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 He was educated at Achimota, a prestigious boarding school in the British model in Accra. Adam Nossiter, New York Times, "Jerry Rawlings, From Coup-Plotter to Ghanaian Statesman, Dies at 73," 12 Nov. 2020 The short version: Twins girls attend a super-competitive boarding school for the arts. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, "Yes, Blumhouse's 'Nocturne' is a generic horror movie. It's also a welcome escape," 12 Oct. 2020 The headmistress of the boarding school Enola is sent off to, Miss Harrison, is played by Harry Potter star Fiona Shaw. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About Millie Bobby Brown's New Movie "Enola Holmes"," 21 Sep. 2020 The enrollment numbers haven’t changed much at Springdale, a boarding school that has been home to out-of-state and out-of-country students. Kristen Griffith,, "In Carroll County, private school enrollment jumps as public school numbers drop," 3 Nov. 2020 From 1837 to 1891, the boarding school instructed its pupils on subjects such as botany, chemistry, geography, history and philosophy. Edward Lee,, "Remember the Patapsco Female Institute? A look back at the Ellicott City boarding school for girls," 29 Oct. 2020 In September, Clark traveled south to Wilcox, Saskatchewan, to drop his 15-year-old son off at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, a boarding school renowned for its hockey program. Stephen Smith, New York Times, "Canada’s Game Struggles to Return. And to Still Look Like Hockey.," 28 Oct. 2020 Unlike 007 who was a product of Britain’s elite boarding school system, Jim Bond was the son of a gamekeeper in Devon, a rural corner of southern England. Drew Hinshaw, WSJ, "Declassified Files Reveal a Possible Spy in Poland—Named James Bond," 22 Oct. 2020 Bobby never talked much about his father’s murder, says Pete Jenny, who met him at Millbrook, a boarding school in upstate New York, and became a lifelong friend. Ryan D'agostino, Town & Country, "What is Robert Kennedy Jr. Fighting For?," 19 Oct. 2020

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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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19 Nov 2020

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“Boarding school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 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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