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 That’s true in Finland, as well, which shares a long boarder with Russia. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Apr. 2022 The Illinois Department of Public Health doesn’t publish boarder data online, unlike other hospital metrics. Lisa Schencker,, 7 Jan. 2022 American boarder and social media figure Chloe Kim won the gold in halfpipe for the second time, adding to her 2018 medal from Pyeongchang. Ted Anthony,, 20 Feb. 2022 Around the same time, Dunn-Downing and another pro boarder, Tina Basich, created their own clothing line, Prom. Alicia Ault, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Feb. 2022 The Lems’ boarder, in his haste to depart, left behind pages of handwritten poetry. Caleb Crain, The New Yorker, 10 Jan. 2022 In front was a boogie boarder; just beyond two men paddled stand-up boards. New York Times, 20 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of boarder

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 Apr 2022

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“Boarder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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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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