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[loj-muh nt]
  1. the act of lodging.
  2. the state of being lodged.
  3. something lodged or deposited.
  4. Military. a position or foothold gained from an enemy, or an entrenchment made upon it.
  5. a lodging place; rooming house.
  6. accommodations; lodgings.
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Also especially British, lodge·ment.

Origin of lodgment

From the Middle French word logement, dating back to 1590–1600. See lodge, -ment
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Historical Examples of lodgement

  • Within it the one he had thought of forthwith obtained her lodgement.

    The Amazing Marriage, Complete

    George Meredith

  • Every effort to gain a lodgement in its neighborhood had signally failed.

  • Was McLean the man "nearer her own years" who had already found a lodgement in her heart?


    Charles King

  • One way or another a lodgement must be obtained among the tree-tops.

  • As he neared the ground, the balsam, shaken from its lodgement, cracked and fell.

    The Ruling Passion

    Henry van Dyke

British Dictionary definitions for lodgement



  1. the act of lodging or the state of being lodged
  2. a blockage or accumulation
  3. a small area gained and held in enemy territory
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Word Origin and History for lodgement


1590s, from French logement (14c.) "accommodation, lodgings," from Old French logier (see lodge (v.)).

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