Definition of lodge verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    lodge

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//lɒdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//lɑːdʒ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lodge
    BrE BrE//lɒdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//lɑːdʒ//
     
    he / she / it lodges
    BrE BrE//ˈlɒdʒɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɑːdʒɪz//
     
    past simple lodged
    BrE BrE//lɒdʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//lɑːdʒd//
     
    past participle lodged
    BrE BrE//lɒdʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//lɑːdʒd//
     
    -ing form lodging
    BrE BrE//ˈlɒdʒɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɑːdʒɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive] lodge something (with somebody) (against somebody/something) (formal) to make a formal statement about something to a public organization or authority synonym register, submit They lodged a compensation claim against the factory. Portugal has lodged a complaint with the International Court of Justice.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (old-fashioned) to pay to live in a room in somebody’s house synonym board He lodged with Mrs Brown when he arrived in the city.
  3. 3[transitive] lodge somebody (+ adv./prep.) to provide somebody with a place to sleep or live synonym accommodate The refugees are being lodged at an old army base.
  4. 4[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.
  5. 5[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.
  6. Word Origin Middle English loge, via Old French loge ‘arbour, hut’ from medieval Latin laubia, lobia, lobium ‘covered walk, portico’, of Germanic origin; related to German Laube ‘arbour’.Extra examples A formal complaint has been lodged with the Olympic committee. The bullet was firmly lodged in his spine. The letter was safely lodged in his inside pocket. They formally lodged an appeal against the decision.
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