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Definition of 'lodge'


  1. English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940)
       Synonyms: Sir Oliver Lodge Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge
  2. 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"
       Synonyms: club social club society guild gild order
  3. small house at the entrance to the grounds of a country mansion; usually occupied by a gatekeeper or gardener
  4. a small (rustic) house used as a temporary shelter
       Synonyms: hunting lodge
  5. any of various native American dwellings
       Synonyms: indian lodge
  6. a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
       Synonyms: hostel hostelry inn auberge


  1. be a lodger; stay temporarily; "Where are you lodging in Paris?"
  2. fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"
       Synonyms: wedge stick deposit
       Antonyms: dislodge free
  3. file a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
       Synonyms: charge file
  4. provide housing for; "We are lodging three foreign students this semester"
       Synonyms: accommodate

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