• WordNet 3.6
    • n lodger a tenant in someone's house
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lodger One who, or that which, lodges; one who occupies a hired room in another's house.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lodger One who lodges; especially, one who lives in a hired room or rooms in the house of another.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Lodger one who lodges or lives at board or in a hired room
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. loge—Old High Ger. loubā, an arbour.


In literature:

She went to the room overhead, which was occupied by a female lodger calling herself Diane Merode.
"In Friendship's Guise" by Wm. Murray Graydon
The lodger's visitors came to see him at all hours.
"The Exiles and Other Stories" by Richard Harding Davis
I have grown grey in the service of lodgers.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
He remarked that his wife had written to him to say she had lodgers.
"None Other Gods" by Robert Hugh Benson
But there I stopped, as I never discuss my lodgers.
"The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow" by Anna Katharine Green
I was careful of her, and gave her orders that, on no account, was she ever to go into the lodgers' rooms.
"With Wolfe in Canada" by G. A. Henty
The strips of canvas arranged in double tiers were full of lodgers.
"From the Bottom Up" by Alexander Irvine
She said, dryly, 'I know why: you have stayed longer than any other lodger.
"The Best Ghost Stories" by Various
Porter was a gentleman, so his manner to Roger Poole showed no hint of what he thought of lodgers in general, and this one in particular.
"Contrary Mary" by Temple Bailey
He saw his lodger, Dr. Dunlap, appear at the door as haggard as the dead.
"Old Kaskaskia" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood

In poetry:

Who is this silly mischief-maker,
This phantom and this double-face?
He is our guest, our summer lodger,
Who spends with us his holidays.
"July" by Boris Pasternak
To the lodgers, their apartments,
This abandingd female goes,
Prigs their shirts and umberellas;
Prigs their boots, and hats, and clothes.
"The Ballad Of Eliza Davis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
He never saw any danger —
He never saw the " Red Light" —
Except when his wife went to the pictures
With the lodger —on Saturday night.
"The Scotch Express —From Ireland" by T W Connor
We hadn't much money to live on
There was never much food on the shelf
So she took in a lodger - I couldn't object
I'd once been a lodger myself
"The Infernal Triangle" by Billy Bennett
So what of Secrets mouthed beneath the Rose,
Rumorous Badinage of These and Those? -
The Lady Lodger in the Flat upstairs
Knows all you do and say - she knows - she knows!
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
He to a fellow-lodger's care
Had left it, to be watched and fed,
And pipe its song in safety;—-there
I found it when my Son was dead;
And now, God help me for my little wit!
I bear it with me, Sir;—-he took so much delight in it."
"The Sailor's Mother" by William Wordsworth

In news:

Caroline Macdonell Minsky, the Artful Lodger.
The Lodger Directed by David Ondaatje Samuel Goldwyn Films Opens January 23, Quad Cinema.
Molina, Davis join ' Lodger ' redo.
Alfred Molina and Hope Davis will star in David Ondaatje's "The Lodger " for Stage 6 Films, the newly formed division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group.
Sony to house Ondaatje's ' Lodger '.
'The Lodger ,' a 1927 silent film from Alfred Hitchcock, will get an update by David Ondaatje for Sony.
Sony to house Ondaatje 's 'Lodger'.
'The Lodger,' a 1927 silent film from Alfred Hitchcock, will get an update by David Ondaatje for Sony.
All lodgers levy a bed tax of two percent for the state and three percent for the county.
It helped, of course, that a familiar brand was acting as Watershed 's host, ensuring a captive audience in the form of lodgers.