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also lodge·ment  (lŏj′mənt)
a. The act of lodging.
b. The state of being lodged.
2. A place for lodging.
3. An accumulation or a deposit.
4. A foothold or beachhead gained by troops in enemy or neutral territory.


(ˈlɒdʒmənt) or


1. the act of lodging or the state of being lodged
2. a blockage or accumulation
3. (Military) a small area gained and held in enemy territory


(ˈlɒdʒ mənt)

1. the act of lodging.
2. the state of being lodged.
3. something lodged or deposited.
4. a lodging place; rooming house.
Also, esp. Brit.,lodge′ment.
[1590–1600; < Middle French logement]


A designated area in a hostile or potentially hostile territory that, when seized and held, makes the continuous landing of troops and materiel possible, and provides maneuver space for subsequent operations. See also hostile.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lodgment - bringing a charge or accusation against someone
allegation - (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law); "an allegation of malpractice"
2.lodgment - the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily; "the lodgment of the balloon in the tree"
fixity, fastness, fixedness, secureness, fixture - the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
References in classic literature ?
With the lodgment of this thought she stopped in wide-eyed terror.
Even Alan (though you may say he had as good as four hands) failed twice in an attempt to climb them; and it was only at the third trial, and then by standing on my shoulders and leaping up with such force as I thought must have broken my collar-bone, that he secured a lodgment.
Bowls; his servants could not get a lodgment in the house at Park Lane; his letters were sent back unopened.
We got comfortable lodgment and satis- factory concealment among the foliage, and then we had nothing to do but listen to the hunt.
He must have been so saturated with alcohol as to defy the lodgment of germs.
From the first it seems to have been almost impossible for him to forget anything which had ever found lodgment in, or even passed through, his mind.
The instant they found themselves delivered from the presence of Ellen and her unknown companion, they bestowed an undivided attention on their more masculine and certainly more dangerous assailants, who by this time had made a complete lodgment among the crags of the citadel.
In putting the matter straight no greetings were exchanged, but Rodney and Cassandra chose seats as far apart as possible, and sat down with an air of people making a very temporary lodgment.
Only the fact that the spoor of Teeka and her abductor was obliterated found lodgment in his thoughts.
He very soon set down poor Tom as a thoroughly stupid lad; for though by hard labor he could get particular declensions into his brain, anything so abstract as the relation between cases and terminations could by no means get such a lodgment there as to enable him to recognize a chance genitive or dative.
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said that online lodgment of visas helps to lay the platform for the Government's transformation of Australia's visa system.
Nahida Nasreen deplored that instead of considering the order, the SP of Amphala jail has been directed to continue the lodgment of the party leaders and now the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) order shows their detention for three months.