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 The University of Central Arkansas in Conway lets students make payments for tuition and fees, plus room and board if applicable, in monthly installments. Danielle Douglas-Gabriel The Washington Post, Arkansas Online, 16 Sep. 2023 Medicaid pays all costs in nursing homes, including room and board, as well as care. Christopher Rowland, Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2023 Blue Springs Farm offers lessons and competitive training as well as room and board for up to 32 horses in an on-site barn, according to its website. Emily Mae Czachor, CBS News, 7 Aug. 2023 The Schultz Family Foundation provided a grant to participants that covers the cost of room and board, and travel expenses. Macie Parker,, 20 July 2023 Stanford University provides full tuition and room and board for students whose families earn $100,000 or less. Ashley R. Williams, CNN, 24 June 2023 Academic scholarships will pay for his room and board. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, 1 Mar. 2023 Brown University, for instance, says that its total cost of attendance, including tuition, room and board and indirect personal costs, will be almost $88,000 for the 2023-24 academic year. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 29 Mar. 2023 The average cost of attending a four-year college (tuition, room and board, and fees) skyrocketed by 169% between 1980 and 2020, according to a study conducted by Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Bobby Matson, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of room and board was in 1849

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Cite this Entry

“Room and board.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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