- accommodation in a house, especially in rooms for rent: to furnish board and lodging.
- a temporary place to stay; temporary quarters.
- a room or rooms rented for residence in another's house.
- British.the rooms of a university student who lives neither on campus nor at home.
- the act of lodging.
Origin of lodging
Examples from the Web for lodgings
So far this year, at least 10 people have been unable to stomach the Fall River, Massachusetts, lodgings.Would You Stay in Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murder House?
October 30, 2014
We then drove two hours, quickly checked into our lodgings, and came back out for a short walk.Bill O'Reilly Is Stalking Me
March 30, 2009
In the end it was her purse that suffered; by 1814 she had made over to him most of her fortune and settled in lodgings in Bath.History's Most Memorable Mistress
December 26, 2008
Sorely distressed, he walked back to his lodgings in Thirty-second Street.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
It was well that it was a summer night, for lodgings there were none.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
Well, I'll find him, and we'll go to her lodgings and find out if she's there.The Incomplete Amorist
As I can't take your lodgings or your dinners down, I must take you.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
The lodgings are inconvenient for us, while both together, and while she refuses to marry.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
- a rented room or rooms in which to live, esp in another person's house
- a temporary residence
- (sometimes plural) sleeping accommodation
- (sometimes plural) (at Oxford University) the residence of the head of a college
Word Origin and History for lodgings
early 14c., "encampment;" late 14c., "temporary accommodation; place of residence," verbal noun from lodge (v.). Related: Lodgings.