Definition of boarding house in English:

boarding house

Line breaks: board|ing house

noun

  • A private house providing food and lodging for paying guests.
    More example sentences
    • The councilman was met with a large degree of skepticism regarding his proposal for distance requirements when he grouped student housing into the same category as boarding houses and group homes.
    • Yesterday in the neighbourhood, a local man, who asked not to be identified, said much of the area consisted of multi-occupancy and boarding houses, with some private houses.
    • We visited a lot of these hostels and shelters and boarding houses that day.

More definitions of boarding house

Definition of boarding house in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea