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English definition of “lodge”

lodge

verb uk   /lɒdʒ/ us    /lɑːdʒ/

lodge verb (COMPLAIN)

lodge a claim, complaint, protest, etc. to make an official complaint about something: The US lodged a formal protest against the arrest of the foreign reporters. Lee's solicitor said last night that they would be lodging an appeal against the sentence.

lodge verb (FIX)

[I or T, usually + adv/prep] to (cause to) become fixed in a place or position: A fish bone had lodged in her throat.

lodge verb (STORE)

[T usually + adv/prep] mainly UK formal to put something in a safe place: You should lodge a copy of the letter with your solicitor.

lodge verb (STAY)

[I usually + adv/prep] formal to pay rent to stay somewhere: She lodged with Mrs Higgins when she first came to Cambridge.

lodge

noun uk   /lɒdʒ/ us    /lɑːdʒ/

lodge noun (SMALL BUILDING)

[C] a small house in the country used especially by people on holiday or taking part in sports, or one on land belonging to a large house: a ski/hunting lodge [C] the place where a beaver lives [C] US a wigwam

lodge noun (GROUP)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a local group 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 large building such as a hotel or college in order to help people: the porter's lodge
(Definition of lodge from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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