Definition and Meanings for lodge

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Lodge is ranked 7,182 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of lodge

noun, intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb

Etymology of lodge

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 oe. loggen, of. logier, f. loger. see lodge, n.

Meaning of lodge

as noun

  • a shelter in which one may rest;;a shed; a rude cabin; a hut; as, an indian's lodge.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • a collection of objects lodged together.
  • 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.

as noun

    as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

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

    as transitive verb, noun

    • to give shelter or rest to; especially, to furnish a sleeping place for; to harbor; to shelter; hence, to receive; to hold.
    • to drive to shelter; to track to covert.
    • to deposit for keeping or preservation; as, the men lodged their arms in the arsenal.
    • to cause to stop or rest in; to implant.
    • to lay down; to prostrate.
    • to present or bring (information, a complaint) before a court or other authority; as, to lodge a complaint.
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