Definitions for: Lodge


[n] a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
[n] any of various native American dwellings
[n] a small (rustic) house used as a temporary shelter
[n] (British) small house at the entrance to the grounds of a country mansion; usually occupied by a gatekeeper or gardener
[n] 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"
[n] English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940)
[v] file a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
[v] fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"
[v] provide housing for; "We are lodging three foreign students this semester"
[v] be a lodger; stay temporarily; "Where are you lodging in Paris?"



Webster (1913) Definition: Lodge, n. [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, n., 1
(b) .


Lodge, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lodged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Lodging.]
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; as, the bullet
lodged in the bark of a tree.


Lodge, v. t. [OE. loggen, OF. logier, F. loger. See
Lodge, n. ]
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 stone of images that
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.

To lodge an information, to enter a formal complaint.

Synonyms: accommodate, charge, club, deposit, file, gild, guild, hostel, hostelry, hunting lodge, indian lodge, inn, order, Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, Sir Oliver Lodge, society, stick, wedge

Antonyms: dislodge, free

See Also: abode, accuse, association, athenaeum, atheneum, barrack, billet, boat club, bookclub, canton, caravan inn, caravansary, caravanserai, chapter, chess club, club member, country club, criminate, domicile, domicile, domiciliate, dwell, dwelling, dwelling house, extend, fasten, fix, frat, fraternity, gatehouse, glee club, golf club, habitation, hogan, home, hotel, house, house, hunt, hunt club, imaret, impeach, incriminate, inhabit, investors club, jockey club, jut, jut out, keep, khan, live, lodge in, occupy, people, physicist, poke out, populate, project, protrude, put up, quarter, racket club, reach out, redeposit, reside, roadhouse, rowing club, secret society, secure, service club, shack, slate club, sleep over, sorority, stick out, teepee, tepee, tipi, turnverein, wickiup, wigwam, yacht club

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