from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of lodging.
  • noun The state of being lodged.
  • noun A place for lodging.
  • noun An accumulation or a deposit.
  • noun A foothold or beachhead gained by troops in enemy or neutral territory.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of lodging, or the state of being lodged: as, the lodgment of money in a bank; the lodgment of grass or grain by a storm.
  • noun A deposit, as of an accumulated mass; a settling: as, the lodgment of mud in a tank.
  • noun A place where persons or things are lodged; a lodging.
  • noun Milit., a position or foothold gained from and held against an enemy, as by an invading or a besieging army: as, to effect a lodgment on the enemy's coast, or within the enemy's lines.
  • noun In mining, same as lodge, 7.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of lodging, or the state of being lodged.
  • noun obsolete A lodging place; a room.
  • noun An accumulation or collection of something deposited in a place or remaining at rest.
  • noun (Mil.) The occupation and holding of a position, as by a besieging party; an instrument thrown up in a captured position.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An area used for lodging.
  • noun The condition of being lodged.
  • noun The act of lodging.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily
  • noun bringing a charge or accusation against someone


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