What does lodge mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lodge, Sir Oliver Lodge, Sir Oliver Joseph Lodgenoun

    English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940)

  2. club, social club, society, guild, gild, lodge, ordernoun

    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"

  3. lodgenoun

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

  4. lodge, hunting lodgenoun

    a small (rustic) house used as a temporary shelter

  5. lodge, indian lodgenoun

    any of various Native American dwellings

  6. hostel, hostelry, inn, lodge, aubergeverb

    a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers

  7. lodgeverb

    be a lodger; stay temporarily

    "Where are you lodging in Paris?"

  8. lodge, wedge, stick, depositverb

    put, fix, force, or implant

    "lodge a bullet in the table"; "stick your thumb in the crack"

  9. charge, lodge, fileverb

    file a formal charge against

    "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"

  10. lodge, accommodateverb

    provide housing for

    "We are lodging three foreign students this semester"


  1. Lodgeverb

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


  1. lodgenoun

    A building used for recreational use such as a hunting lodge or a summer cabin.

  2. lodgenoun

    Porter's or caretaker's rooms at or near the main entrance to a building or an estate.

  3. lodgenoun

    A local chapter of some fraternities, such as freemasons.

  4. lodgenoun

    A local chapter of a trade union.

  5. lodgenoun

    A rural hotel or resort, an inn.

  6. lodgenoun

    A beaver's shelter constructed on a pond or lake.

  7. lodgeverb

    To be firmly fixed in a specified position.

    I've got some spinach lodged between my teeth.

  8. lodgeverb

    To pay rent to a landlord or landlady who lives in the same house .

  9. lodgeverb

    To supply with a room or place to sleep in for a time.

  10. lodgeverb

    To put money, jewellery, or other valuables for safety.

  11. lodgeverb

    To place (a statement, etc.) with the proper authorities (such as courts, etc.).

  12. lodgeverb

    To flatten to the ground.

  13. Etymology: From logge, from loge, lobia, laubia, of origin, from *, from laubijō, from lauban, from lōubh-. Cognate with louba (German Laube), loub, leaf. Related to lobby, loggia, leaf.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lodgenoun

    Etymology: logis, French.

    He brake up his court, and retired himself, his wife and children, into a certain forest thereby, which he calleth his desart, wherein he hath built two fine lodges. Philip Sidney.

    I found him as melancholy as a lodge in a warren. William Shakespeare.

    He and his lady both are at the lodge,
    Upon the north side of this pleasant chace. William Shakespeare.

    Thus at their shady lodge arriv’d, both stood,
    Both turn’d, and under open sky ador’d
    The God that made both sky, air, earth. John Milton.

    Whenever I am turned out, my lodge descends upon a low-spirited family. Jonathan Swift.

  2. To Lodgeverb

    Etymology: logian , Saxon; loger, French.

    When he was come to the court of France, the king stiled him by the name of the duke of York; lodged him, and accommodated him, in great state. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    Ev’ry house was proud to lodge a knight. Dryden.

    When on the brink the foaming boar I met,
    And in his side thought to have lodg’d my spear,
    The desp’rate savage rush’d within my force,
    And bore me headlong with him down the rock. Thomas Otway.

    He lodg’d an arrow in a tender breast,
    That had so often to his own been prest. Joseph Addison, Ovid.

    In viewing again the ideas that are lodged in the memory, the mind is more than passive. John Locke.

    By whose fell working I was first advanc’d,
    And by whose pow’r I well might lodge a fear
    To be again displac’d. William Shakespeare.

    I can give no reason,
    More than a lodg’d hate, and a certain loathing
    I bear Antonio. William Shakespeare, Merch. of Venice.

    This cunning the king would not understand, though he lodged it, and noted it, in some particulars. Francis Bacon, H. VII.

    The deer is lodg’d, I’ve track’d her to her covert;
    Rush in at once. Joseph Addison, Cato.

    The memory can lodge a greater store of images, than all the senses can present at one time. George Cheyne, Phil. Principles.

    Though bladed corn be lodg’d, and trees blown down,
    Though castles topple on their warders heads. William Shakespeare.

    We’ll make foul weather with despised tears;
    Our sighs, and they, shall lodge the Summer corn,
    And make a dearth in this revolting land. William Shakespeare.

  3. To Lodgeverb

    Care keeps his watch in ev’ry old man’s eye,
    And where care lodgeth, sleep will never lie. William Shakespeare.

    Something holy lodges in that breast,
    And with these raptures moves the vocal air
    To testify his hidden residence. John Milton.

    And dwells such rage in softest bosom then?
    And lodge such daring souls in little men? Alexander Pope.

    Why commands the king,
    That his chief followers lodge in towns about him,
    While he himself keepeth in the cold field? William Shakespeare.

    I know not where he lodges; and for me to devise a lodging, and say, he lies here, or he lies there, were to lie in mine own throat. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    Thy father is a man of war, and will not lodge with the people. 2 Sam. xvii. 8.

    My lords
    And soldiers, stay and lodge by me this night. William Shakespeare.

    Oh, that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men, that I might leave my people. Jer. ix. 4.

    Here thou art but a stranger travelling to thy country; it is therefore a huge folly to be afflicted, because thou hast a less convenient inn to lodge in by the way. Taylor.

    Long cone wheat they reckon in Oxfordshire best for rank clays; and its straw makes it not subject to lodge, or to be mildewed. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lodgenoun

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

  2. Lodgenoun

    a small dwelling house, as for a gamekeeper or gatekeeper of an estate

  3. Lodgenoun

    a den or cave

  4. Lodgenoun

    the meeting room of an association; hence, the regularly constituted body of members which meets there; as, a masonic lodge

  5. Lodgenoun

    the chamber of an abbot, prior, or head of a college

  6. Lodgenoun

    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

  7. Lodgenoun

    a collection of objects lodged together

  8. Lodgenoun

    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

  9. Lodgeverb

    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

  10. Lodgeverb

    to fall or lie down, as grass or grain, when overgrown or beaten down by the wind

  11. Lodgeverb

    to come to a rest; to stop and remain; as, the bullet lodged in the bark of a tree

  12. Lodgenoun

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

  13. Lodgenoun

    to drive to shelter; to track to covert

  14. Lodgenoun

    to deposit for keeping or preservation; as, the men lodged their arms in the arsenal

  15. Lodgenoun

    to cause to stop or rest in; to implant

  16. Lodgenoun

    to lay down; to prostrate

  17. Etymology: [OE. loggen, OF. logier, F. loger. See Lodge, n. ]


  1. Lodge

    Lodge is a town in Colleton County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 114 at the 2000 census.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lodge

    loj, n. a small house in a park: a hut: the cottage of a gatekeeper: a retreat: a secret association, also the place of meeting.—v.t. to furnish with a temporary dwelling: place, deposit: to infix, to settle: to drive to covert: to lay flat, as grain.—v.i. to reside: to rest: to dwell for a time: to pass the night: to lie flat, as grain.—ns. Lodg′er, one who lodges or lives at board or in a hired room; Lodg′ing, temporary habitation: a room or rooms hired in the house of another (often in pl.): harbour; Lodg′ing-house, a house where lodgings are let, a house other than a hotel where travellers lodge; Lodg′ment, act of lodging, or state of being lodged: accumulation of something that remains at rest: (mil.) the occupation of a position by a besieging party, and the works thrown up to maintain it.—Lodger franchise, a right to vote conferred on persons occupying lodgings.—Grand Lodge, the principal lodge of Freemasons, presided over by the Grand-master. [O. Fr. loge—Old High Ger. loubā, an arbour.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lodge' in Nouns Frequency: #2860

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lodge' in Verbs Frequency: #1053

Anagrams for lodge »

  1. golde

  2. ogled

  3. glode

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lodge in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lodge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of lodge in a Sentence

  1. Kristen Wingerter Martinez:

    My husband has lived in Eureka since 1972, never seen it this bad, kids are out of school. People can't make it to work. National Guard brought in. A community pulling together to save our favorite pizza place. Elks lodge feeding all the volunteers with the American flag flying high in Eureka.

  2. Erin Shields:

    The Lodge at Sea Island stands out because its guests are consistently impressed and it racks up a lot of industry accolades.

  3. William Cowper:

    Oh to have a lodge in some vast wilderness. Where rumors of oppression and deceit, of unsuccessful and successful wars may never reach me anymore.

  4. Ofwono Opondo:

    Both were rescued from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are safely back in Kanungu district in Uganda, they are back at the lodge and she is expected to be in Kampala tomorrow.

  5. Raphael Chiche:

    Chris Brown has lodged a complaint with the Paris public prosecutor for slanderous accusations, so that an investigation can be conducted, in particular so that light can be shed on the conditions under which this young woman was brought to lodge a complaint against him and, also, check her motivations.

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    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
    • A. extroversive
    • B. ambidextrous
    • C. eloquent
    • D. articulate

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