Definition of lodge in English:


Pronunciation /läj/ /lɑdʒ/

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  • 1A small house at the gates of a park or in the grounds of a large house, occupied by a gatekeeper, gardener, or other employee.

    ‘The house, the entrance lodge and garden of just over an acre comprise lot one.’
    • ‘The Westward Group, the developer, is hoping to complete the two gate lodges and a three-bedroom house in the first phase in the coming months.’
    • ‘It was agreed that Gloria would stay for three weeks and would occupy the lodge in the garden of the Wood's house some 30 yards away.’
    • ‘These include Blackrock Castle in Cork - not so long ago its gate lodge was used as a public house.’
    • ‘The gate lodge behind it is the only indicator that behind the wall lies some large estate, somewhere that is hidden from view and inaccessible to the public.’
    • ‘We came suddenly to the gate of the lodge and Locksley the caretaker greeted us diffidently in his knit hat and muddy Wellingtons.’
    • ‘As a child Mr Gawthorpe would often visit the park lodge where his uncle lived with his family, there to be plied with elderberry cordial in the summer.’
    • ‘He rang at the gate and looked through its ironwork at the house until an elderly man came out of the gate lodge and opened a small wooden door in the wall.’
    • ‘The estate also contains lodges, coach houses and a walled garden.’
    • ‘During this period, Corona planted a new arboretum and created the bog garden and a walk was completed from the lodge to the house.’
    • ‘Mulvany could also build in a light and whimsical manner, especially when it came to gate lodges.’
    • ‘In Castlecore, the gate lodge retains many original features and carries a price tag of £140,000.’
    • ‘The gate lodge is to be turned into accommodation for the full-time caretaker who will look after the site.’
    • ‘It stood in its own park, with a lodge and a drive, partly to give privacy, partly to impress or even overawe visitors.’
    • ‘Landenstown Estate, a two-storey property, has four reception rooms, two gate lodges and an extensive stable complex.’
    • ‘In the gate lodge, there is a living room, kitchen, bedroom and shower room.’
    • ‘The key to the gate lodge's appeal is the individuality of each building.’
    • ‘The existing protected gate lodge will be altered and renovated for residential use.’
    • ‘The gate lodge has another 92 square metres of space.’
    • ‘There is only one lodge in this park, just one.’
    gatehouse, cottage, toll house
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    1. 1.1A small country house occupied in season for sports such as hunting, shooting, fishing, and skiing.
      ‘a hunting lodge’
      • ‘An itinerant court stayed at urban and rural palaces and hunting lodges.’
      • ‘Originally built in 1703 as a hunting lodge, it doubled as a soup kitchen during the Great Hunger.’
      • ‘She has not had the easiest person to live with, and for most of our married life our house has looked much more like a hunting lodge than a home.’
      • ‘It has also been home to an admiral, a church minister and a teacher as well as being a hunting lodge.’
      • ‘In fact, if you stay in town and want to book a game drive, there are 43 hunting lodges in the area.’
      • ‘The king spent increasing amounts of time at his hunting lodge at Versailles, and by the late 1660s it was being regularly extended to accommodate his growing entourage.’
      • ‘The men's dorms are decorated in virile earth tones and the rugged wood and tweedy furniture gives you the feeling of being in a hunting lodge.’
      • ‘The mansion looked more like a hunting lodge than the center for coordinating five million personnel.’
      • ‘The largest wooden structure in the islands, it's modeled after old English hunting lodges, with a full croquet course and pros to teach you the game.’
      • ‘The hunting lodge was, indeed, ancient.’
      • ‘Only fragments remain of this royal hunting lodge, although there are some impressive earthworks including Bank Slack.’
      • ‘A few seconds later, the main ski lodge sped into view.’
      • ‘"Here we are, " Katie said, pulling up in front of the main ski lodge.’
      • ‘For example, if you run a ski lodge, you could create a blog about the local skill hill.’
      • ‘An upscale lakeside lodge welcomes anglers, and stables are nearby.’
      • ‘If this place is a standard fishing lodge then I'll eat my hat.’
      • ‘I motored away to the fishing lodge and reported this cheat to the fishery manager.’
      • ‘All in all, it resembles the exclusive hunting lodge of some pompous lord and his friends.’
      • ‘Hunters may return to the lodge for lunch and siesta or make a day of it in the field.’
      • ‘Our tour operator drove 1,000 kilometres to meet us with a replacement guide, and we resumed our interrupted itinerary of dunes, game lodges and safari parks.’
      house, cottage, cabin, chalet
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    2. 1.2A large house or hotel.
      • ‘Cumberland Lodge’
    3. 1.3A porter's quarters at the main entrance of a college or other large building.
      ‘This building was the main part of the lodge and flanking it were two dorms, which would house the girls and the boys separately.’
      • ‘The film, of which there is only one existing copy in the UK, has now arrived and is being stored in padlocked cans in the College lodge, and is due to be screened next week.’
      • ‘Do the ducks still nest next to the porter's lodge near Staircase 1?’
      • ‘In college Cook then spotted a small poster in the porter's lodge.’
    4. 1.4The residence of a head of a college, especially at Cambridge.
    5. 1.5A North American Indian hut.
      • ‘Sweat lodges are traditionally low, windowless, insulated domes constructed of willow branches.’
    6. 1.6A beaver's den.
      ‘Beaver lodges are also the work of a master builder.’
      • ‘Like beavers, muskrats build lodges out of sticks, twigs, cattails and bulrushes, reinforcing them with mud.’
      • ‘In the next scene, he builds an airy dome, something like a beaver lodge, out of bleached driftwood.’
      • ‘Visitors will be fascinated to see the lodges and dams that beavers build and, given the chance, will be delighted to watch these entertaining and intelligent animals.’
      • ‘In the pond were two beaver lodges and along the shore there were many examples of beaver-gnawed trees.’
      • ‘One species is commonly found in beaver lodges!’
      den, lair, hole, sett
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  • 2A branch or meeting place of an organization such as the Freemasons.

    in names ‘the foundation of the Grand Lodge of England’
    • ‘Some of their public meetings and conventions were recorded, but I have been unable to locate minutes from any secret meetings of individual lodges.’
    • ‘The Freemasons had dissolved their lodges under government pressure, and state employees in all professions were subject to dismissal for left-wing associations.’
    • ‘Towns were also cultural centres, the largest of which, by the second half of the eighteenth century, possessed theatres, masonic lodges, reading clubs, and newspapers.’
    • ‘Scholars have placed women's participation in associations such as Masonic lodges and salons under an ever-increasing scrutiny.’
    • ‘The scheme will be considered by representatives of lodges and other Masonic organisations who use the existing hall at a special meeting in November.’
    • ‘He felt he was being punished for exposing the links between the business world, the Mafia, the secret Masonic lodges and the secret services.’
    • ‘The huge works are the membership registers of the 600 Freemason's lodges of Scotland, the ‘secret’ order reputed to wield legendary influence in the corridors of power.’
    • ‘Losing faith in the customary avenues for change, they began to seek new outlets for their aspirations in Masonic lodges, provincial academies, and political clubs.’
    • ‘The origins of the Freemasons are disputed, but the first organized lodges date from 1717 in England.’
    • ‘What set the clubs apart from masonic lodges and circles, however, was their involvement in politics.’
    • ‘Masonic lodges set up charitable funds, and in several cities philanthropic societies were established in the 1780s to tap the wealth of the rich for the poor.’
    • ‘They had usually been long connected by business interests and had also engaged in social intercourse through associations such as Masonic lodges.’
    • ‘He then moved to Helena where he entered the insurance business and became an American citizen as well as a member of the Montana Club and a Masonic lodge.’
    • ‘Other than that, if you believe in helping others, enjoy ritual bonding and can find someone to introduce you to a lodge, Freemasonry might be just the thing.’
    • ‘Historians have investigated union halls, fraternal lodges, and doomed third parties for insight into how the American working class has managed the dilemma of poverty in a land of plenty.’
    • ‘This is still a working lodge, but it also contains a museum of Freemasonry, which, as you'd expect, houses a few Burns items.’
    • ‘Returned to St Petersburg, they transformed the lodges into secret societies and plotted to bring constitutional rule to an autocratic, caste-ridden, and militaristic state.’
    • ‘Between 800 and 900 Masonic lodges were founded in France between 1732 and 1793, two-thirds of them after 1760.’
    • ‘He also made silver for churches, Masonic lodges, and mechanics' associations.’
    • ‘By the 1720s they had their own church with the establishment of the first Masonic lodges.’
    section, branch, chapter, wing
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  • 1with object Present (a complaint, appeal, claim, etc.) formally to the proper authorities.

    ‘he has 28 days in which to lodge an appeal’
    • ‘This matter would be considered when the application was formally lodged to the Local Authority.’
    • ‘It is not the function of this Tribunal to comment on whether the unfair dismissal claim lodged by the Appellant was justified or not as the matter was settled.’
    • ‘They cannot leave it to the initiative of the next of kin either to lodge a formal complaint or to take responsibility for the conduct of the investigative procedures.’
    • ‘It seems that the Appellant did not lodge a timely appeal against conviction.’
    • ‘In my judgment, it cannot be said that the present application was lodged promptly.’
    • ‘Complaints are lodged by the claimant victim or, if this is not possible, by relatives or representatives.’
    • ‘In excess of 70,000 Claimants have lodged claims and further claims are anticipated.’
    • ‘Obviously, once the game is over teams can still lodge formal protests or complaints as they do now.’
    • ‘The following day government prosecutors lodged a formal appeal against the ruling.’
    • ‘Four individuals have now lodged complaints against the dentist, the health board has confirmed.’
    • ‘He has now lodged a complaint with a hospital which sent her home.’
    • ‘The appeal was lodged with the council before Christmas, just as the six-month deadline for appeals was reached.’
    • ‘Magistrates granted the two men conditional bail, but Gair immediately lodged an appeal against the decision.’
    • ‘Three separate planning applications have been lodged with the local authority for the project.’
    • ‘In 1997, a claim was lodged on behalf of 5,000 other clerical employees, all of them women.’
    • ‘Obviously, once the game is over teams can still lodge formal protests or complaints as they do now.’
    • ‘The unfair dismissal claims were immediately lodged by the Union and hearings began in March 1999.’
    • ‘They have also lodged a claim for damages, aggravated damages and costs.’
    • ‘Jason's claim will be lodged with the courts following his 21st birthday in June.’
    • ‘A full planning application is to be lodged with the council in April.’
    submit, register, enter, put forward, place, advance, lay, present, press, bring, prefer, tender, proffer, put on record, record, file
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    1. 1.1lodge something in/withLeave money or a valuable item in (a place) or with (someone) for safekeeping.
      ‘the money is lodged in a bank’
      • ‘It's understood Mrs Walsh intended to lodge the money in the bank, but the cash, all in notes, has yet to be recovered.’
      • ‘Cllr Durcan said if the CPO was used the council could lodge the money in an account and leave it to the three people involved to sort out the payments.’
      • ‘Two of the syndicate members lodged the ticket with the Bank of Ireland on New Year's Eve, but when they went to retrieve it last Friday the bank had to admit it had misplaced the ticket.’
      • ‘On Wednesday it lodged this sum with the Central Bank to cover repayments.’
      • ‘The ensuing arrangement between 1985 and 1988 saw the Prunas and other family members lodge large sums with the bank and get loans in return.’
      deposit, put, bank, entrust, consign
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  • 2Make or become firmly fixed or embedded in a particular place.

    with object ‘they had to remove a bullet lodged near his spine’
    • ‘the image had lodged in her mind’
    • ‘The bullet lodged near his pelvis and cannot be safely removed.’
    • ‘The bullet lodged so near the brain that he suffered atrocious headaches for the next twenty years.’
    • ‘A week ago last Friday is lodged firmly in my mind as the night I arrived home from work to find army, police and council workers busy evacuating my street.’
    • ‘When Hope and Gabe got home that day, Adele had an idea firmly lodged in her mind.’
    • ‘In the 1980s and early 1990s, acid rain was at the top of the environmental agenda, with images of dying forests and lakes firmly lodged in the public conscience.’
    • ‘I would, however, give the first place to rhyme, as a device which lodges a message firmly in some crevice of the mind.’
    • ‘On July 12, 1988, Hecht was attending a weekly Republican luncheon when a piece of apple lodged firmly in his throat.’
    • ‘His poetry is great, firmly and rightly lodged in its place in literature.’
    • ‘This we find firmly lodged in the mid-region of the chest cavity.’
    • ‘She hit the ground painfully, landing on an elbow and cheek, with the edge of the glass door swinging back to lodge firmly against her hip.’
    • ‘It was as though everything I'd experienced lodged itself firmly in my mind and I could think of nothing else.’
    • ‘A gripping feeling lodged firmly in my chest.’
    • ‘The little slivers of glass were, according to the X-ray, still lodged in his throat.’
    • ‘Is he strong enough to endure the pain of a bullet lodged somewhere in his body?’
    • ‘The new research hints that particles can become more permanently lodged in the brain.’
    • ‘True to form, the arrow was lodged deep in the center of the target.’
    • ‘They lodged in the lungs of victims and began to grow into greenish moss.’
    • ‘You should not be alarmed when it lodges in your brain and won't get out.’
    • ‘He held his breath, stifling the cough that had lodged in his chest.’
    • ‘She will undergo an operation on Monday to have the bullet, which is lodged near her spine, removed.’
    become fixed, embed itself, become embedded, become implanted, become stuck, get stuck, stick, catch, wedge, become caught, become settled, anchor itself, become anchored, come to rest, remain
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  • 3no object, with adverbial Stay or sleep in another person's house, paying money for one's accommodations.

    ‘the man who lodged in the room next door’
    • ‘He lodged in a house in High Saint Agnesgate where he wrote mathematical treatise under his own name as well as working on part of Through the Looking Glass.’
    • ‘The composer Handel lodged in the house for three years towards the end of his life while the scientist Henry Cavendish had a room here during his youth.’
    • ‘By this stage we had reached the house where I lodged and as we walked in the front door, both carrying a cardboard box, one of the other female lodgers did a double take.’
    • ‘I wanted to know if you would be able to let Kevin lodge at your house.’
    • ‘If accurate, this means that he had lodged in the house (not necessarily continuously) for at least two years before the marriage.’
    • ‘Up until the age of 26 I'd been lodging in a single room, sharing a house with people I might rather not have shared with, and feeling generally encroached upon.’
    • ‘We lodged in two rooms over a bar called The Oranges.’
    reside, board, stay, have lodgings, have rooms, take a room, put up, live, be quartered, stop
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    1. 3.1with object and adverbial Provide (someone) with a place to sleep or stay in return for payment.
      ‘she was lodged in the same hall’
      • ‘Although bride and groom are lodged in separate institutions, previous clients say this temporary separation does enhance their relationship.’
      • ‘Nevis came next, and we were lodged again beside the sea, this time in the huge Four Seasons hotel, which has taken over the best beach on the island.’
      • ‘I was lodged with her when the Russians invaded Czechoslovakia.’
      • ‘His paternal grandfather was lodged in a local asylum and his aunt ran a brothel in Copenhagen.’
      • ‘The Education Minister of Sudan received the group and we were lodged at the State Guest House.’
      • ‘It was certainly not the purpose of the center to lodge prisoners.’
      • ‘Tompkins is also restoring a century-old estate that will lodge avid tourist birdwatchers.’
      • ‘In general, French friends were lodged the on ground floor, Americans on the second, and children and servants of the guests on the third.’
      • ‘They were also demanding that the people lodged in different jails be released.’
      • ‘According to jail sources, as many as 11 women prisoners were lodged in this jail.’
      • ‘They are lodged at a nice hotel, taken to a premiere, and allowed interviews with the stars.’
      accommodate, provide accommodation for, put up, take in, house, board, billet, quarter, shelter, harbour, provide shelter for
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  • 4with object (of wind or rain) flatten (a standing crop)

    no object ‘the variety is high yielding, but it has mostly lodged’
    • ‘Lodging doubles the rate of decline in digestibility so lodged crops should be harvested as soon as possible.’
    • ‘Good crop residue distribution is even more important in cutting lodged wheat.’
    • ‘Some equipment companies have attachments for the combine header to help pick up lodged corn.’
    • ‘At harvest he noted that about a third of the field was standing well, about a third was heavily lodged and about a third was in between.’
    • ‘Now factor in such environmental impacts as weather, yield, moisture content, lodged crops, green weeds and ground speed.’
    • ‘Where there are heavy and lodged crops on these soils making baled silage might be a better option than using conventional harvesters with modern heavy trailers.’
    • ‘Richard estimates that combine systems are able to harvest 90 to 95 percent of lodged sugarcane in a field.’
    • ‘Soldier harvesters aren't very good at picking up lodged cane.’


Middle English loge, via Old French loge ‘arbor, hut’ from medieval Latin laubia, lobia (see lobby), of Germanic origin; related to German Laube ‘arbor’.