Meaning of “lodge” in the English Dictionary

"lodge" in English

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uk /lɒdʒ/ us /lɑːdʒ/


uk /lɒdʒ/ us /lɑːdʒ/

(Definition of “lodge” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lodge" in American English

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us /lɑdʒ/

lodge verb (BECOME FIXED)

[ always + adv/prep ] to become fixed or cause something to become fixed in a place or position:

[ I ] A fish bone had lodged in her throat.
[ T ] The explosion lodged some metal fragments 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 place temporarily, usually paying rent to do so:

Mrs. Brown rents rooms – you can lodge with her for a few weeks.

lodgenoun [ C ]

us /lɑdʒ/

lodge noun [ C ] (BUILDING)

a small building used by people during a particular sports season:

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 /lɒdʒ/ us

GOVERNMENT, LAW to make an official statement 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 lawyers advised me to lodge a formal complaint.
lodge sth against sb/sth So far, five groups have lodged protests against the deal.
There were several ethical complaints lodged against him.

UK GOVERNMENT to give information to an official organization 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 safe place such as a bank, lawyer's office, etc.:

lodge sth with sb Keep additional copies of any important documents lodged with your bank or solicitor.

(Definition of “lodge” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)