Lodging house
Lodging Lodg"ing, n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, lodges. [1913 Webster]

2. A place of rest, or of temporary habitation; esp., a sleeping apartment; -- often in the plural with a singular meaning. --Gower. [1913 Webster]

Wits take lodgings in the sound of Bow. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. Abiding place; harbor; cover. [1913 Webster]

Fair bosom . . . the lodging of delight. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{Lodging house}, a house where lodgings are provided and let.

{Lodging room}, a room in which a person lodges, esp. a hired room. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lodging house — lodging houses N COUNT A lodging house is a house where people can rent rooms to live in or stay in. [mainly BRIT] (in AM, usually use rooming house) …   English dictionary

  • lodging house — n BrE old fashioned a building where people can rent rooms to live or stay in = ↑boarding house …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lodging house — lodging ,house noun count BRITISH a ROOMING HOUSE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lodging house — ► NOUN ▪ a private house providing rented accommodation …   English terms dictionary

  • lodging house — n. ROOMING HOUSE …   English World dictionary

  • lodging house — index building (structure) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lodging house — noun a house where rooms are rented • Syn: ↑rooming house • Hypernyms: ↑house, ↑accommodation • Hyponyms: ↑flophouse, ↑dosshouse * * * noun, pl ⋯ houses [count] …   Useful english dictionary

  • lodging house — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms lodging house : singular lodging house plural lodging houses British a building with rooms for people to rent, usually for short periods only. The American word is rooming house …   English dictionary

  • lodging house — a house in which rooms are rented, esp. a house other than an inn or hotel; rooming house. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • lodging house — lodg′ing house n. rooming house • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

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