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lodging

[loj-ing] /ˈlɒdʒ ɪŋ/
noun
1.
accommodation in a house, especially in rooms for rent:
to furnish board and lodging.
2.
a temporary place to stay; temporary quarters.
3.
lodgings.
  1. a room or rooms rented for residence in another's house.
  2. British. the rooms of a university student who lives neither on campus nor at home.
4.
the act of lodging.
Origin of lodging
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see lodge, -ing1
Related forms
underlodging, noun
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  • Now the man who elects to dwell with nature has only himself to thank if he does not like his lodgings.

    The A B C of Mining Charles A. Bramble
  • There was a silence as they walked up-town, which lasted until they entered their lodgings.

    Iole Robert W. Chambers
  • As they returned to their lodgings, they immediately converted one of the halls of their residence into a Christian chapel.

    Hernando Cortez John S. C. Abbott
  • I am occupied, in preparing your lodgings, more pleasantly than I could have hoped.

  • It was long past four when the cab put him down at his lodgings on the Surrey side.

    In Friendship's Guise Wm. Murray Graydon
  • Mr. Rotch then proceeded with the committee to Mr. Harrison's lodgings, and made the demand.

    Tea Leaves Various
  • After dining at Sir Robert's club they returned to his lodgings.

British Dictionary definitions for lodgings

lodgings

/ˈlɒdʒɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
a rented room or rooms in which to live, esp in another person's house

lodging

/ˈlɒdʒɪŋ/
noun
1.
a temporary residence
2.
(sometimes pl) sleeping accommodation
3.
(sometimes pl) (at Oxford University) the residence of the head of a college
See also lodgings
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Word Origin and History for lodgings

lodging

n.

early 14c., "encampment;" late 14c., "temporary accommodation; place of residence," verbal noun from lodge (v.). Related: Lodgings.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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