lodging

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 in a three-room flat.

...travel expenses including meals and lodgings while traveling away from home.

2) N-COUNT: usu pl If you live in lodgings, you live in a room or rooms in someone's house and you pay them for this.

David had changed his lodgings, leaving no address behind...

Many of the single men found lodgings in the surrounding villages.

3) See also board and lodging

English dictionary. 2008.

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