An example of lodge is where skiers may stay on a skiing trip.
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.
This cellar lodges our oldest wines.
Documents lodged with a trusted associate.
Lodge a bullet in a wall.
Rye lodged by the cyclone.
The ball lodged in the fence.
To lodge an arrow in a target.
A chicken bone lodged in the cat's throat.
The tribe consists of about two hundred lodges, that is, of about a thousand individuals.
The heavy rain caused the wheat to lodge.
Origin of lodge
- Middle English from Old French loge of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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.