boarder

noun board·er \ ˈbȯr-dər \
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of boarder

plural boarders
1 : one that boards; especially : one that is provided with regular meals or regular meals and lodging
  • Mrs. Eads was able to rent the upstairs of a house that faced the river. It was evidently large enough for her to take in boarders and so bring in some income.
  • —Henry Petroski
2 a : a person who rides a snowboard : snowboarder
  • More and more adult boarders are appearing on the slopes of Western ski resorts …
  • —Ben Davidson
b : a person who rides a skateboard : skateboarder
  • Skateboarding is the fastest-growing extreme sport in the United States, with more than 3 million new boarders taking up sport in 2003.
  • —Michael Lisi

Examples of boarder in a Sentence

  1. She decided to take in boarders.

  2. Half of the students are boarders.

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First Known Use of boarder

1530

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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BOARDER Defined for English Language Learners

boarder

Definition of boarder for English Language Learners

  • : a person who pays to live and have daily meals at another person's house or at a school

  • : a person who uses a snowboard


BOARDER Defined for Kids

boarder

noun board·er \ ˈbȯr-dər \

Definition of boarder for Students

: a person who pays for meals and a place to live at another's house


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