Definitions

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

  • noun One that lodges, especially one who rents and lives in a furnished room.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who lodges; especially, one who lives in a hired room or rooms in the house of another.

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

  • noun One who, or that which, lodges; one who occupies a hired room in another's house.

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

  • noun A person who lodges in another's house (compare tenant).

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

  • noun a tenant in someone's house

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

lodge +‎ -er

Examples

  • 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.

    Wessex Tales

  • 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.

    Wessex Tales

  • If you don't want a long-term lodger, consider instead a short-term homestay.

    The Guardian World News

  • 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."

    The Adventures of a Boy Reporter

  • However odd he might be, Mrs. Bunting never forgot her lodger was a gentleman.

    The Lodger

  • 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.

    The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance

  • She imagined that her lodger was a young lady who for some reason had run away from her friends.

    Fan : the story of a young girl's life

  • "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."

    Yorksher Puddin' A Collection of the Most Popular Dialect Stories from the Pen of John Hartley

  • 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.

    Caught in the Net

  • 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.

    Varney the vampire; or, The feast of blood. Volume 2

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