from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that lodges, especially one who rents and lives in a furnished room.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who lodges in another's house (compare tenant).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, lodges; one who occupies a hired room in another's house.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who lodges; especially, one who lives in a hired room or rooms in the house of another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tenant in someone's house
However, he consoled himself with what was in truth a rare consolation for a budding lover, that he was under the same roof with Lizzy; her guest, in fact, to take a poetical view of the term lodger; and that he would certainly see her on the morrow.
If you don't want a long-term lodger, consider instead a short-term homestay.
And she never did understand it until one day she learned that her lodger was the "very young man who had been to the war in the Philippines, and writ about his battles in the Enterprise."
However odd he might be, Mrs. Bunting never forgot her lodger was a gentleman.
Wilson had not been long in the tailor's cottage before Sim seemed to grow uneasy under a fresh anxiety, of which his lodger was the subject.
She imagined that her lodger was a young lady who for some reason had run away from her friends.
"Aw dooant think it does bi 'th' luk on thi, if tha gooas on tha'll be able ta tak a lodger i 'that suit o' clooas, tha'll ha room enuff, -- but tak care o 'thisen, lad."
The landlady, in her moments of good humor, used to assert her belief that her lodger was a disguised prince; but if this were the case, he was certainly one that had been overtaken by poverty.
I told him I knew where there was a lady who occasionally admitted an inmate to her house, which was a large one, but she must be satisfied that her lodger is a gentleman.
The main benefit of taking in a lodger is the fact you don't have to tackle the mortgage on your own.