• WordNet 3.6
    • n lodgment the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily "the lodgment of the balloon in the tree"
    • n lodgment bringing a charge or accusation against someone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lodgment A lodging place; a room.
    • Lodgment An accumulation or collection of something deposited in a place or remaining at rest.
    • Lodgment The act of lodging, or the state of being lodged. "Any particle which is of size enough to make a lodgment afterwards in the small arteries."
    • Lodgment (Mil) The occupation and holding of a position, as by a besieging party; an instrument thrown up in a captured position; as, to effect a lodgment .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lodgment The act of lodging, or the state of being lodged: as, the lodgment of money in a bank; the lodgment of grass or grain by a storm.
    • n lodgment A deposit, as of an accumulated mass; a settling: as, the lodgment of mud in a tank.
    • n lodgment A place where persons or things are lodged; a lodging.
    • n lodgment Milit., a position or foothold gained from and held against an enemy, as by an invading or a besieging army: as, to effect a lodgment on the enemy's coast, or within the enemy's lines.
    • n lodgment In mining, same as lodge, 7.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lodgment act of lodging, or state of being lodged: accumulation of something that remains at rest:
    • Lodgment (mil.) the occupation of a position by a besieging party, and the works thrown up to maintain it
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. logement,. See Lodge (v.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. loge—Old High Ger. loubā, an arbour.


In literature:

In spite of heroic attempts, we did little more than effect a precarious lodgment.
"With the British Army in The Holy Land" by Henry Osmond Lock
At one glance Don Pablo saw that it would be a terrible calamity, should these creatures gain a lodgment on the balza.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
The spring sod, half rotted and loosened from the grass roots, furnished the best lodgment.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
All but a sack of beans found lodgment on that huge body.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
In search of her I went to the quarters where the others had their temporary lodgment.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
This will prevent the lodgment of the pus germs in the skin and the formation of more boils.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
He seized a piece of loose rock, rolled it over the edge, and waited for the sound of its lodgment at the bottom.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
The other creatures of the animated kingdom that found lodgment upon the craft, were of various shapes, sizes, and species.
"Our Young Folks, Vol 1, No. 1" by Various
Now to find a lodgment for the night, and then to prowl round for a house.
"The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2" by Various
It fairly took her breath away, and a sudden new sensation shot through her heart that had never found lodgment there before.
"Pretty Madcap Dorothy" by Laura Jean Libbey

In poetry:

And how all the night
I had dreams of the unwitting cause
Of my lodgment. How lonely I was;
How consoled by her sprite!
"The Missed Train" by Thomas Hardy
The claw of the tender bird
Finds lodgment here;
Dye-winged butterflies poise;
Emmet and beetle steer
Their busy course; the bee
Drones, laden, near.
"The Corner Stone" by Walter de la Mare
Better the pleasaunce-breathing Pipe for me
Than lodgment in that Great Menagerie
Where Birds of aureate Plumage preen their Quills
And Social Lions growl above their Tea.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
ROBERT MURDOCK. It is this—. How tell her!—
Your lodgment here last night, seen, known of all
These idlers of the Clubs, interpreted
According to their knowledge of a world
Undreamt by you. Oh, pardon me, I show you
A wound you do not feel.
"The Wynnes Of Wynhavod. Act IV" by Emily Pfeiffer

In science:

Practically, the undesirable bumps can be resumed by clearing the lodgment of the cantilever and moving the cantilever inside its lodgment.
Nonlinear dynamical properties of an oscillating tip-cantilever system in the tapping mode