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a. An often rustic building used as a temporary abode or shelter: a ski lodge.
b. A small house on the grounds of an estate or a park, used by a caretaker or gatekeeper.
c. An inn.
a. Any of various Native American dwellings, such as a hogan, wigwam, or longhouse.
b. The group living in such a dwelling.
a. A local chapter of certain fraternal organizations.
b. The meeting hall of such a chapter.
c. The members of such a chapter.
4. The den of certain animals, such as the dome-shaped structure built by beavers.
v. lodged, lodg·ing, lodg·es
a. To provide with temporary quarters, especially for sleeping: lodges travelers in the shed.
b. To rent a room to.
c. To place or establish in quarters: lodged the children with relatives after the fire.
2. To serve as a depository for; contain: This cellar lodges our oldest wines.
3. To place, leave, or deposit, as for safety: documents lodged with a trusted associate.
4. To fix, force, or implant: lodge a bullet in a wall.
5. To register (a charge or complaint, for example) before an authority, such as a court; file.
6. To vest (authority, for example).
7. To beat (crops) down flat: rye lodged by the cyclone.
a. To live in a place temporarily.
b. To rent accommodations, especially for sleeping.
2. To be or become embedded: The ball lodged in the fence.

[Middle English, from Old French loge, of Germanic origin.]
References in classic literature ?
Even Tom Willard, who had always half resented his wife, for- got his resentment and the tears ran out of his eyes and lodged in his mustache.
He only knew that he had a ball lodged somewhere in his leg, and he thought that his end was at hand.
As Hawkeye ceased speaking, four human heads could be seen peering above a few logs of drift-wood that had lodged on these naked rocks, and which had probably suggested the idea of the practicability of the hazardous undertaking.
This subject has taken hold of my mind with the strangest tenacity of clutch since I have lodged in yonder old gable.
He was lodged in the prison, not as suspected of any offence, but as the most convenient and suitable mode of disposing of him, until the magistrates should have conferred with the Indian sagamores respecting his ransom.