From Middle English logge, from Old French loge (“arbor, covered walk-way”), Medieval Latin lobia, laubia, from Frankish *laubija (“shelter”), from Proto-Germanic *laubijō (“arbour, protective roof, shelter made of foliage”), from Proto-Germanic *laubą (“leaf”), from Proto-Indo-European *lōubh- (“the outer parts of a tree, bark, foliage”). Cognate with Old High German louba (“porch, gallery”) (German Laube (“bower, arbor”)), Old High German loub (“leaf, foliage”), Old English lēaf (“leaf, foliage”). Related to lobby, loggia, leaf.
- (General American) IPA(key): /lɑdʒ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /lɒdʒ/
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- Rhymes: -ɒdʒ
lodge (plural lodges)
- A building for recreational use such as a hunting lodge or a summer cabin.
- Porter's or caretaker's rooms at or near the main entrance to a building or an estate.
- A local chapter of some fraternities, such as freemasons.
- (US) A local chapter of a trade union.
- A rural hotel or resort, an inn.
- A beaver's shelter constructed on a pond or lake.
- A den or cave.
- The chamber of an abbot, prior, or head of a college.
- (mining) The space at the mouth of a level next to the shaft, widened to permit wagons to pass, or ore to be deposited for hoisting; called also platt.
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- A collection of objects lodged together.
- De Foe
- the Maldives, a famous lodge of islands
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- A family of Native Americans, or the persons who usually occupy an Indian lodge; as a unit of enumeration, reckoned from four to six persons.
- The tribe consists of about two hundred lodges, that is, of about a thousand individuals.
- (intransitive) To be firmly fixed in a specified position.
- I've got some spinach lodged between my teeth.
- The bullet missed its target and lodged in the bark of a tree.
- (intransitive) To stay in a boarding-house, paying rent to the resident landlord or landlady.
- The detective Sherlock Holmes lodged in Baker Street.
- (intransitive) To stay in any place or shelter.
- Stay and lodge by me this night.
- Something holy lodges in that breast.
- (transitive) To supply with a room or place to sleep in for a time.
- (transitive) To put money, jewellery, or other valuables for safety.
- (transitive) To place (a statement, etc.) with the proper authorities (such as courts, etc.).
- (intransitive) To become flattened, as grass or grain, when overgrown or beaten down by the wind.
- The heavy rain caused the wheat to lodge.