- 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.
- 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 of lodgeMiddle English loge, hut, masons' workshop (from source sense 2) ; from Old French 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, lodging
- 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 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
- 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.
verblodged lodged, 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.