Lodging or a holiday accommodation is a type of residential
accommodation. People who traveland stay away from home for more than a day need lodging for sleep, rest, safety, shelter from cold temperatures or rain, storage of luggage, and access to common household functions.
They do that in a
hotel, hostelor hostal, a private home (commercially, i.e. a bed and breakfastor guest house place, vacation rental, or non-commercially, with members of hospitality servicesor in the home of friends), in a tent, caravan/ camper(often on a campsite). In addition there are make-shift solutions.
Sleeping is typically done lying in a bed, or more generally on a soft surface, such as also an
air mattress, a couch, etc. Some trains have sleeping cars.
Sometimes people sleep sitting, because lying is not possible, e.g. in a train (if not in a sleeping car), a
bus, a seat in a waiting room, a bench on the street or in a park, etc. Inclinable seats allow something between sitting and lying. Whether lying on a row of seats is possible and comfortable depends e.g. on the presence of arm rests, and whether they can be moved up. In some public places lying would be possible but is not permitted.
Lodging may also refer to when
cereal cropsfall over, often due to windor rain pressure, making grain harvestdifficult. See also Growth regulators.
American Youth Hostels
House in multiple occupation
* Sleeping in public transport
Single Room Occupancy
List of types of lodging
* [http://www.krakow-tourism.com/ Krakow accommodation]
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lodging — UK US /ˈlɒdʒɪŋ/ noun [U] ► a place someone pays to stay in while they are away from home: »She was able to claim expenses for airfare, food, and lodging for three nights. → See also BOARD(Cf. ↑board) noun … Financial and business terms
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lodging — [[t]lɒ̱ʤɪŋ[/t]] lodgings 1) N UNCOUNT: also N in pl If you are provided with lodging or lodgings, you are provided with a place to stay for a period of time. You can use lodgings to refer to one or more of these places. He was given free lodging… … English dictionary