The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lodge \Lodge\ (l[o^]j), n. [OE. loge, logge, F. loge, LL. laubia
porch, gallery, fr. OHG. louba, G. laube, arbor, bower, fr.
lab foliage. See Leaf, and cf. Lobby, Loggia.]
1. A shelter in which one may rest; as:
(a) A shed; a rude cabin; a hut; as, an Indian's lodge.
Their lodges and their tentis up they gan bigge
[to build]. --Robert of
O for a lodge in some vast wilderness! --Cowper.
(b) A small dwelling house, as for a gamekeeper or
gatekeeper of an estate. --Shak.
(c) A den or cave.
(d) The meeting room of an association; hence, the
regularly constituted body of members which meets
there; as, a masonic lodge.
(c) The chamber of an abbot, prior, or head of a college.
2. (Mining) The space at the mouth of a level next the shaft,
widened to permit wagons to pass, or ore to be deposited
for hoisting; -- called also platt. --Raymond.
3. A collection of objects lodged together.
The Maldives, a famous lodge of islands. --De Foe.
4. A family of North American Indians, or the persons who
usually occupy an Indian lodge, -- as a unit of
enumeration, reckoned from four to six persons; as, the
tribe consists of about two hundred lodges, that is, of
about a thousand individuals.
Lodge gate, a park gate, or entrance gate, near the lodge.
See Lodge, n., 1