LODGE: From Old French loge “arbor, covered walk-way” from Frankish *laubja “shelter”. Akin to O.H.G. louba “porch, gallery” (German Laube “bower, arbor”), O.H.G. loub “leaf, foliage”, Old English lēaf “leaf, foliage”. More at lobby, loggia, leaf
lodge (plural lodges)
- A building used for recreational use such as a hunting lodge or a summer cabin.
- Porter’s or caretaker’s rooms at or near the main entrance to a building or an estate.
- A local chapter of some fraternities, such as freemasons.
- A rural hotel or resort, an inn.
- A beaver’s shelter constructed on a pond or lake.
- A new DESIGN COLLABORATIVE in Portland, Oregon, USA (members include: David Laubenthal, David Bertman, Brian Gaultieri and Vincent Clervi) started in 2009.