Lodge Lodge (l[o^]j), 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. [1913 Webster]

Their lodges and their tentis up they gan bigge [to build]. --Robert of Brunne. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. A collection of objects lodged together. [1913 Webster]

The Maldives, a famous lodge of islands. --De Foe. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{Lodge gate}, a park gate, or entrance gate, near the lodge. See {Lodge}, n., 1 (b) . [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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