lodging [loj-ing] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun accommodation in a house, especially in rooms for rent: to furnish board and lodging. a temporary place to stay; temporary quarters. lodgings,
- a room or rooms rented for residence in another’s house.
- British.the rooms of a university student who lives neither on campus nor at home.
the act of lodging.
Origin of lodging Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at, Related formsun·der·lodg·ing, noun Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Related Words for lodgings , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Examples from the Web for lodgings Contemporary Examples of lodgings
So far this year, at least 10 people have been unable to stomach the Fall River, Massachusetts, lodgings.
October 30, 2014
We then drove two hours, quickly checked into our lodgings, and came back out for a short walk.
March 30, 2009
In the end it was her purse that suffered; by 1814 she had made over to him most of her fortune and settled in lodgings in Bath.
December 26, 2008
Historical Examples of lodgings
Sorely distressed, he walked back to his lodgings in Thirty-second Street.
Harry Leon Wilson
It was well that it was a summer night, for lodgings there were none.
Charlotte M. Yonge
Well, I’ll find him, and we’ll go to her lodgings and find out if she’s there.
As I can’t take your lodgings or your dinners down, I must take you.
The lodgings are inconvenient for us, while both together, and while she refuses to marry.
British Dictionary definitions for lodgings lodgings pl n a rented room or rooms in which to live, esp in another person’s house lodging noun a temporary residence (sometimes plural) sleeping accommodation (sometimes plural) (at Oxford University) the residence of the head of a college See alsoCollins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for lodgings lodging n.
early 14c., “encampment;” late 14c., “temporary accommodation; place of residence,” verbal noun from(v.). Related: Lodgings.
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