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lodgment

[loj-muh nt]
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noun
  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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Related Words for lodgment

apartment, shelter, motel, hotel, resort, inn, lodge, hostel, abode, dwelling, room, palace, harbor, residence, camp, domicile, cover, roof, quarters, protection

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Historical Examples of lodgment

  • We then made a lodgment on the side of the mount near the stockade.

    A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion

    William Dobein James

  • Hasty you may have been, but I know that wickedness never had a lodgment in your heart.

  • Previous snows had found no lodgment into banks, and an igloo could not be built.

  • Now to find a lodgment for the night, and then to prowl round for a house.

  • "White Brother of the Snow and his friend would find no lodgment there," said she.

    The Gaunt Gray Wolf

    Dillon Wallace


British Dictionary definitions for lodgment

lodgment

lodgement

noun
  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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