Definition of boarding in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbôrdiNG/


1Long, flat, thin pieces of wood used to build or cover something.
Example sentences
  • Not having bothered to use the door, the undead cadavers had simply punched a hole through the wall as if it had been thin wooden boarding.
  • I remember coming off the end of the slide and hitting a big piece of plastic boarding.
  • Church leaders have been forced to cover the windows with iron grilles and wooden boarding and the building's insurers have almost trebled the premiums.
2The procedure according to which students live at school during the semester in return for payment.
Example sentences
  • Ampleforth College has today offered free boarding to all day pupils during the present phase of the foot and mouth disease outbreak.
  • We tried boarding schools, weekly boarding, day schools - she'd go for a term or two, then she would want to move on.
  • The secondary school will continue to welcome students but the tradition of boarding, begun in 1782, will cease after this academic year.
3The action of getting on or into a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle.
Example sentences
  • The illegal boarding of ships and seizure of cargo has in the past been considered an act of war.
  • However, you may not know the actual time of boarding until the day before or day of boarding.
  • And she did not have much time to acclimatise - she carried out her first boarding within an hour of taking up her station, and found 300 tonnes of illegal oil on a cargo dhow.

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Syllabification: board·ing

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