1570–80; lodge + ed2

unlodged, adjective
well-lodged, adjective
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a small, makeshift or crude shelter or habitation, as of boughs, poles, skins, earth, or rough boards; cabin or hut.
a house used as a temporary residence, as in the hunting season.
a summer cottage.
a house or cottage, as in a park or on an estate, occupied by a gatekeeper, caretaker, gardener, or other employee.
a resort hotel, motel, or inn.
the main building of a camp, resort hotel, or the like.
the meeting place of a branch of certain fraternal organizations.
the members composing the branch: The lodge is planning a picnic.
any of various North American Indian dwellings, as a tepee or long house. Compare earth lodge.
the Indians who live in such a dwelling or a family or unit of North American Indians.
the home of a college head at Cambridge University, England.
the den of an animal or group of animals, especially beavers.
verb (used without object), lodged, lodging.
to have a habitation or quarters, especially temporarily, as in a hotel, motel, or inn: We lodged in a guest house.
to live in rented quarters in another's house: He lodged with a local family during his college days.
to be fixed, implanted, or caught in a place or position; come to rest; stick: The bullet lodged in his leg.
verb (used with object), lodged, lodging.
to furnish with a habitation or quarters, especially temporarily; accommodate: Can you lodge us for the night?
to furnish with a room or rooms in one's house for payment; have as a lodger: a boardinghouse that lodges oil workers.
to serve as a residence, shelter, or dwelling for; shelter: The château will lodge the ambassador during his stay.
to put, store, or deposit, as in a place, for storage or keeping; stow: to lodge one's valuables in a hotel safe.
to bring or send into a particular place or position.
to house or contain: The spinal canal lodges and protects the spinal cord.
to vest (power, authority, etc.).
to put or bring (information, a complaint, etc.) before a court or other authority.
to beat down or lay flat, as vegetation in a storm: A sudden hail had lodged the crops.
to track (a deer) to its lair.

1175–1225; Middle English logge < Old French loge < Medieval Latin laubia, lobia; see lobby

lodgeable, adjective

8. club, association, society. 16. house, quarter. 20. place, set, plant, settle.
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lodge (lɒdʒ)
1.  chiefly (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
vb (often foll by in)
11.  to provide or be provided with accommodation or shelter, esp rented accommodation
12.  to live temporarily, esp in rented accommodation
13.  to implant, embed, or fix or be implanted, embedded, or fixed
14.  (tr) to deposit or leave for safety, storage, etc
15.  (tr) to bring (a charge or accusation) against someone
16.  (tr; often foll by in or with) to place (authority, power, etc) in the control (of someone)
17.  archaic to exist or be present (in)
18.  (tr) (of wind, rain, etc) to beat down (crops)
[C15: from Old French loge, perhaps from Old High German louba porch]

Lodge2 (lɒdʒ)
the Lodge the official Canberra residence of the Australian Prime Minister

Lodge1 (lɒdʒ)
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

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Word Origin & History

early 13c., from O.Fr. loge "arbor, covered walk" (Mod.Fr. "hut, cabin, lodge box at a theater"), from Frankish *laubja "shelter" (cognate with O.H.G. louba "porch, gallery," Ger. Laube "bower, arbor"), likely originally "shelter of foliage," from the root of leaf. "Hunter's
cabin" sense is first recorded mid-15c. Sense of "local branch of a society" is first recorded 1680s, from 14c. logge "workshop of masons." The verb is early 13c., "to stay in a lodge, to put someone up in a lodge," from O.Fr. logier, from loge. Sense of "to get a thing in the intended place, to make something stick" is from 1610s.
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Bible Dictionary

Lodge definition

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.

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Example sentences
The ink rests in tiny beads that remain lodged in the skin after a tattoo is
Four poles were lodged at the four corners, and a musty, threadbare cloth was
  mounted as a cover.
Guests are lodged in comfortable houses on the grounds of a private ranch and
  nature reserve.
One was large enough that it had to reside in my carry on- lodged in the
  overhead bin.
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