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[loj-ing] /ˈlɒdʒ ɪŋ/

accommodation in a house, especially in rooms for rent:
to furnish board and lodging.
a temporary place to stay; temporary quarters.

the act of lodging.
plural noun
a rented room or rooms in which to live, esp in another person’s house
a temporary residence
(sometimes pl) sleeping accommodation
(sometimes pl) (at Oxford University) the residence of the head of a college

early 14c., “encampment;” late 14c., “temporary accommodation; place of residence,” verbal noun from lodge (v.). Related: Lodgings.


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