lodge

A lodge is an inn where travelers stay overnight. If you’re in need of a night’s sleep while traveling an out of the way country road, you’re more likely to find yourself at a lodge than a fancy or chain hotel.

A lodge can also be a cabin in the woods; like an inn, it’s usually a temporary accommodation. But if you join your local lodge, you’ll be expected to be a regular visitor, at least at the monthly the meetings. Lodge is also a verb, meaning to stay temporarily, or to give someone a place to stay. If you lodge a toothpick between your teeth, though, you’ll probably hope it won’t stay there too long.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: lodge

1
nv
a small (rustic) house used as a temporary shelter
be a lodger; stay temporarily
2
v
put, fix, force, or implant
3
v
file a formal charge against
4
n
a formal association of people with similar interests
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: lodge
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n a small (rustic) house used as a temporary shelter

Synonyms:
hunting lodge
Type of:
house
a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families

n small house at the entrance to the grounds of a country mansion; usually occupied by a gatekeeper or gardener

Type of:
gatehouse
a house built at a gateway; usually the gatekeeper's residence

n any of various Native American dwellings

Synonyms:
indian lodge
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hogan
a Navajo lodge covered with earth; traditionally built with the entrance facing east
teepee, tepee, tipi
a Native American tent; usually of conical shape
wickiup, wikiup
a lodge consisting of a frame covered with matting or brush; used by nomadic American Indians in the southwestern United States
wigwam
a Native American lodge frequently having an oval shape and covered with bark or hides
Type of:
abode, domicile, dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home
housing that someone is living in

n a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers

Synonyms:
auberge, hostel, hostelry, inn
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caravan inn, caravansary, caravanserai, khan
an inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans
imaret
a hostel for pilgrims in Turkey
post house, posthouse
an inn for exchanging post horses and accommodating riders
roadhouse
an inn (usually outside city limits on a main road) providing meals and liquor and dancing and (sometimes) gambling
Type of:
hotel
a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services

v be a lodger; stay temporarily

“Where are you lodging in Paris?”
Types:
sleep over, stay over
stay overnight
Type of:
dwell, inhabit, live, populate
inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of

v provide housing for

“We are lodging three foreign students this semester”
Synonyms:
accommodate
Types:
barrack
lodge in barracks
keep
supply with room and board
billet, canton, quarter
provide housing for (military personnel)
Type of:
domiciliate, house, put up
provide housing for
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v put, fix, force, or implant

lodge a bullet in the table”
Synonyms:
deposit, stick, wedge
Antonyms:
dislodge, free
remove or force out from a position
Types:
redeposit
deposit anew
Type of:
fasten, fix, secure
cause to be firmly attached
3

v file a formal charge against

Synonyms:
charge, file
Types:
impeach
charge (a public official) with an offense or misdemeanor committed while in office
Type of:
accuse, criminate, impeach, incriminate
bring an accusation against; level a charge against
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n a formal association of people with similar interests

Synonyms:
club, gild, guild, order, social club, society
Types:
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athenaeum, atheneum
a literary or scientific association for the promotion of learning
bookclub
a club that people join in order to buy selected books at reduced prices
chapter
a local branch of some fraternity or association
chess club
a club of people to play chess
country club
a suburban club for recreation and socializing
frat, fraternity
a social club for male undergraduates
glee club
a club organized to sing together
golf club
a club of people to play golf
hunt, hunt club
an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport
investors club
a club of small investors who buy and sell securities jointly
jockey club
a club to promote and regulate horse racing
racket club
club for players of racket sports
rowing club
a club for rowers
slate club
a group of people who save money in a common fund for a specific purpose (usually distributed at Christmas)
sorority
a social club for female undergraduates
turnverein
a club of tumblers or gymnasts
boat club, yacht club
club that promotes and supports yachting and boating
service club
a club of professional or business people organized for their coordination and active in public services
tennis club
a club of people to play tennis
International Association of Lions clubs, Lions Club
club dedicated to promoting responsible citizenship and good government and community and national and international welfare
Rotary Club, Rotary International
a group of businessmen in a town organized as a service club and to promote world peace
Type of:
association
a formal organization of people or groups of people
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