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Lodge

[loj] /lɒdʒ/
noun
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for h. c. lodge, jr.

lodge

/lɒdʒ/
noun
1.
(mainly Brit) a small house at the entrance to the grounds of a country mansion, usually occupied by a gatekeeper or gardener
2.
a house or cabin used occasionally, as for some seasonal activity
3.
(US & Canadian) a central building in a resort, camp, or park
4.
(capital when part of a name) a large house or hotel
5.
a room for the use of porters in a university, college, etc
6.
a local branch or chapter of certain societies
7.
the building used as the meeting place of such a society
8.
the dwelling place of certain animals, esp the dome-shaped den constructed by beavers
9.
a hut or tent of certain North American Indian peoples
10.
(at Cambridge University) the residence of the head of a college
verb
11.
to provide or be provided with accommodation or shelter, esp rented accommodation
12.
(intransitive) to live temporarily, esp in rented accommodation
13.
to implant, embed, or fix or be implanted, embedded, or fixed
14.
(transitive) to deposit or leave for safety, storage, etc
15.
(transitive) to bring (a charge or accusation) against someone
16.
(transitive; often foll by in or with) to place (authority, power, etc) in the control (of someone)
17.
(archaic) (intransitive) often foll by in. to exist or be present (in)
18.
(transitive) (of wind, rain, etc) to beat down (crops)
Derived Forms
lodgeable, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Old French loge, perhaps from Old High German louba porch

Lodge1

/lɒdʒ/
noun
1.
David (John). born 1935, British novelist and critic. His books include Changing Places (1975), Small World (1984), Nice Work (1988), Therapy (1995), and Thinks... (2001)
2.
Sir Oliver (Joseph). 1851–1940, British physicist, who made important contributions to electromagnetism, radio reception, and attempted to detect the ether. He also studied allegedly psychic phenomena
3.
Thomas. ?1558–1625, English writer. His romance Rosalynde (1590) supplied the plot for Shakespeare's As You Like It

Lodge2

/lɒdʒ/
noun
1.
the Lodge, the official Canberra residence of the Australian Prime Minister
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Word Origin and History for h. c. lodge, jr.

lodge

n.

mid-13c. in surnames and place names; late 13c. as "small building or hut," from Old French loge "arbor, covered walk; hut, cabin, grandstand at a tournament," from Frankish *laubja "shelter" (cf. Old High German louba "porch, gallery," German Laube "bower, arbor"), from Proto-Germanic *laubja- "shelter," likely originally "shelter of foliage," or "roof made from bark," from root of leaf (n.).

"Hunter's cabin" sense is first recorded late 14c. Sense of "local branch of a society" is first recorded 1680s, from mid-14c. logge "workshop of masons." Also used of certain American Indian buildings, hence lodge-pole (1805). Feste of Logges (c.1400) was a Middle English rendition of the Old Testament Jewish Feast of Tabernacles.

v.

c.1200, loggen, "to encamp, set up camp;" c. 1300 "to put in a certain place," from Old French logier "lodge; find lodging for" (Modern French loger), from loge (see lodge (n.)). From late 14c. as "to dwell, live; to have temporary accomodations; to provide (someone) with sleeping quarters; to get lodgings." Sense of "to get a thing in the intended place, to make something stick" is from 1610s. Related: Lodged; lodging.

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h. c. lodge, jr. in the Bible

a shed for a watchman in a garden (Isa. 1:8). The Hebrew name _melunah_ is rendered "cottage" (q.v.) in Isa. 24:20. It also denotes a hammock or hanging-bed.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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