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

  • n. A place to live: found lodging near her new job.
  • n. Sleeping accommodations. Often used in the plural: We found the lodgings on the tour rather primitive.
  • n. Furnished rooms in another's house rented for accommodation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place to live or lodge.
  • n. sleeping accommodation.
  • n. Furnished rooms in a house rented as accommodation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of one who, or that which, lodges.
  • n. A place of rest, or of temporary habitation; esp., a sleeping apartment; -- often in the plural with a singular meaning.
  • n. Abiding place; harbor; cover.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place of temporary residence; especially, a room or rooms hired for residence in the house of another: often used in this sense in the plural with a singular meaning.
  • n. Place of abode; harbor; cover.
  • n. Place of rest.

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

  • n. the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily
  • n. the act of lodging
  • n. structures collectively in which people are housed


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