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boarding school

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noun
  1. a school at which the pupils receive board and lodging during the school term (distinguished from day school).
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Origin of boarding school

First recorded in 1670–80
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Examples from the Web for boarding school

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  • But I'd rather have been at a boarding-school in the country; I do so detest London.

    Great Uncle Hoot-Toot

    Mrs. Molesworth

  • Along with his brother Charles he was educated at a boarding-school.

    A Zola Dictionary

    J. G. Patterson

  • She's been to boarding-school and made some swell friends there, and they've taken her to Europe with 'em.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • Why don't you send her away to boarding-school, if it is so serious a matter as that?

    Hooking Watermelons

    Edward Bellamy

  • You really intend to keep a lady's boarding-school here at the Court?

    Country Lodgings

    Mary Russell Mitford


British Dictionary definitions for boarding school

boarding school

noun
  1. a school providing living accommodation for some or all of its pupils
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