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



    BrE BrE//lɒdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//lɑːdʒ//
    Animal homes
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  1. 1 [countable] a small house in the country where people stay when they want to take part in some types of outdoor sport a hunting lodge a mountain lodge used by climbers
  2. 2 [countable] a small house at the gates of a park or in the land belonging to a large house He turned in between the lodge gates and guided the Porsche down the winding drive.
  3. 3 [countable] a room at the main entrance to a building for the person whose job is to see who enters and leaves the building All visitors should report to the porter's lodge.
  4. 4 [countable + singular or plural verb] the members of a branch of a society such as the Freemasons; the building where they meet a masonic lodge
  5. 5[countable] the home of a beaver or an otter See related entries: Animal homes
  6. 6[countable] a Native American’s tent or home built of logs
  7. 7[countable] a small house, often made from wood, where people stay on holiday/vacation, especially in a small village that has been built for this purpose a holiday lodge
  8. Word OriginMiddle 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’.
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