boarding school


Definition of boarding school

: a school that provides meals and lodging

Examples of boarding school in a Sentence

He attended a prestigious boarding school in Massachusetts. She was sent to boarding school when she was nine.
Recent Examples on the Web The fantasy mashup tells the story of Dorothy from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Alice of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Peter Pan's Wendy, who meet in boarding school for troubled young ladies. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, "Amblin, Michael De Luca Tackling 'Martian' Author’s Fantasy Graphic Novel 'Cheshire Crossing' (Exclusive)," 15 Nov. 2019 Eckstein was a state champion, but out of tiny Oldenburg Academy, which pre-dates the Civil War and was a Catholic girls boarding school until 1990. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "After decades of futility, Purdue shaking up cross-country hierarchy," 21 Nov. 2019 There are boarding school cliches, for sure; but there are also lovely moments between the bright but struggling kids. 5., "Democratic Presidential Debate," 14 Oct. 2019 The episode featured an Elder who had been forbidden to speak his language, play his drum, or sing and dance when he was forcibly taken away to boarding school as a child. Shady Grove Oliver, Anchorage Daily News, "Elders & Youth Conference: First Alaskans Institute hosts truth and healing tribunals," 16 Oct. 2019 But several Uighurs asserted that in many cases boarding school was now mandatory for minority children, even though Han Chinese children could choose to continue living at home. Yanan Wang And Dake Kang, Fox News, "China distances children from families to subdue Muslim west," 20 Sep. 2018 When Peter was 6-year-old, his father sent him to boarding school. Joelle Goldstein,, "Peter Fonda on the Pain of Losing His Mom to Suicide — and How He Reconciled with His Dad Henry," 16 Aug. 2019 The couple had known each other in boarding school. Andrea Cavallier, NBC News, "New Mexico man accused of using girlfriend's debit card after her disappearance," 30 July 2019 Wilder wrote the Little House books through the then-contemporary lens of the 1930s, a time of Jim Crow and boarding schools trying to wipe American Indians of their traditions. Elena Nicolaou,, "Little House, Big Fans: These People Really, Really Love Laura Ingalls Wilder," 24 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of boarding school

1665, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of boarding school was in 1665

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9 Feb 2020

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“Boarding school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of boarding school

: a school where students can live during the school term

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Kids Definition of boarding school

: a school at which most of the students live during the school year

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