Definition of lodge in English:



  • 1A small house at the gates of a park or in the grounds of a large house, occupied by a gatekeeper, gardener, or other employee.

    • ‘The key to the gate lodge's appeal is the individuality of each building.’
    • ‘During this period, Corona planted a new arboretum and created the bog garden and a walk was completed from the lodge to the house.’
    • ‘Landenstown Estate, a two-storey property, has four reception rooms, two gate lodges and an extensive stable complex.’
    • ‘We came suddenly to the gate of the lodge and Locksley the caretaker greeted us diffidently in his knit hat and muddy Wellingtons.’
    • ‘Mulvany could also build in a light and whimsical manner, especially when it came to gate lodges.’
    • ‘The house, the entrance lodge and garden of just over an acre comprise lot one.’
    • ‘The gate lodge behind it is the only indicator that behind the wall lies some large estate, somewhere that is hidden from view and inaccessible to the public.’
    • ‘The Westward Group, the developer, is hoping to complete the two gate lodges and a three-bedroom house in the first phase in the coming months.’
    • ‘The existing protected gate lodge will be altered and renovated for residential use.’
    • ‘He rang at the gate and looked through its ironwork at the house until an elderly man came out of the gate lodge and opened a small wooden door in the wall.’
    • ‘These include Blackrock Castle in Cork - not so long ago its gate lodge was used as a public house.’
    • ‘It stood in its own park, with a lodge and a drive, partly to give privacy, partly to impress or even overawe visitors.’
    • ‘There is only one lodge in this park, just one.’
    • ‘The gate lodge is to be turned into accommodation for the full-time caretaker who will look after the site.’
    • ‘The gate lodge has another 92 square metres of space.’
    • ‘The estate also contains lodges, coach houses and a walled garden.’
    • ‘In Castlecore, the gate lodge retains many original features and carries a price tag of £140,000.’
    • ‘It was agreed that Gloria would stay for three weeks and would occupy the lodge in the garden of the Wood's house some 30 yards away.’
    • ‘As a child Mr Gawthorpe would often visit the park lodge where his uncle lived with his family, there to be plied with elderberry cordial in the summer.’
    • ‘In the gate lodge, there is a living room, kitchen, bedroom and shower room.’
    gatehouse, cottage, toll house
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    1. 1.1 A small country house occupied in season for sports such as hunting, shooting, or skiing.
      ‘a hunting lodge’
      • ‘She has not had the easiest person to live with, and for most of our married life our house has looked much more like a hunting lodge than a home.’
      • ‘For example, if you run a ski lodge, you could create a blog about the local skill hill.’
      • ‘"Here we are, " Katie said, pulling up in front of the main ski lodge.’
      • ‘Hunters may return to the lodge for lunch and siesta or make a day of it in the field.’
      • ‘In fact, if you stay in town and want to book a game drive, there are 43 hunting lodges in the area.’
      • ‘The largest wooden structure in the islands, it's modeled after old English hunting lodges, with a full croquet course and pros to teach you the game.’
      • ‘The hunting lodge was, indeed, ancient.’
      • ‘A few seconds later, the main ski lodge sped into view.’
      • ‘An upscale lakeside lodge welcomes anglers, and stables are nearby.’
      • ‘Originally built in 1703 as a hunting lodge, it doubled as a soup kitchen during the Great Hunger.’
      • ‘The mansion looked more like a hunting lodge than the center for coordinating five million personnel.’
      • ‘Our tour operator drove 1,000 kilometres to meet us with a replacement guide, and we resumed our interrupted itinerary of dunes, game lodges and safari parks.’
      • ‘If this place is a standard fishing lodge then I'll eat my hat.’
      • ‘I motored away to the fishing lodge and reported this cheat to the fishery manager.’
      • ‘The king spent increasing amounts of time at his hunting lodge at Versailles, and by the late 1660s it was being regularly extended to accommodate his growing entourage.’
      • ‘All in all, it resembles the exclusive hunting lodge of some pompous lord and his friends.’
      • ‘It has also been home to an admiral, a church minister and a teacher as well as being a hunting lodge.’
      • ‘Only fragments remain of this royal hunting lodge, although there are some impressive earthworks including Bank Slack.’
      • ‘An itinerant court stayed at urban and rural palaces and hunting lodges.’
      • ‘The men's dorms are decorated in virile earth tones and the rugged wood and tweedy furniture gives you the feeling of being in a hunting lodge.’
      house, cottage, cabin, chalet
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    2. 1.2in names A large house or hotel.
      ‘Cumberland Lodge’
    3. 1.3 A porter's quarters at the main entrance of a college or other large building.
      • ‘This building was the main part of the lodge and flanking it were two dorms, which would house the girls and the boys separately.’
      • ‘In college Cook then spotted a small poster in the porter's lodge.’
      • ‘Do the ducks still nest next to the porter's lodge near Staircase 1?’
      • ‘The film, of which there is only one existing copy in the UK, has now arrived and is being stored in padlocked cans in the College lodge, and is due to be screened next week.’
    4. 1.4 The residence of a head of a college, especially at Cambridge.
      ‘he dined at the Master's Lodge’
    5. 1.5 A North American Indian tent or wigwam.
      • ‘Sweat lodges are traditionally low, windowless, insulated domes constructed of willow branches.’
    6. 1.6 A beaver's den.
      • ‘Like beavers, muskrats build lodges out of sticks, twigs, cattails and bulrushes, reinforcing them with mud.’
      • ‘Visitors will be fascinated to see the lodges and dams that beavers build and, given the chance, will be delighted to watch these entertaining and intelligent animals.’
      • ‘One species is commonly found in beaver lodges!’
      • ‘In the pond were two beaver lodges and along the shore there were many examples of beaver-gnawed trees.’
      • ‘In the next scene, he builds an airy dome, something like a beaver lodge, out of bleached driftwood.’
      • ‘Beaver lodges are also the work of a master builder.’
      den, lair, hole, sett
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  • 2A branch or meeting place of an organization such as the Freemasons.

    in names ‘the foundation of the Grand Lodge of England’
    • ‘The origins of the Freemasons are disputed, but the first organized lodges date from 1717 in England.’
    • ‘Losing faith in the customary avenues for change, they began to seek new outlets for their aspirations in Masonic lodges, provincial academies, and political clubs.’
    • ‘Towns were also cultural centres, the largest of which, by the second half of the eighteenth century, possessed theatres, masonic lodges, reading clubs, and newspapers.’
    • ‘Other than that, if you believe in helping others, enjoy ritual bonding and can find someone to introduce you to a lodge, Freemasonry might be just the thing.’
    • ‘He felt he was being punished for exposing the links between the business world, the Mafia, the secret Masonic lodges and the secret services.’
    • ‘Historians have investigated union halls, fraternal lodges, and doomed third parties for insight into how the American working class has managed the dilemma of poverty in a land of plenty.’
    • ‘This is still a working lodge, but it also contains a museum of Freemasonry, which, as you'd expect, houses a few Burns items.’
    • ‘Some of their public meetings and conventions were recorded, but I have been unable to locate minutes from any secret meetings of individual lodges.’
    • ‘By the 1720s they had their own church with the establishment of the first Masonic lodges.’
    • ‘They had usually been long connected by business interests and had also engaged in social intercourse through associations such as Masonic lodges.’
    • ‘The scheme will be considered by representatives of lodges and other Masonic organisations who use the existing hall at a special meeting in November.’
    • ‘He also made silver for churches, Masonic lodges, and mechanics' associations.’
    • ‘Returned to St Petersburg, they transformed the lodges into secret societies and plotted to bring constitutional rule to an autocratic, caste-ridden, and militaristic state.’
    • ‘The Freemasons had dissolved their lodges under government pressure, and state employees in all professions were subject to dismissal for left-wing associations.’
    • ‘He then moved to Helena where he entered the insurance business and became an American citizen as well as a member of the Montana Club and a Masonic lodge.’
    • ‘Scholars have placed women's participation in associations such as Masonic lodges and salons under an ever-increasing scrutiny.’
    • ‘The huge works are the membership registers of the 600 Freemason's lodges of Scotland, the ‘secret’ order reputed to wield legendary influence in the corridors of power.’
    • ‘Between 800 and 900 Masonic lodges were founded in France between 1732 and 1793, two-thirds of them after 1760.’
    • ‘Masonic lodges set up charitable funds, and in several cities philanthropic societies were established in the 1780s to tap the wealth of the rich for the poor.’
    • ‘What set the clubs apart from masonic lodges and circles, however, was their involvement in politics.’
    section, branch, chapter, wing
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  • 1with object Present (a complaint, appeal, claim, etc.) formally to the proper authorities.

    ‘he has 28 days in which to lodge an appeal’
    • ‘In 1997, a claim was lodged on behalf of 5,000 other clerical employees, all of them women.’
    • ‘The appeal was lodged with the council before Christmas, just as the six-month deadline for appeals was reached.’
    • ‘It is not the function of this Tribunal to comment on whether the unfair dismissal claim lodged by the Appellant was justified or not as the matter was settled.’
    • ‘In excess of 70,000 Claimants have lodged claims and further claims are anticipated.’
    • ‘Jason's claim will be lodged with the courts following his 21st birthday in June.’
    • ‘A full planning application is to be lodged with the council in April.’
    • ‘Four individuals have now lodged complaints against the dentist, the health board has confirmed.’
    • ‘This matter would be considered when the application was formally lodged to the Local Authority.’
    • ‘In my judgment, it cannot be said that the present application was lodged promptly.’
    • ‘The following day government prosecutors lodged a formal appeal against the ruling.’
    • ‘Three separate planning applications have been lodged with the local authority for the project.’
    • ‘Magistrates granted the two men conditional bail, but Gair immediately lodged an appeal against the decision.’
    • ‘Complaints are lodged by the claimant victim or, if this is not possible, by relatives or representatives.’
    • ‘They cannot leave it to the initiative of the next of kin either to lodge a formal complaint or to take responsibility for the conduct of the investigative procedures.’
    • ‘They have also lodged a claim for damages, aggravated damages and costs.’
    • ‘It seems that the Appellant did not lodge a timely appeal against conviction.’
    • ‘The unfair dismissal claims were immediately lodged by the Union and hearings began in March 1999.’
    • ‘He has now lodged a complaint with a hospital which sent her home.’
    • ‘Obviously, once the game is over teams can still lodge formal protests or complaints as they do now.’
    submit, register, enter, put forward, place, advance, lay, present, press, bring, prefer, tender, proffer, put on record, record, table, file
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    1. 1.1lodge something in/with Leave money or a valuable item in (a place) or with (someone) for safekeeping.
      ‘the money is lodged in a bank’
      • ‘Cllr Durcan said if the CPO was used the council could lodge the money in an account and leave it to the three people involved to sort out the payments.’
      • ‘The ensuing arrangement between 1985 and 1988 saw the Prunas and other family members lodge large sums with the bank and get loans in return.’
      • ‘It's understood Mrs Walsh intended to lodge the money in the bank, but the cash, all in notes, has yet to be recovered.’
      • ‘Two of the syndicate members lodged the ticket with the Bank of Ireland on New Year's Eve, but when they went to retrieve it last Friday the bank had to admit it had misplaced the ticket.’
      • ‘On Wednesday it lodged this sum with the Central Bank to cover repayments.’
      deposit, put, bank, entrust, consign
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  • 2with adverbial of place Make or become firmly fixed or embedded in a place.

    with object ‘they had to remove a bullet lodged near his spine’
    no object figurative ‘the image had lodged in her mind’
    • ‘A gripping feeling lodged firmly in my chest.’
    • ‘The little slivers of glass were, according to the X-ray, still lodged in his throat.’
    • ‘The bullet lodged so near the brain that he suffered atrocious headaches for the next twenty years.’
    • ‘The new research hints that particles can become more permanently lodged in the brain.’
    • ‘I would, however, give the first place to rhyme, as a device which lodges a message firmly in some crevice of the mind.’
    • ‘He held his breath, stifling the cough that had lodged in his chest.’
    • ‘Is he strong enough to endure the pain of a bullet lodged somewhere in his body?’
    • ‘She will undergo an operation on Monday to have the bullet, which is lodged near her spine, removed.’
    • ‘In the 1980s and early 1990s, acid rain was at the top of the environmental agenda, with images of dying forests and lakes firmly lodged in the public conscience.’
    • ‘A week ago last Friday is lodged firmly in my mind as the night I arrived home from work to find army, police and council workers busy evacuating my street.’
    • ‘When Hope and Gabe got home that day, Adele had an idea firmly lodged in her mind.’
    • ‘On July 12, 1988, Hecht was attending a weekly Republican luncheon when a piece of apple lodged firmly in his throat.’
    • ‘The bullet lodged near his pelvis and cannot be safely removed.’
    • ‘True to form, the arrow was lodged deep in the center of the target.’
    • ‘His poetry is great, firmly and rightly lodged in its place in literature.’
    • ‘They lodged in the lungs of victims and began to grow into greenish moss.’
    • ‘It was as though everything I'd experienced lodged itself firmly in my mind and I could think of nothing else.’
    • ‘She hit the ground painfully, landing on an elbow and cheek, with the edge of the glass door swinging back to lodge firmly against her hip.’
    • ‘This we find firmly lodged in the mid-region of the chest cavity.’
    • ‘You should not be alarmed when it lodges in your brain and won't get out.’
    become fixed, embed itself, become embedded, become implanted, become stuck, get stuck, stick, catch, wedge, become caught, become settled, anchor itself, become anchored, come to rest, remain
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  • 3no object, with adverbial Rent accommodation in another person's house.

    ‘the man who lodged in the room next door’
    • ‘By this stage we had reached the house where I lodged and as we walked in the front door, both carrying a cardboard box, one of the other female lodgers did a double take.’
    • ‘Up until the age of 26 I'd been lodging in a single room, sharing a house with people I might rather not have shared with, and feeling generally encroached upon.’
    • ‘If accurate, this means that he had lodged in the house (not necessarily continuously) for at least two years before the marriage.’
    • ‘We lodged in two rooms over a bar called The Oranges.’
    • ‘He lodged in a house in High Saint Agnesgate where he wrote mathematical treatise under his own name as well as working on part of Through the Looking Glass.’
    • ‘The composer Handel lodged in the house for three years towards the end of his life while the scientist Henry Cavendish had a room here during his youth.’
    • ‘I wanted to know if you would be able to let Kevin lodge at your house.’
    reside, board, stay, have lodgings, have rooms, take a room, put up, live, be quartered, stop
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    1. 3.1with object and adverbial Provide (someone) with accommodation in return for payment.
      ‘she was lodged in the same hall’
      • ‘In general, French friends were lodged the on ground floor, Americans on the second, and children and servants of the guests on the third.’
      • ‘It was certainly not the purpose of the center to lodge prisoners.’
      • ‘They were also demanding that the people lodged in different jails be released.’
      • ‘Although bride and groom are lodged in separate institutions, previous clients say this temporary separation does enhance their relationship.’
      • ‘His paternal grandfather was lodged in a local asylum and his aunt ran a brothel in Copenhagen.’
      • ‘They are lodged at a nice hotel, taken to a premiere, and allowed interviews with the stars.’
      • ‘Nevis came next, and we were lodged again beside the sea, this time in the huge Four Seasons hotel, which has taken over the best beach on the island.’
      • ‘According to jail sources, as many as 11 women prisoners were lodged in this jail.’
      • ‘Tompkins is also restoring a century-old estate that will lodge avid tourist birdwatchers.’
      • ‘I was lodged with her when the Russians invaded Czechoslovakia.’
      • ‘The Education Minister of Sudan received the group and we were lodged at the State Guest House.’
      accommodate, provide accommodation for, put up, take in, house, board, billet, quarter, shelter, harbour, provide shelter for
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  • 4with object (of wind or rain) flatten (a standing crop)

    no object ‘the variety is high yielding, but it has mostly lodged’
    • ‘Soldier harvesters aren't very good at picking up lodged cane.’
    • ‘Good crop residue distribution is even more important in cutting lodged wheat.’
    • ‘Some equipment companies have attachments for the combine header to help pick up lodged corn.’
    • ‘Where there are heavy and lodged crops on these soils making baled silage might be a better option than using conventional harvesters with modern heavy trailers.’
    • ‘At harvest he noted that about a third of the field was standing well, about a third was heavily lodged and about a third was in between.’
    • ‘Richard estimates that combine systems are able to harvest 90 to 95 percent of lodged sugarcane in a field.’
    • ‘Lodging doubles the rate of decline in digestibility so lodged crops should be harvested as soon as possible.’
    • ‘Now factor in such environmental impacts as weather, yield, moisture content, lodged crops, green weeds and ground speed.’


Middle English loge, via Old French loge ‘arbour, hut’ from medieval Latin laubia, lobia (see lobby), of Germanic origin; related to German Laube ‘arbour’.