1a small house at the gates of a park or in the grounds of a large house, occupied by a gatekeeper, gardener, or other employee. a small country house occupied in season for sports such as hunting, shooting, or skiing: a hunting lodge [in names] a large house or hotel:Cumberland Lodge a porter’s quarters at the main entrance of a college or other large building. the residence of a head of a college, especially at Cambridge: he dined at the Master’s Lodge an American Indian tent or wigwam.
2a branch or meeting place of an organization such as the Freemasons: [in names]:the foundation of the Grand Lodge of England 1 [with object] present (a complaint, appeal, claim, etc.) formally to the proper authorities:he has 28 days in which to lodge an appeal
(lodge something in/with
) leave money or a valuable item in (a place) or with (someone) for safekeeping: the money is lodged in a bank
2 [with adverbial of place] make or become firmly fixed or embedded in a place: [with object]:they had to remove a bullet lodged near his spine [no object]: figurativethe image had lodged in her mind 3 [no object, with adverbial] rent accommodation in another person’s house:the man who lodged in the room next door [with object and adverbial] provide (someone) with accommodation in return for payment: she was lodged in the same hall
4 [with object] (of wind or rain) flatten (a standing crop): (as adjective lodged)rain that soaks standing or lodged crops