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lodging

[loj-ing]
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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.
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Origin of lodging

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at lodge, -ing1
Related formsun·der·lodg·ing, noun
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lodgings

pl n
  1. a rented room or rooms in which to live, esp in another person's house
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lodging

noun
  1. a temporary residence
  2. (sometimes plural) sleeping accommodation
  3. (sometimes plural) (at Oxford University) the residence of the head of a college
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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.

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