[ loj-muhnt ]
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  1. the act of lodging.

  2. the state of being lodged.

  1. something lodged or deposited.

  2. Military. a position or foothold gained from an enemy, or an entrenchment made upon it.

  3. a lodging place; rooming house.

  4. accommodations; lodgings.

Origin of lodgment

From the Middle French word logement, dating back to 1590–1600. See lodge, -ment
  • Also especially British, lodge·ment .

Words Nearby lodgment

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How to use lodgment in a sentence

  • A good sermon on the Vanity of Riches found lodgment in my ears, and then the supreme moment came.

    Mrs. Raffles | John Kendrick Bangs
  • This resulted in giving to the enemy a secret lodgment on the north side of the James, and a position very menacing to Richmond.

  • The first to mount a breach, to effect a lodgment in an outwork, to enter a newly discovered mine, was sure to perish.

    The Cornet of Horse | G. A. Henty
  • I saw your wraith choose out its last lodgment on Halloween; I know the spot.

    Rookwood | William Harrison Ainsworth
  • Whole Archbishop killed houses and blocks in which the insurgents had found a lodgment had to be demolished.

British Dictionary definitions for lodgment



/ (ˈlɒdʒmənt) /

  1. the act of lodging or the state of being lodged

  2. a blockage or accumulation

  1. a small area gained and held in enemy territory

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