—n. 1. a small, makeshift or crude shelter or habitation, as of boughs, poles, skins, earth, or rough boards; cabin or hut.
2. a house used as a temporary residence, as in the hunting season.
3. a summer cottage.
4. a house or cottage, as in a park or on an estate, occupied by a gatekeeper, caretaker, gardener, or other employee.
5. a resort hotel, motel, or inn.
6. the main building of a camp, resort hotel, or the like.
7. the meeting place of a branch of certain fraternal organizations.
8. the members composing the branch: The lodge is planning a picnic. 9. any of various North American Indian dwellings, as a tepee or long house. Cf. earth lodge. 10. the Indians who live in such a dwelling or a family or unit of North American Indians.
11. the home of a college head at Cambridge University, England.
12. the den of an animal or group of animals, esp. beavers.
—v.i. 1. to have a habitation or quarters, esp. temporarily, as in a hotel, motel, or inn: We lodged in a guest house. 2. to live in rented quarters in another's house: He lodged with a local family during his college days. 3. to be fixed, implanted, or caught in a place or position; come to rest; stick: The bullet lodged in his leg.
—v.t. 1. to furnish with a habitation or quarters, esp. temporarily; accommodate: Can you lodge us for the night? 2. to furnish with a room or rooms in one's house for payment; have as a lodger: a boardinghouse that lodges oil workers. 3. to serve as a residence, shelter, or dwelling for; shelter: The château will lodge the ambassador during his stay. 4. to put, store, or deposit, as in a place, for storage or keeping; stow: to lodge one's valuables in a hotel safe. 5. to bring or send into a particular place or position.
6. to house or contain: The spinal canal lodges and protects the spinal cord. 7. to vest (power, authority, etc.).
8. to put or bring (information, a complaint, etc.) before a court or other authority.
9. to beat down or lay flat, as vegetation in a storm: A sudden hail had lodged the crops. 10. to track (a deer) to its lair.
Pronunciation: (loj),[key] —n. 1. Henry Cabot, 1850–1924, U.S. public servant and author: senator 1893–1924.
2. his grandson,Henry Cabot,Jr., 1902–85, U.S. journalist, statesman, and diplomat.
3. Sir Oliver Joseph, 1851–1940, English physicist and writer.
4. Thomas, 1558?–1625, English poet and dramatist.