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

  • noun A place to live.
  • noun Sleeping accommodations.
  • noun Furnished rooms in another's house rented for accommodation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Place of abode; harbor; cover.
  • noun Place of rest.

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

  • noun The act of one who, or that which, lodges.
  • noun A place of rest, or of temporary habitation; esp., a sleeping apartment; -- often in the plural with a singular meaning.
  • noun Abiding place; harbor; cover.
  • noun a house where lodgings are provided and let.
  • noun a room in which a person lodges, esp. a hired room.

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

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

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 the act of lodging
  • noun structures collectively in which people are housed


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