a small, makeshift or crude shelter or habitation, as of boughs, poles, skins, earth, or rough boards; cabin or hut.
a house used as a temporary residence, as in the hunting season.
a summer cottage.
a house or cottage, as in a park or on an estate, occupied by a gatekeeper, caretaker, gardener, or other employee.
a resort hotel, motel, or inn.
the main building of a camp, resort hotel, or the like.
the meeting place of a branch of certain fraternal organizations.
the members composing the branch: The lodge is planning a picnic.
the Indians who live in such a dwelling or a family or unit of North American Indians.
the home of a college head at Cambridge University, England.
the den of an animal or group of animals, especially beavers.
to have a habitation or quarters, especially temporarily, as in a hotel, motel, or inn: We lodged in a guest house.
to live in rented quarters in another's house: He lodged with a local family during his college days.
to be fixed, implanted, or caught in a place or position; come to rest; stick: The bullet lodged in his leg.
to furnish with a habitation or quarters, especially temporarily; accommodate: Can you lodge us for the night?
to furnish with a room or rooms in one's house for payment; have as a lodger: a boardinghouse that lodges oil workers.
to serve as a residence, shelter, or dwelling for; shelter: The château will lodge the ambassador during his stay.
to put, store, or deposit, as in a place, for storage or keeping; stow: to lodge one's valuables in a hotel safe.
to bring or send into a particular place or position.
to house or contain: The spinal canal lodges and protects the spinal cord.
to vest (power, authority, etc.).
to put or bring (information, a complaint, etc.) before a court or other authority.
to beat down or lay flat, as vegetation in a storm: A sudden hail had lodged the crops.
to track (a deer) to its lair.
- lodge·a·ble, adjective
Other definitions for Lodge (2 of 2)
Henry Cabot, 1850–1924, U.S. public servant and author: senator 1893–1924.
his grandson, Henry Cabot, Jr., 1902–85, U.S. journalist, statesman, and diplomat.
Sir Oliver Joseph, 1851–1940, English physicist and writer.
Thomas, 1558?–1625, English poet and dramatist.
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How to use lodge in a sentence
He is expected to spend the next few days closeted with lawyers and advisers at his home, Royal lodge, in Windsor Great Park.
But Sarah Ferguson still lives in the family home, Royal lodge in Windsor Great Park, when she is in the U.K.
Prior to our consumption, the lights in the lodge were turned off and we were asked to turn off any cellphones.
Every now and then someone, quietly and with purpose, would rise and exit the lodge.
From outside, and through the frosted windows of the lodge, I thought I heard rumbles and bright flashes.
The King of Delhi had a hunting-lodge somewhere in the locality, but he had never seen the place.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
They will proceed, at once, to their offices and lodge their names and serve under their present chiefs.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
The pipe is then rolled up in its robe of fur, and stowed away in the lodge of its keeper until it is again required.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
So when she clears up a little along towards noon, these three takes a packadero layout an' starts, presumable for Medicine lodge.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Thus the highest court in New York declared that an unincorporated lodge, which had been mis-managed, was not a partnership.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
British Dictionary definitions for lodge (1 of 3)
mainly British a small house at the entrance to the grounds of a country mansion, usually occupied by a gatekeeper or gardener
a house or cabin used occasionally, as for some seasonal activity
US and Canadian a central building in a resort, camp, or park
(capital when part of a name) a large house or hotel
a room for the use of porters in a university, college, etc
a local branch or chapter of certain societies
the building used as the meeting place of such a society
the dwelling place of certain animals, esp the dome-shaped den constructed by beavers
a hut or tent of certain North American Indian peoples
(at Cambridge University) the residence of the head of a college
to provide or be provided with accommodation or shelter, esp rented accommodation
(intr) to live temporarily, esp in rented accommodation
to implant, embed, or fix or be implanted, embedded, or fixed
(tr) to deposit or leave for safety, storage, etc
(tr) to bring (a charge or accusation) against someone
(tr; often foll by in or with) to place (authority, power, etc) in the control (of someone)
(intr often foll by in) archaic to exist or be present (in)
(tr) (of wind, rain, etc) to beat down (crops)
- lodgeable, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Lodge (2 of 3)
David (John). born 1935, British novelist and critic. His books include Changing Places (1975), Small World (1984), Nice Work (1988), Therapy (1995), and Thinks... (2001)
Sir Oliver (Joseph). 1851–1940, British physicist, who made important contributions to electromagnetism, radio reception, and attempted to detect the ether. He also studied allegedly psychic phenomena
Thomas. ?1558–1625, English writer. His romance Rosalynde (1590) supplied the plot for Shakespeare's As You Like It
British Dictionary definitions for Lodge (3 of 3)
the Lodge the official Canberra residence of the Australian Prime Minister
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