Dictionary > Lodge


1. To rest or remain a lodge house, or other shelter; to rest; to stay; to abide; especially, to sleep at night; as, to lodge in York Street. Stay and lodge by me this night. (Shak) Something holy lodges in that breast. (Milton).
2. To fall or lie down, as grass or grain, when overgrown or beaten down by the wind.
3. To come to a rest; to stop and remain; as, the bullet lodged in the bark of a tree.
Origin: Lodged; Lodging.
1. To give shelter or rest to; especially, to furnish a sleeping place for; to harbor; to shelter; hence, to receive; to hold. Every house was proud to lodge a knight. (Dryden) The memory can lodge a greater stone of images that all the senses can present at one time. (Cheyne)
2. To drive to shelter; to track to covert. The deer is lodged; i have tracked her to her covert. (Addison)
3. To deposit for keeping or preservation; as, the men lodged their arms in the arsenal.
4. To cause to stop or rest in; to implant. He lodged an arrow in a tender breast. (Addison)
5. To lay down; to prostrate. Though bladed corn be lodged, and trees blown down. (Shak) to lodge an information, to enter a formal complaint.
Origin: oe. Loggen, OF. Logier, f. Loger. See lodge.
1. A shelter in which one may rest; as: a shed; a rude cabin; a hut; as, an indians lodge. Their lodges and their tentis up they gan bigge build (robert of Brunne) O for a lodge in some vast wilderness! (Cowper)
a small dwelling house, as for a gamekeeper or gatekeeper of an estate.
a den or cave.
The meeting room of an association; hence, the regularly constituted body of members which meets there; as, a masonic lodge.
The chamber of an abbot, prior, or head of a college.
2. (Science: chemical) The space at the mouth of a level next the shaft, widened to permit wagons to pass, or ore to be deposited for hoisting; called also platt.
3. A collection of objects lodged together. The Maldives, a famous lodge of islands. (De Foe)
4. A family of North American indians, or the persons who usually occupy an indian lodge, as a unit of enumeration, reckoned from four to six persons; as, the tribe consists of about two hundred lodges, that is, of about a thousand individuals. Lodge gate, a park gate, or entrance gate, near the lodge. See lodge, 1 .
Origin: oe. Loge, logge, f. Loge, LL. Laubia porch, gallery, fr. OHG. Louba, g. Laube, arbor, bower, fr. Lab foliage. See leaf, and cf. Lobby, Loggia.

You will also like...

Types and Causes of Brain Damage
Types and Causes of Brain Damage

This tutorial describes the different types and causes of brain damage. Find out how genetics, physical injury, lack of ..

Still Water Animals
Still Water Animals

Animals living in aquatic habitats have diversified and evolved through time. They eventually occupy ecological niches a..

Lentic community
Freshwater Communities & Lentic Waters

Lentic or still water communities can vary greatly in appearance -- from a small temporary puddle to a large lake. The s..

Lights' Effect on Growth
Lights’ Effect on Growth

This tutorial elaborates on the effect of light on plant growth. It describes how different plants require different amo..

Pink Lotus plant on a pond
Freshwater Lentic Communities & Animals

This tutorial looks at some of the communities in freshwater lentic habitats. For instance, symbiosis occurs in a commun..

Fossil trilobite imprint in the sediment

There are more species of insects than any other species combined. This surely illustrates that insects have the selecti..