Definition of Lodge

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

Exact synonyms: Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, Sir Oliver Lodge
Generic synonyms: Physicist

2. Verb. Be a lodger; stay temporarily. "Where are you lodging in Paris?"
Generic synonyms: Dwell, Inhabit, Live, Populate
Specialized synonyms: Sleep Over, Stay Over
Derivative terms: Lodger, Lodging, Lodgings

3. Noun. A formal association of people with similar interests. "Men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"

4. Verb. Put, fix, force, or implant. "They lodge the books into the box"; "Stick your thumb in the crack"
Exact synonyms: Deposit, Stick, Wedge
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Specialized synonyms: Redeposit
Antonyms: Dislodge
Derivative terms: Lodgement, Lodging
Also: Stick Out

5. Noun. Small house at the entrance to the grounds of a country mansion; usually occupied by a gatekeeper or gardener.

6. Verb. File a formal charge against. "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
Exact synonyms: Charge, File
Generic synonyms: Accuse, Criminate, Impeach, Incriminate
Specialized synonyms: Impeach
Derivative terms: Charge, File, File, Filer, Lodgement

7. Noun. A small (rustic) house used as a temporary shelter.
Exact synonyms: Hunting Lodge
Generic synonyms: House

8. Verb. Provide housing for. "We are lodging three foreign students this semester"
Exact synonyms: Accommodate
Generic synonyms: Domiciliate, House, Put Up
Specialized synonyms: Barrack, Keep, Billet, Canton, Quarter
Derivative terms: Accommodation, Accommodation, Lodging, Lodgings
Also: Lodge In

9. Noun. Any of various Native American dwellings.
Exact synonyms: Indian Lodge
Generic synonyms: Abode, Domicile, Dwelling, Dwelling House, Habitation, Home
Specialized synonyms: Hogan, Teepee, Tepee, Tipi, Wickiup, Wikiup, Wigwam

10. Noun. A hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers.
Exact synonyms: Auberge, Hostel, Hostelry, Inn
Specialized synonyms: Caravan Inn, Caravansary, Caravanserai, Khan, Imaret, Post House, Posthouse, Roadhouse
Generic synonyms: Hotel

Definition of Lodge

1. n. A shelter in which one may rest;

2. v. i. 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.

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

Definition of Lodge

1. Noun. A building used for recreational use such as a hunting lodge or a summer cabin. ¹

2. Noun. Porter's or caretaker's rooms at or near the main entrance to a building or an estate. ¹

3. Noun. A local chapter of some fraternities, such as freemasons. ¹

4. Noun. (American English) A local chapter of a trade union. ¹

5. Noun. A rural hotel or resort, an inn. ¹

6. Noun. A beaver's shelter constructed on a pond or lake. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To be firmly fixed in a specified position. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To pay rent to a landlord or landlady who lives in the same house (rfex). ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To supply with a room or place to sleep in for a time. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To put money, jewellery, or other valuables for safety. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To place (a statement, etc.) with the proper authorities (such as courts, etc.). ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To flatten to the ground. ¹

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Definition of Lodge

1. to furnish with temporary quarters [v LODGED, LODGING, LODGES]

Medical Definition of Lodge

1. 1. To rest or remain a lodge house, or other shelter; to rest; to stay; to abide; especially, to sleep at night; as, to lodge in York Street. "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. 3. To come to a rest; to stop and remain; as, the bullet lodged in the bark of a tree. Origin: Lodged; Lodging. 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. Origin: OE. Loggen, OF. Logier, F. Loger. See Lodge. 1. A shelter in which one may rest; as: A shed; a rude cabin; a hut; as, an Indian's lodge. "Their lodges and their tentis up they gan bigge [to build]" (Robert of Brunne) "O for a lodge in some vast wilderness!" (Cowper) A small dwelling house, as for a gamekeeper or gatekeeper of an estate. A den or cave. The meeting room of an association; hence, the regularly constituted body of members which meets there; as, a masonic lodge. The chamber of an abbot, prior, or head of a college. 2. 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. 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, 1 . Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Lodge

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1. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1896)
"The first lodge of Free and Accepted Masons held in the Colonies was organized in Philadelphia, at the Tun Tavern, a once prominent hostelry on the east ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Suit by the Most Worshipful Grand Lod'ge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of West Virginia against the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand lodge of West ..."

3. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1900)
"701 Nich° Morrell And that ye Inhabitants & familys from W10 Frys to John Morrell Junr Son of Nich° Morrell Inclusively lodge therein, ..."

4. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1886)
"Every such petition shall set forth, among other things, the place at which it is desired the Wayfarers' lodge shall be established, and the maximum cost of ..."

5. Publications (1885)
"58—Societies and Associations: Masonic: Orphans Hope lodge, Delta lodge, ... Encampment — Knights of Pythias: Delphi lodge — Knights of Honor: Pilgrim lodge ..."

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