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Meaning of “lodge” in the English Dictionary

"lodge" in British English

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lodgeverb

uk   /lɒdʒ/  us   /lɑːdʒ/
  • lodge verb (COMPLAIN)

lodge a claim, complaint, protest, etc. to make an ​officialcomplaint about something: The US lodged a ​formalprotest against the ​arrest of the ​foreignreporters. Lawyers said last ​night that they would be lodging an ​appeal against the ​sentence.
  • lodge verb (STAY)

[I usually + adv/prep] formal to ​payrent to ​staysomewhere: She lodged withMrs Higgins when she first came to Cambridge.

lodgenoun

uk   /lɒdʒ/  us   /lɑːdʒ/
  • lodge noun (SMALL BUILDING)

[C] a ​smallhouse in the ​country, used ​especially by ​people on ​holiday or taking ​part in ​sports, or one on ​landbelonging to a ​largehouse: a ​ski/​hunting lodge [C] the ​place where a beaverlives [C] US a wigwam
  • lodge noun (GROUP)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a ​localgroup of an ​organization such as the Freemasons: a ​Masonic Lodge
  • lodge noun (ROOM)

[C] UK the ​room used by a ​person whose ​job is to be at the ​entrance to a ​largebuilding such as a ​hotel or ​college in ​order to ​helppeople: the porter's lodge
(Definition of lodge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lodge" in American English

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lodgeverb

 us   /lɑdʒ/
  • lodge verb (BECOME FIXED)

[always + adv/prep] to ​becomefixed or ​cause something to ​becomefixed in a ​place or ​position: [I] A ​fishbone had lodged in her ​throat. [T] The ​explosion lodged some ​metalfragments in his ​leg.
  • lodge verb (MAKE)

[T] to ​formally make a ​complaint to an ​official: to lodge a ​complaint/​protest
  • lodge verb (STAY)

[I always + adv/prep] to ​stay in a ​placetemporarily, usually ​payingrent to do so: Mrs. Brown ​rentsrooms – you can lodge with her for a few ​weeks.

lodgenoun [C]

 us   /lɑdʒ/
  • lodge noun [C] (BUILDING)

a ​smallbuilding used by ​people during a ​particularsportsseason: a ​hunting lodge A lodge is also a ​type of ​hotel in the ​countryside or ​mountains.
(Definition of lodge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"lodge" in Business English

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lodgeverb [T]

uk   us   /lɒdʒ/
GOVERNMENT, LAW to make an ​officialstatement to someone in ​authority, usually to ​protect something that you ​feel it is your ​right to have or do: lodge a claim/complaint/appeal My ​lawyersadvised me to lodge a ​formalcomplaint.lodge sth against sb/sth So far, five ​groups have lodged ​protests against the ​deal. There were several ​ethicalcomplaints lodged against him.
UK GOVERNMENT to give ​information to an ​officialorganization so that it can be ​recorded or dealt with: lodge plans/papers/a bid The two ​banks will lodge their ​plans with ​regulators this week. Moran lodged a ​bid to ​purchase all eight ​properties.
UK to ​leave something important in a ​safeplace such as a ​bank, lawyer's ​office, etc.: lodge sth with sb Keep ​additionalcopies of any important ​documents lodged with your ​bank or ​solicitor.
(Definition of lodge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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