Cottage vs Lodge - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between cottage and lodge

is that cottage is a small house; a cot; a hut while lodge is a building for recreational use such as a hunting lodge or a summer cabin.

As verbs the difference between cottage and lodge

is that cottage is to stay at a seasonal home, to go cottaging while lodge is to be firmly fixed in a specified position.

cottage

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • A small house; a cot; a hut.
  • A seasonal home of any size or stature. A recreational home or a home in a remote location.
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  • (UK, slang, dated) A public toilet.
  • Usage notes

    Sense “public toilet” dates from 19th century, now only in gay slang.

    Derived terms

    * cottage cheese * cottage hospital * cottage industry

    Verb

    (cottag)
  • To stay at a seasonal home, to go cottaging.
  • (intransitive, British, slang) Of men: To have homosexual sex in a public lavatory; to practice cottaging.
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    lodge

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A building for recreational use such as a hunting lodge or a summer cabin.
  • Porter's]] or [[caretaker, caretaker's rooms at or near the main entrance to a building or an estate.
  • A local chapter of some fraternities]], such as [[freemason, freemasons.
  • (US) A local chapter of a trade union.
  • A rural hotel or resort, an inn.
  • A beaver's shelter constructed on a pond or lake.
  • A den or cave.
  • The chamber of an abbot, prior, or head of a college.
  • (mining) The space at the mouth of a level next to the shaft, widened to permit wagons to pass, or ore to be deposited for hoisting; called also platt.
  • (Raymond)
  • A collection of objects lodged together.
  • * De Foe
  • the Maldives, a famous lodge of islands
  • A family of Native Americans, or the persons who usually occupy an Indian lodge; as a unit of enumeration, reckoned from four to six persons.
  • The tribe consists of about two hundred lodges , that is, of about a thousand individuals.

    Verb

    (lodg)
  • To be firmly fixed in a specified position.
  • I've got some spinach lodged between my teeth.
    The bullet missed its target and lodged in the bark of a tree.
  • To stay in a boarding-house, paying rent to the resident landlord or landlady.
  • The detective Sherlock Holmes lodged in Baker Street.
  • To stay in any place or shelter.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Stay and lodge by me this night.
  • * Milton
  • Something holy lodges in that breast.
  • To supply with a room or place to sleep in for a time.
  • To put money, jewellery, or other valuables for safety.
  • To place (a statement, etc.) with the proper authorities (such as courts, etc.).
  • To become flattened, as grass or grain, when overgrown or beaten down by the wind.
  • The heavy rain caused the wheat to lodge .

    Derived terms

    * lodger * lodging * lodgement

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