Definition of boarder in English:


Line breaks: board¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈbɔːdə


  • 1A person who receives regular meals when staying somewhere, in return for payment or services.
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    • If you have a lodger, not only is the first £20 disregarded but also 50% of the balance of payment from each boarder where meals are provided.
    • The corporation also requests information about savings, investments, and other sources of regular income, such as family support and payments from boarders, flatters, and adult children.
    • If he was married, his wife and family might provide meals or other housekeeping services to the boarders for an additional fee.
  • 1.1A pupil who lives in school during term time.
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    • At 11-plus many pupils become boarders, which adds an exciting dimension to their schooling.
    • Stanley was sent to London to became a boarder at University College School in 1850.
    • The school, which currently has around 60 per cent day pupils and 40 per cent boarders, has come a long way since being started by sisters from the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary.
  • 2A person who forces their way on to a ship in an attack.
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    • Suddenly, when he started to push back asylum-seekers like a sea captain repelling boarders, the polls began to turn.
    • For seamen, special patterns of musket were introduced and the musketoon, or blunderbuss, became a shipboard weapon useful for discouraging both boarders and putative mutineers.
    • The battle would be a succession of hand-to-hand conflicts to board or to repel boarders.
  • 3A person who takes part in a sport using a board, such as surfing or snowboarding: skiing purists say the boarders tear up the snow
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    • Skiers and boarders are a pretty independent bunch by nature so organising a trip to the mountains is not that difficult.
    • Players choose a boarder and skate freestyle in open, interactive 3D environments.
    • A few hard-core telemarkers skim the hill; a lone boarder surfs in for a burger; a dozen alpine skiers brave the ungroomed crud.

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