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—n., v., lodged, lodg•ing.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.