1. A shelter in which one may rest; as: (a) A shed; a rude cabin; a hut; as, an Indian's lodge. --Chaucer.
Their lodges and their tentis up they gan bigge [to build]. --Robert of Brunne.
O for a lodge in some vast wilderness! --Cowper.
(b) A small dwelling house, as for a gamekeeper or gatekeeper of an estate. --Shak. (c) A den or cave. (d) The meeting room of an association; hence, the regularly constituted body of members which meets there; as, a masonic lodge. (c) The chamber of an abbot, prior, or head of a college.
2. Mining 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, n., 1 (b).
Lodge, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lodged p. pr. & vb. n. Lodging ]
1. To rest or remain a lodge house, or other shelter; to rest; to stay; to abide; esp., 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; to become stuck or caught; as, the bullet lodged in the bark of a tree; a piece of meat lodged in his throat.
Lodge, v. t.
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 store of images than 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.
n 1: English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and
was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940) [syn: Sir
Oliver Lodge, Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge]
2: a formal association of people with similar interests; "he
joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society";
"men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen
today" [syn: club, society, guild, gild, order]
3: small house at the entrance to the grounds of a country
mansion; usually occupied by a gatekeeper or gardener
4: a small (rustic) house used as a temporary shelter [syn: hunting
5: any of various native American dwellings [syn: indian lodge]
6: a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers [syn: hostel,
v 1: be a lodger; stay temporarily; "Where are you lodging in
2: fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table" [syn:
wedge, stick, deposit] [ant: dislodge]
3: file a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with
murdering his wife" [syn: charge, file]
4: provide housing for; "We are lodging three foreign students
this semester" [syn: accommodate]
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.