4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lodge \Lodge\ (l[o^]j), noun [OE. loge, logge, F. loge, LL. laubia porch, gallery, fr. OHG. louba, G. laube, arbor, bower, fr. lab foliage. See {Leaf}, and cf. {Lobby}, {Loggia}.]

1. A shelter in which one may rest; as: (a) A shed; a rude cabin; a hut; as, an Indian's lodge. --Chaucer.

Their lodges and their tentis up they gan bigge [to build]. --Robert of Brunne.

O for a lodge in some vast wilderness! --Cowper. (b) A small dwelling house, as for a gamekeeper or gatekeeper of an estate. --Shak. (c) A den or cave. (d) The meeting room of an association; hence, the regularly constituted body of members which meets there; as, a masonic lodge. (c) The chamber of an abbot, prior, or head of a college.

2. (Mining) 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}. --Raymond.

3. A collection of objects lodged together.

The Maldives, a famous lodge of islands. --De Foe.

4. 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; as, the tribe consists of about two hundred lodges, that is, of about a thousand individuals.

{Lodge gate}, a park gate, or entrance gate, near the lodge. See {Lodge}, noun, 1 (b) .

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lodge \Lodge\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Lodged} (l[o^]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lodging} (l[o^]j"[i^]ng).]

1. To rest or remain a lodge house, or other shelter; to rest; to stay; to abide; esp., to sleep at night; as, to lodge in York Street. --Chaucer.

Stay and lodge by me this night. --Shak.

Something holy lodges in that breast. --Milton.

2. To fall or lie down, as grass or grain, when overgrown or beaten down by the wind. --Mortimer.

3. To come to a rest; to stop and remain; to become stuck or caught; as, the bullet lodged in the bark of a tree; a piece of meat lodged in his throat.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lodge \Lodge\, verb (used with an object) [OE. loggen, OF. logier, F. loger. See {Lodge}, noun ]

1. To give shelter or rest to; especially, to furnish a sleeping place for; to harbor; to shelter; hence, to receive; to hold.

Every house was proud to lodge a knight. --Dryden.

The memory can lodge a greater store of images than all the senses can present at one time. --Cheyne.

2. To drive to shelter; to track to covert.

The deer is lodged; I have tracked her to her covert. --Addison.

3. To deposit for keeping or preservation; as, the men lodged their arms in the arsenal.

4. To cause to stop or rest in; to implant.

He lodged an arrow in a tender breast. --Addison.

5. To lay down; to prostrate.

Though bladed corn be lodged, and trees blown down. --Shak.

6. To present or bring (information, a complaint) before a court or other authority; as, to lodge a complaint. [PJC]

{To lodge an information}, to enter a formal complaint.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940) [syn: {Lodge}, {Sir Oliver Lodge}, {Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge}]

2: a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today" [syn: {club}, {social club}, {society}, {guild}, {gild}, {lodge}, {order}]

3: small house at the entrance to the grounds of a country mansion; usually occupied by a gatekeeper or gardener

4: a small (rustic) house used as a temporary shelter [syn: {lodge}, {hunting lodge}]

5: any of various Native American dwellings [syn: {lodge}, {indian lodge}]

6: a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers [syn: {hostel}, {hostelry}, {inn}, {lodge}, {auberge}]


1: be a lodger; stay temporarily; "Where are you lodging in Paris?"

2: put, fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"; "stick your thumb in the crack" [syn: {lodge}, {wedge}, {stick}, {deposit}] [ant: {dislodge}, {free}]

3: file a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife" [syn: {charge}, {lodge}, {file}]

4: provide housing for; "We are lodging three foreign students this semester" [syn: {lodge}, {accommodate}]

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