Boarding school
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 school — boarding schools also boarding school N VAR A boarding school is a school which some or all of the pupils live in during the school term. Compare day school. She sent her son to a boarding school in the East... Of course, now she is away at… …   English dictionary

  • Boarding school — School School, n. [OE. scole, AS. sc?lu, L. schola, Gr. ? leisure, that in which leisure is employed, disputation, lecture, a school, probably from the same root as ?, the original sense being perhaps, a stopping, a resting. See {Scheme}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boarding school — n a school where students live as well as study →↑day school …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • boarding school — n. a school providing lodging and meals for the pupils: cf. DAY SCHOOL …   English World dictionary

  • boarding school — boarding ,school noun count a school in which most or all of the students live during the part of the year that they have courses …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • boarding school — ► NOUN ▪ a school in which the pupils live during term time …   English terms dictionary

  • Boarding school — A boarding school is a school where some or all pupils not only study, but also live during term time, with their fellow students and possibly teachers. The word boarding in this sense means to provide food and lodging.Many public schools in the… …   Wikipedia

  • boarding school — noun a private school where students are lodged and fed as well as taught • Ant: ↑day school • Hypernyms: ↑private school * * * noun, pl ⋯ schools : a school where students can live during the school term [count] He attended a prestigious… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Boarding-School — Boar|ding School, Boar|ding|school […sku:l ], die; , s [engl. boarding school, aus: boarding = Verpflegung u. school = Schule]: englische Internatsschule mit familienartigen Hausgemeinschaften. * * * Boar|ding School [...sku:l], (auch:)… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • boarding school — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms boarding school : singular boarding school plural boarding schools a school in which most or all of the students live during the part of the year that they go to lessons …   English dictionary

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