall of such a chapter.c. The members of such a chapter.
- The den of certain animals, such as the dome-shaped structure built by beavers.
- a. To provide with temporary quarters, especially for sleeping: lodges travelers in the shed.b. To rent a room to.c. To place or establish in quarters: lodged the children with relatives after the fire.
- To serve as a depository for; contain: This cellar lodges our oldest wines.
- To place, leave, or deposit, as for safety: documents lodged with a trusted associate.
- To fix, force, or implant: lodge a bullet in a wall.
- To register (a charge or complaint, for example) before an authority, such as a court; file.
- To vest (authority, for example).
- To beat (crops) down flat: rye lodged by the cyclone.
- a. To live in a place temporarily.b. To rent accommodations, especially for sleeping.
- To be or become embedded: The ball lodged in the fence.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French loge, of Germanic origin.
, Henry Cabot 1850-1924.
, Henry Cabot, Jr. 1902-1985.