The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lodging \Lodg"ing\, n.
1. The act of one who, or that which, lodges.
2. A place of rest, or of temporary habitation; esp., a
sleeping apartment; -- often in the plural with a singular
Wits take lodgings in the sound of Bow. --Pope.
3. Abiding place; harbor; cover.
Fair bosom . . . the lodging of delight. --Spenser.
Lodging house, a house where lodgings are provided and let.
Lodging room, a room in which a person lodges, esp. a hired