room and board

noun

Definition of room and board

: lodging and food usually furnished for a set price or as part of wages

Examples of room and board in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many families, though, are on the hook for taking on sharply more student debt than in the past to cope with the rising costs of college tuition, as well as room and board. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Student loan debt builds for borrowers ages 50 and older," 24 Dec. 2019 Marjorie agreed to do the job for a flat rate of $160 per day plus room and board. Andy Newman, New York Times, "On the Job, 24 Hours a Day, 27 Days a Month," 2 Sep. 2019 After all, the seminar costs $11,350 in tuition, room and board. The Economist, "Inside Aspen: the mountain retreat for the liberal elite," 11 Oct. 2019 Online courses offer flexible scheduling and allow students to work from home instead of paying for room and board. Emily Bamforth, cleveland, "Ohio State University tops U.S. News & World Report online bachelor’s degree rankings," 14 Jan. 2020 The shelter charges migrants 100 pesos — roughly $5 — a week for room and board. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Asylum seekers report theft, exploitation in Mexicali’s migrant shelters," 7 Aug. 2019 Most first-year students can take out up to $5,500 in their name, and no one can borrow more than their school’s cost of attendance, the total needed for tuition, fees, room and board and other expenses. Washington Post, "4 ways to cover college costs if financial aid isn’t enough," 19 Sep. 2019 Most first-year students can take out up to $5,500 in their name, and no one can borrow more than their school’s cost of attendance, the total needed for tuition, fees, room and board and other expenses. San Diego Union-Tribune, "4 ways to cover college costs if financial aid isn’t enough," 19 Sep. 2019 In April, Sylvia learned she had been admitted to Stanford University with a full scholarship for tuition, room and board. Jenny Gold, The Mercury News, "A young woman, a wheelchair and the fight to take her place at Stanford," 8 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of room and board

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Room and board.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/room%20and%20board. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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room and board

noun

English Language Learners Definition of room and board

chiefly US : a place to stay with meals provided and included in the price

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