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Definition of Lodge


  1. A shelter in which one may rest; as: (a) A shed; a rude cabin; a hut; as, an Indian's lodge.
  2. A small dwelling house, as for a gamekeeper or gatekeeper of an estate.
  3. A den or cave.
  4. The meeting room of an association; hence, the regularly constituted body of members which meets there; as, a masonic lodge.
  5. The chamber of an abbot, prior, or head of a college.
  6. 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.
  7. A collection of objects lodged together.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. To fall or lie down, as grass or grain, when overgrown or beaten down by the wind.
  11. To come to a rest; to stop and remain; as, the bullet lodged in the bark of a tree.
  12. To give shelter or rest to; especially, to furnish a sleeping place for; to harbor; to shelter; hence, to receive; to hold.
  13. To drive to shelter; to track to covert.
  14. To deposit for keeping or preservation; as, the men lodged their arms in the arsenal.
  15. To cause to stop or rest in; to implant.
  16. To lay down; to prostrate.
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Lodge Translations

lodge in French is consigner
lodge in Italian is depositare
lodge in Norwegian is losje, losjere, hytte
lodge in Spanish is ubicar