Lodging vs Shelter - What's the difference?

lodging | shelter |


As nouns the difference between lodging and shelter

is that lodging is a place to live or lodge while shelter is a refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something.

As a verb shelter is

to provide cover from damage or harassment; to shield; to protect.

lodging

Noun

(en noun)
  • A place to live or lodge.
  • sleeping accommodation.
  • * 1843 , '', book 2, ch. XI, ''The Abbot’s Ways
  • When I was a Cloister-monk, I was once sent to , and I had to beg a lodging there.
  • (in the plural) Furnished rooms in a house rented as accommodation.
  • The condition of a plant, especially a cereal, that has been flattened in the field or damaged so that it cannot stand upright, as by weather conditions or because the stem is not strong enough to support the plant.
  • Anagrams

    * godling

    shelter

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1928, author=Lawrence R. Bourne
  • , title=Well Tackled! , chapter=7 citation , passage=The detective kept them in view. He made his way casually along the inside of the shelter until he reached an open scuttle close to where the two men were standing talking. Eavesdropping was not a thing Larard would have practised from choice, but there were times when, in the public interest, he had to do it, and this was one of them.}}
  • An institution that provides temporary housing for homeless people, battered women etc.
  • Derived terms

    * bus shelter

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To provide cover from damage or harassment; to shield; to protect.
  • * Dryden
  • Those ruins sheltered once his sacred head.
  • * Southey
  • You have no convents in which such persons may be received and sheltered .
  • To take cover.
  • During the rainstorm, we sheltered under a tree.