room and board


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 That could include providing room and board or direct payments to the refugees for necessary expenses. Chris Cameron, New York Times, 25 Apr. 2022 Recipients are given full tuition and room and board for four years, according to the university's website. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, 27 Jan. 2022 So [00:15:00] think room and board think train transportation. cleveland, 6 Apr. 2022 Joshua Kleiman, a second-year resident advisor and union organizer, said the stipends only cover about half of the cost of Wesleyan’s room and board fees. Seamus Mcavoy,, 23 Mar. 2022 The average tuition for in- state freshmen and sophomores is $13,934, according to Oakland University's website, with room and board averaging $11,192 per year. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, 31 Jan. 2022 Look at cost of attendance, graduation rates, and room and board costs. James Brewer, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 Student room and board costs will increase by about 5% at most U campuses; Twin Cities students living in dorms will pay an average of about $575 more. Ryan Faircloth, Star Tribune, 29 June 2021 Lawmakers erased those exemptions in the final budget plan, meaning state universities now can’t raise the cost of textbooks or room and board by more than 2% per year for the next two years. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, 8 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of room and board

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Room and board.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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