from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cottage or cabin, often rustic, used as a temporary abode or shelter: a ski lodge.
  • n. A small house on the grounds of an estate or a park, used by a caretaker or gatekeeper.
  • n. An inn.
  • n. Any of various Native American dwellings, such as a hogan, wigwam, or longhouse.
  • n. The group living in such a dwelling.
  • n. A local chapter of certain fraternal organizations.
  • n. The meeting hall of such a chapter.
  • n. The members of such a chapter.
  • n. The den of certain animals, such as the dome-shaped structure built by beavers.
  • transitive v. To provide with temporary quarters, especially for sleeping: lodges travelers in the shed.
  • transitive v. To rent a room to.
  • transitive v. To place or establish in quarters: lodged the children with relatives after the fire.
  • transitive v. To serve as a depository for; contain: This cellar lodges our oldest wines.
  • transitive v. To place, leave, or deposit, as for safety: documents lodged with a trusted associate.
  • transitive v. To fix, force, or implant: lodge a bullet in a wall.
  • transitive v. To register (a charge or complaint, for example) before an authority, such as a court; file.
  • transitive v. To vest (authority, for example).
  • transitive v. To beat (crops) down flat: rye lodged by the cyclone.
  • intransitive v. To live in a place temporarily.
  • intransitive v. To rent accommodations, especially for sleeping.
  • intransitive v. To be or become embedded: The ball lodged in the fence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A building for recreational use such as a hunting lodge or a summer cabin.
  • n. Porter's or caretaker's rooms at or near the main entrance to a building or an estate.
  • n. A local chapter of some fraternities, such as freemasons.
  • n. A local chapter of a trade union.
  • n. A rural hotel or resort, an inn.
  • n. A beaver's shelter constructed on a pond or lake.
  • v. To be firmly fixed in a specified position.
  • v. To pay rent to a landlord or landlady who lives in the same house.
  • v. To supply with a room or place to sleep in for a time.
  • v. To put money, jewellery, or other valuables for safety.
  • v. To place (a statement, etc.) with the proper authorities (such as courts, etc.).
  • v. To flatten to the ground.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A shelter in which one may rest
  • n. A shed; a rude cabin; a hut.
  • n. A small dwelling house, as for a gamekeeper or gatekeeper of an estate.
  • n. A den or cave.
  • n. The meeting room of an association; hence, the regularly constituted body of members which meets there.
  • n. The chamber of an abbot, prior, or head of a college.
  • n. The space at the mouth of a level next the shaft, widened to permit wagons to pass, or ore to be deposited for hoisting; -- called also platt.
  • n. A collection of objects lodged together.
  • n. A family of North American Indians, or the persons who usually occupy an Indian lodge, -- as a unit of enumeration, reckoned from four to six persons.
  • intransitive v. To rest or remain a lodge house, or other shelter; to rest; to stay; to abide; esp., to sleep at night.
  • intransitive v. To fall or lie down, as grass or grain, when overgrown or beaten down by the wind.
  • intransitive v. To come to a rest; to stop and remain; to become stuck or caught.
  • transitive v. To give shelter or rest to; especially, to furnish a sleeping place for; to harbor; to shelter; hence, to receive; to hold.
  • transitive v. To drive to shelter; to track to covert.
  • transitive v. To deposit for keeping or preservation.
  • transitive v. To cause to stop or rest in; to implant.
  • transitive v. To lay down; to prostrate.
  • transitive v. To present or bring (information, a complaint) before a court or other authority.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To furnish with a lodge or habitation, especially a temporary one; provide with a transient or temporary place of abode; harbor.
  • To set, lay, place, or deposit, as in a place of rest, or for preservation or future action: as, to lodge money in a bank; to lodge a complaint in court.
  • To find an abode for; assign a residence to; put in possession.
  • To plant or implant; infix; fix or settle; place: as, to lodge an arrow in one's breast.
  • To bring to a lodgment; beat down; lay flat: said especially of vegetation.
  • To entrap, as in a place of lodgment.
  • To have a lodge or an abode, especially a temporary one; be furnished with shelter and accommodation.
  • To have an abiding-place; dwell; have a fixed position.
  • To be deposited or fixed; settle: as, a seed lodged in a crevice of a rock.
  • To be beaten down or laid flat, as grain.
  • n. A hut; a cottage; a house affording merely the simplest accommodations; a temporary habitation; with reference to the North American Indians, a hut constructed of poles and branches, skins, or rough boards.
  • n. A small house in a park, forest, or demesne; a gate-house; also, a small house or cottage connected with a larger house: as, a porter's lodge.
  • n. Any covered place of shelter, as a den or cave in which wild beasts lurk; in hunting, the shelter of the buck or doe.
  • n. The place in which a body of workmen were employed; a working-place or workshop, especially one of masons or builders.
  • n. A place of meeting for members of a secret society, as that of the Freemasons or the Odd Fellows; hence, a body of members of such a society meeting in one place, in either an individual or a representative capacity, in the latter case constituting a district or a grand lodge; also, among the Freemasons, a meeting, session, or convention of such a body.
  • n. A collection of similar objects situated close to one another.
  • n. In mining, the bottom of a shaft or of any other cavity where the water of the mine has an opportunity to collect, so that it may be pumped out. The word sump is much more commonly used in the United States.
  • n. In Cambridge, England, the residence of the head of a college.
  • n. In mining, a cabin at the pit-head for workmen.

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

  • v. put, fix, force, or implant
  • n. small house at the entrance to the grounds of a country mansion; usually occupied by a gatekeeper or gardener
  • n. English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940)
  • n. a small (rustic) house used as a temporary shelter
  • v. be a lodger; stay temporarily
  • n. any of various Native American dwellings
  • n. a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
  • v. provide housing for
  • v. file a formal charge against
  • n. a formal association of people with similar interests


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, from Old French loge, of Germanic origin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English logge, from Old French loge ("arbor, covered walk-way"), Medieval Latin lobia, laubia, from Frankish *laubija (“shelter”), from Proto-Germanic *laubijō (“arbour, protective roof, shelter made of foliage”), from Proto-Germanic *lauban (“leaf”), from Proto-Indo-European *lōubh- (“the outer parts of a tree, bark, foliage”). Cognate with Old High German louba ("porch, gallery") (German Laube ("bower, arbor")), Old High German loub ("leaf, foliage"), Old English lēaf ("leaf, foliage"). Related to lobby, loggia, leaf.



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