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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She decided to take in boarders. Half of the students are boarders.
Recent Examples on the Web Over time, as the property was sold and neglected, boarders were arrested for stealing a safe and other valuables, running a gambling den (27 slot machines were confiscated from the basement) and using the dwelling as a bordello. oregonlive, "Can Darcelle, the world’s oldest drag queen, still be fabulous while sequestered during a pandemic? Oh, darling, yes," 30 Mar. 2020 The 20-year-old employee of the Andaz Beach Crew, part of the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, was leading five stand-up paddle-boarders about a quarter-mile offshore about 9:30 a.m. Feb. 5. USA TODAY, "Lobster blood, Washington’s teeth, Hawaii shark hero: News from around our 50 states," 21 Feb. 2020 Initially, Trump insisted Mexico would pay for the boarder wall. Erin Corbett, Fortune, "Trump Will Make a Border Wall Speech on Live TV Tonight. Here’s How to Watch," 8 Jan. 2019 At Phillips Exeter, each of the 800 boarders returned home. USA TODAY, "Stranded by coronavirus: Their boarding schools closed, but some international students can't go home," 18 Apr. 2020 The Elephant turned out to be legendary skate boarder Tony Hawk, a reveal that shocked audience members and judges. Leah Rocketto, Woman's Day, "Who Is the Elephant On 'The Masked Singer'? The Celebrity's Identity Was Revealed," 20 Feb. 2020 Ian Hunt told NBC News that Edwards was a boarder at his home. Nicole Acevedo, NBC News, "A man in Florida allegedly killed a veteran's dog for barking too much," 1 Feb. 2020 But the guy whom Gonzalez should try to find, the boarder said, was another young immigrant who was especially close to the two Saudi men. Tim Golden, ProPublica, "Operation Encore and the Saudi Connection: A Secret History of the 9/11 Investigation," 23 Jan. 2020 The paddle boarder called police about noon Thursday and reported that paint was being dumped over the cliff from a newer home on Frazier Drive, according to a police report released Monday. Cory Shaffer,, "Rocky River police arrest Michigan contractor accused of illegally dumping swimming pool waste into river," 2 Sep. 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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15 May 2020

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“Boarder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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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


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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