- 1[transitive] lodge something (with somebody) (against somebody/something) to make a formal statement about something to a public organization or authority synonym submit They lodged a compensation claim against the factory. Portugal has lodged a complaint with the International Court of Justice.
- 2[intransitive, transitive] to become fixed or stuck somewhere; to make something become fixed or stuck somewhere lodge in something One of the bullets lodged in his chest. lodge something in something She lodged the number firmly in her mind.
- 3[transitive] lodge something with somebody/in something to leave money or something valuable in a safe place synonym deposit Your will should be lodged with your lawyer.
- 4 [transitive] lodge somebody (+ adv./prep.) to provide someone with a place to sleep or live synonym accommodate The refugees are being lodged at an old army base.
- 5 [intransitive] + adv./prep. (old-fashioned) to pay to live in a room in someone's house synonym board He lodged with Mrs. Brown when he arrived in the city.
NAmE//lɑdʒ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lodge
he / she / it lodges
past simple lodged
-ing form lodging