or board·ing house
[ bawr-ding-hous, bohr- ]
/ ˈbɔr dɪŋˌhaʊs, ˈboʊr- /
noun, plural board·ing·hous·es [bawr-ding-hou-ziz, bohr-] /ˈbɔr dɪŋˌhaʊ zɪz, ˈboʊr-/.
a house at which board or board and lodging may be obtained for payment.
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apartment, shelter, motel, hotel, resort, inn, lodge, hostel, coop, slum, high-rise, hut, dormitory, dwelling, palace, house, hospital, cottage, farm, condominium
- boarding house,
- boarding out,
- boarding party,
- boarding pass,
- boarding school,
- boardinghouse reach,
Origin of boardinghouse
First recorded in 1720–30
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a private house in which accommodation and meals are provided for paying guests
Australian a house for boarders at a schoolSee also house (def. 10)
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