- 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.
lodge definition by Webster's New World
- 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 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
- 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
lodge definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.