A snowbound ski lodge.
- 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 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 traditional hut or tent of an American Indian
- those living in it
Origin of lodgeMiddle 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
transitive verblodged, lodg′ing
- 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 of lodgeME loggen < OFr logier (> Fr loger)
- to live in a certain place for a time
- to live (with another or in another's home) as a paying guest
- to come to rest or be placed and remain firmly fixed: with in: a chicken bone lodged in the cat's throat
- a. An often rustic building 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.
verblodged, lodg·ing, lodg·es
- 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 of lodgeMiddle English from Old French loge of Germanic origin
- A building for recreational use such as a hunting lodge or a summer cabin.
- Porter's or caretaker's rooms at or near the main entrance to a building or an estate.
- A local chapter of some fraternities, such as freemasons.
- (US) A local chapter of a trade union.
- A rural hotel or resort, an inn.
- A beaver's shelter constructed on a pond or lake.
- A den or cave.
- The chamber of an abbot, prior, or head of a college.
- (mining) The space at the mouth of a level next to the shaft, widened to permit wagons to pass, or ore to be deposited for hoisting; called also platt.
- A collection of objects lodged together.
- A family of Native Americans, or the persons who usually occupy an Indian lodge; as a unit of enumeration, reckoned from four to six persons.
- The tribe consists of about two hundred lodges, that is, of about a thousand individuals.
(third-person singular simple present lodges, present participle lodging, simple past and past participle lodged)
- (intransitive) To be firmly fixed in a specified position.
- I've got some spinach lodged between my teeth.
- The bullet missed its target and lodged in the bark of a tree.
- (intransitive) To stay in a boarding-house, paying rent to the resident landlord or landlady.
- The detective Sherlock Holmes lodged in Baker Street.
- (intransitive) To stay in any place or shelter.
- To supply with a room or place to sleep in for a time.
- To put money, jewellery, or other valuables for safety.
- To place (a statement, etc.) with the proper authorities (such as courts, etc.).
- (intransitive) To become flattened, as grass or grain, when overgrown or beaten down by the wind.
- The heavy rain caused the wheat to lodge.
From Middle English logge, from Old French loge (“arbor, covered walk-way"), Medieval Latin lobia, laubia, from Frankish *laubija (“shelter"), from Proto-Germanic *laubijÅ (“arbour, protective roof, shelter made of foliage"), from Proto-Germanic *laubÄ… (“leaf"), from Proto-Indo-European *lÅubh- (“the outer parts of a tree, bark, foliage"). Cognate with Old High German louba (“porch, gallery") (German Laube (“bower, arbor")), Old High German loub (“leaf, foliage"), Old English lÄ“af (“leaf, foliage"). Related to lobby, loggia, leaf.