Definition of


  1. (noun, person) English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940)
  2. (noun, group) a formal association of people with similar interests
    they formed a small lunch society
    men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today
  3. (noun, artifact) small house at the entrance to the grounds of a country mansion; usually occupied by a gatekeeper or gardener
  4. (noun, artifact) a small (rustic) house used as a temporary shelter
  5. (noun, artifact) any of various Native American dwellings
  6. (noun, artifact) a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
  7. (verb, stative) be a lodger; stay temporarily
  8. (verb, contact) put, fix, force, or implant
    stick your thumb in the crack
  9. (verb, communication) file a formal charge against
  10. (verb, stative) provide housing for

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Antonyms of Lodge


Origin of the word Lodge

  1. 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"… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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