boarder

noun
board·​er | \ ˈbȯr-dər How to pronounce boarder (audio) \
plural boarders

Definition of boarder

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
2a : 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

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Examples of boarder in a Sentence

She decided to take in boarders. Half of the students are boarders.
Recent Examples on the Web There are zero lines at the quad lift, and only a couple dozen boarders and skiers on the slope. Karen Heller, Anchorage Daily News, "The future of American skiing may be inside a New Jersey mall," 8 Jan. 2020 As the raid proceeded, Gonzalez escorted one of Shaikh’s new boarders outside. Tim Golden, ProPublica, "Operation Encore and the Saudi Connection: A Secret History of the 9/11 Investigation," 23 Jan. 2020 There are zero lines at the quad lift, and only a couple dozen boarders and skiers on the slope. Karen Heller, Anchorage Daily News, "The future of American skiing may be inside a New Jersey mall," 8 Jan. 2020 Others, like Peggy Griffin, of Wellesley, Mass., prefer renting out an unused bedroom to long-term boarders. Kaya Laterman, New York Times, "How to Refeather Your Empty Nest," 13 Dec. 2019 There are zero lines at the quad lift, and only a couple dozen boarders and skiers on the slope. Karen Heller, Anchorage Daily News, "The future of American skiing may be inside a New Jersey mall," 8 Jan. 2020 There are zero lines at the quad lift, and only a couple dozen boarders and skiers on the slope. Washington Post, "The future of American skiing may be inside a New Jersey mall," 7 Jan. 2020 The internment camps, which the government describes as job training centers, have cast a shadow even on students who are not boarders. New York Times, "In China’s Crackdown on Muslims, Children Have Not Been Spared," 28 Dec. 2019 The same philosophy can, and should, apply to novice boarders. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "6 Tips for Beginner Snowboarders From Olympian Julia Marino," 22 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of boarder

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of boarder was in 1530

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21 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Boarder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boarder. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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boarder

noun
How to pronounce boarder (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of boarder

: 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

noun
board·​er | \ ˈbȯr-dər How to pronounce boarder (audio) \

Kids Definition of boarder

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

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