Word forms: lodges
1. countable noun A lodge is a house or hut in the country or in the mountains where people stay on holiday, especially when they want to shoot or fish. ⇒ ...a Victorian hunting lodge. ⇒ ...a ski lodge. 2. countable noun
A lodge is a small house at the entrance to the grounds of a large house. ⇒ I drove out of the gates, past the keeper's lodge.
3. countable noun
In some organizations, a lodge is a local branch or meeting place of the organization. ⇒ My father would occasionally go to his Masonic lodge.
5. verb If you lodge somewhere, such as in someone else's house or if you are lodged there, you live there, usually paying rent. [V prep/adv] ⇒ ...the story of the farming family she lodged with as a young teacher. [be V-ed prep/adv] ⇒ The building he was lodged in turned out to be a church. 6. verb If someone lodges you somewhere, they give you a place to stay, for example because they are responsible for your safety or comfort. [V n prep/adv] ⇒ They took me into custody, questioned me, then lodged me in a children's home. [V n prep/adv] ⇒ They lodged the delegates in different hotels. 7. verb If an object lodges somewhere, it becomes stuck there. [V prep/adv] ⇒ The bullet lodged in the sergeant's leg, shattering his thigh bone. [V-ed] ⇒ His car has a bullet lodged in the passenger door. 8. verb If a fact or feeling lodges in your mind or is lodged there, you remember it for a long time. [V in n] ⇒ It just lodged in my mind as a very sentimental song. [be V-ed in n] ⇒ If you've got something to say it's got to be lodged in their brains at the end. [V pron-refl in n] ⇒ The festival has lodged itself in the public mind.
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