lodging

[ loj-ing ]
/ ˈlɒdʒ ɪŋ /

noun

accommodation in a house, especially in rooms for rent: to furnish board and lodging.
a temporary place to stay; temporary quarters.
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.
the act of lodging.

Origin of lodging

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at lodge, -ing1

Related forms

un·der·lodg·ing, noun

Definition for lodging (2 of 2)

lodge

[ loj ]
/ lɒdʒ /

noun


verb (used without object), lodged, lodg·ing.

verb (used with object), lodged, lodg·ing.

Origin of lodge

1175–1225; Middle English logge < Old French loge < Medieval Latin laubia, lobia; see lobby

Related forms

lodge·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lodging (1 of 4)

lodging

/ (ˈlɒdʒɪŋ) /

noun

a temporary residence
(sometimes plural) sleeping accommodation
(sometimes plural) (at Oxford University) the residence of the head of a college

See also lodgings

British Dictionary definitions for lodging (2 of 4)

lodge

/ (lɒdʒ) /

noun


verb

Derived Forms

lodgeable, adjective

Word Origin for lodge

C15: from Old French loge, perhaps from Old High German louba porch

British Dictionary definitions for lodging (3 of 4)

Lodge

1
/ (lɒdʒ) /

noun

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 lodging (4 of 4)

Lodge

2
/ (lɒdʒ) /

noun

the Lodge the official Canberra residence of the Australian Prime Minister

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