Boarding Board"ing, n. 1. (Naut.) The act of entering a ship, whether with a hostile or a friendly purpose. [1913 Webster]

Both slain at one time, as they attempted the boarding of a frigate. --Sir F. Drake. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of covering with boards; also, boards, collectively; or a covering made of boards. [1913 Webster]

3. The act of supplying, or the state of being supplied, with regular or specified meals, or with meals and lodgings, for pay. [1913 Webster]

{Boarding house}, a house in which boarders are kept.

{Boarding nettings} (Naut.), a strong network of cords or ropes erected at the side of a ship to prevent an enemy from boarding it.

{Boarding pike} (Naut.), a pike used by sailors in boarding a vessel, or in repelling an attempt to board it. --Totten.

{Boarding school}, a school in which pupils receive board and lodging as well as instruction. [1913 Webster]

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  • Boarding — can refer to:*Temporarily residing somewhere, as in a boarding school or boarding house *Boarding (attack), a naval term for the forcible attempt at capturing another naval vessel *Boarding (ice hockey) *Boarding (horses) *Boarding (transport)… …   Wikipedia

  • boarding — (n.) 1530s, supplying of meals, food and lodging, from BOARD (Cf. board) (n.1) in its extended sense of food (via notion of table ). Boarding school is from 1670s; boarding house attested from 1728 …   Etymology dictionary

  • boarding — (izg. bórding) m DEFINICIJA term. ukrcavanje, prekrcavanje (na brod ili na avion) SINTAGMA boarding card (pass) (izg. boarding kȃrd/pàs) karta izdana na aerodromu koja omogućava ulazak u avion ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • boarding — [bôr′diŋ] n. 1. a structure or covering of boards 2. boards collectively; light timber 3. the act of going on board a ship, aircraft, bus, etc. adj. of or for boarding [a boarding pass] …   English World dictionary

  • boarding — [[t]bɔ͟ː(r)dɪŋ[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Boarding is an arrangement by which children live at school during the school term. They find boarding gives their children roots... Annual boarding fees are ₤10,350. 2) N UNCOUNT Boarding is long, flat pieces of… …   English dictionary

  • Boarding — Board Board, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boarded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Boarding}.] 1. To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house. The boarded hovel. Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. {Board} to accost, and see {Board}, n.] To go on board of, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boarding — /bawr ding, bohr /, n. 1. wooden boards collectively. 2. a structure of boards, as in a fence or a floor. 3. the act of a person who boards a ship, train, airplane, or the like: an uneventful boarding. [1525 35; BOARD + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

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