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lodging

Noun

1 housing structures collectively; structures in which people are housed [syn: housing, living accommodations]
2 the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily; "the lodgment of the balloon in the tree" [syn: lodgment, lodgement]
3 the act of lodging

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  1. A place to live or lodge.
  2. sleeping accommodation.
  3. Furnished rooms in a house rented as accommodation.

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Lodging or holiday accommodation is a type of accommodation. People who travel and stay away from home for more than a day need lodging mainly for sleeping. Other purposes are safety, shelter from cold and rain, having a place to store luggage and being able to take a shower.
They do that in a hotel, hostel or hostal, a private home (commercially, i.e. a bed and breakfast or guest house place, vacation rental, or non-commercially, with members of hospitality services or 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 crops fall over, often due to wind or rain pressure, making grain harvest difficult. See also Growth regulators.
lodging in German: Unterkunft
lodging in French: Hébergement (voyage)
lodging in Japanese: 宿泊施設
lodging in Simple English: Lodging

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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