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1 English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940) [syn: 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" [syn: 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 [syn: hunting lodge]
5 any of various native American dwellings [syn: indian lodge]
6 a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers [syn: hostel, hostelry, inn]


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

User Contributed Dictionary



From loge.



  1. Porter's rooms in the main entrance to a building.
  2. A group of freemasons, the smallest organizational structure of freemasons.
  3. A hotel or resort, usually in a rural area
  4. A building used for recreational use such as a hunting lodge or a summer cabin
  5. A country house
  6. A reservoir providing water for a Lancashire cotton mill (UK).
  7. A beaver's shelter constructed on a pond or lake.



  1. To be firmly fixed in a specified position.
    I've got some spinach lodged between my teeth.
  2. To pay rent to a landlord or landlady who lives in the same house.
  3. To supply with a room or place to sleep in for a time.
  4. To put money, jewellery, or other valuables for safety.
  5. To place (a statement, etc.) with the proper authorities (such as courts, etc.).

Extensive Definition

Lodge has several meanings, in most cases relating to a meeting or dwelling place. It is also a surname.

Common nouns

  • The Lodge, the official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia
  • Black lodge, traditionally a Masonic Lodge fallen into disrepute, but commonly perceived as a meeting place for neo-pagans who believe in black magic.
  • Hunting lodge, a place to stay when hunting
  • Masonic Lodge, meeting place of Freemasons.
  • Ski lodge, a place to stay when skiing
  • Beaver's lodge, a nest
  • Home of Native Americans
  • Hotel, especially with a rustic or wilderness theme, or situated outside a city
  • Level of organisation in a fraternal group (i.e. Freemasonry)
  • Luxury resorts, which is intimate of size, with a common area, and often also features a mountain or natural location
  • A building on a typical British estate in which a family live who are responsible for opening and closing the gates and thereby controlling entry.
  • Name used by Chi Psi Fraternity brothers for their house.
  • Lodge (company), an American cookware manufacturer


lodge in German: Loge
lodge in Spanish: Lodge

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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