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ˈlɒdʒ ərlod·ger

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lodger, boarder, roomernoun

    a tenant in someone's house


  1. lodgernoun

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

    The difference between lodger and tenant is that the former lives in the landlords home and shares living accommodation.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lodgernoun

    Etymology: from lodge.

    Base tyke, call’st thou me host? now, I scorn the term; nor shall my Nell keep lodgers. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    There were in a family, the man and his wife, three children, and three servants or lodgers. John Graunt, Bills.

    Those houses are soonest infected that are crowded with multiplicity of lodgers, and nasty families. Gideon Harvey.

    The gentlewoman begged me to step; for that a lodger she had taken in was run mad. Tatler, №. 88.

    Sylla was reproached by his fellow lodger, that whilst the fellow lodger paid eight pounds one shilling and fivepence halfpeny for the uppermost story, he paid for the rest twentyfour pounds four shillings and fourpence halfpeny. Arbuthnot.

    Look in that breast, most dirty dear;
    Say, can you find but one such lodger there? Alexander Pope.


  1. lodger

    A lodger is a person who rents a room in another person's house, typically on a long-term basis. The owner of the house still resides in the property, and usually, common areas like kitchen and bathroom are shared by all residents.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lodgernoun

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


  1. Lodger

    Lodger is the thirteenth studio album by English singer-songwriter David Bowie, released in 1979. The last of the 'Berlin Trilogy' recorded in collaboration with Brian Eno, it was produced in Switzerland and New York City, and was more accessible than its immediate predecessors Low and "Heroes", having no instrumentals and being somewhat lighter and more pop-oriented. It was still an experimental record in many ways and was not, by Bowie's standards, a major commercial success. Indifferently received by critics on its initial release, it is now widely considered one of Bowie's most underrated albums.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lodger in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lodger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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