Lodge (?), n. [OE. loge, logge, F. loge, LL. laubia porch, gallery, fr. OHG. louba, G. laube, arbor, bower, fr. lab foliage. See Leaf, and cf. Lobby, Loggia.]

1.

A shelter in which one may rest; as: (a) A shed; a rude cabin; a hut; as, an Indian's lodge.

Chaucer.

Their lodges and their tentis up they gan bigge [to build]. Robert of Brunne.

O for a lodge in some vast wilderness! Cowper.

(b)

A small dwelling house, as for a gamekeeper or gatekeeper of an estate.

Shak. (c)

A den or cave.

(d)

The meeting room of an association; hence, the regularly constituted body of members which meets there; as, a masonic lodge.

(c)

The chamber of an abbot, prior, or head of a college

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2. Mining

The space at the mouth of a level next the shaft, widened to permit wagons to pass, or ore to be deposited for hoisting; -- called also platt.

Raymond.

3.

A collection of objects lodged together.

The Maldives, a famous lodge of islands. De Foe.

4.

A family of North American Indians, or the persons who usually occupy an Indian lodge, -- as a unit of enumeration, reckoned from four to six persons; as, the tribe consists of about two hundred lodges, that is, of about a thousand individuals.

Lodge gate, a park gate, or entrance gate, near the lodge. See Lodge, n., 1 (b).

 

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Lodge, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lodged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Lodging (?).]

1.

To rest or remain a lodge house, or other shelter; to rest; to stay; to abide; esp., to sleep at night; as, to lodge in York Street.

Chaucer.

Stay and lodge by me this night. Shak.

Something holy lodges in that breast. Milton
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2.

To fall or lie down, as grass or grain, when overgrown or beaten down by the wind.

Mortimer.

3.

To come to a rest; to stop and remain; as, the bullet lodged in the bark of a tree.

 

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Lodge, v. t. [OE. loggen, OF. logier, F. loger. See Lodge, n. ]

1.

To give shelter or rest to; especially, to furnish a sleeping place for; to harbor; to shelter; hence, to receive; to hold.

Every house was proud to lodge a knight. Dryden.

The memory can lodge a greater stone of images that all the senses can present at one time. Cheyne.

2.

To drive to shelter; to track to covert.

The deer is lodged; I have tracked her to her covert. Addison.

3.

To deposit for keeping or preservation; as, the men lodged their arms in the arsenal.

4.

To cause to stop or rest in; to implant.

He lodged an arrow in a tender breast. Addison.

5.

To lay down; to prostrate.

Though bladed corn be lodged, and trees blown down. Shak.

To lodge an information, to enter a formal complaint.

 

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