Definition of Boarding

1. Noun. The act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft.

Exact synonyms: Embarkation, Embarkment
Generic synonyms: Departure, Going, Going Away, Leaving
Antonyms: Disembarkation
Derivative terms: Embark

2. Noun. A structure of boards.
Specialized synonyms: Boards, Flashboard, Flashboarding
Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure

Definition of Boarding

1. n. The act of entering a ship, whether with a hostile or a friendly purpose.

Definition of Boarding

1. Verb. (present participle of board) ¹

2. Noun. the act of people getting aboard a ship or aircraft; embarkation ¹

3. Noun. the act of a sailor or boarding party attacking an enemy ship ¹

4. Noun. a structure made of boards ¹

5. Noun. riding a skateboard ¹

6. Noun. (ice hockey) a penalty called for pushing into the boards ¹

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Definition of Boarding

1. a surface of wooden boards [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boarding

board room
board rooms
board rule
board shorts
board up
boarded up
boarding (current term)
boarding card
boarding house
boarding houses
boarding parties
boarding party
boarding school
boarding schools
boarding up
boardinghouse reach

Literary usage of Boarding

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1909)
"Moreover, the married teachers cannot all live in the boarding houses with ... For one of the most important concerns of boarding school management is the ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"There are also in the diocese 11 ecclesiastical boarding schools for poor ... Priests also act as instructors in the private boarding- schools at Ehingen, ..."

3. The Immigration Problem by William Jett Lauck, Jeremiah Whipple Jenks (1911)
""THE boarding-BOSS SYSTEM" Mention has already been made of the preponderance among industrial workers of recent immigration of single men or, ..."

4. A Documentary History of American Industrial Society by American Bureau of Industrial Research, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Eugene Allen Gilmore (1910)
"REGULATIONS FOR THE boarding-HOUSES of the Hamilton Manufacturing Company. ... The keepers of the boarding-houses must give an account of the number, ..."

5. The Learned Lady in England, 1650-1760 by Myra Reynolds (1920)
"It is apparent that there were boarding-schools for girls from five to sixteen, and that these schools rapidly increased in number, but of the scope and ..."

6. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by Conference of Charities and Correction (U.S.), National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, National Conference of Social Work (U.S.) (1894)
"In the Children's Aid Society of Pennsylvania we have tried all methods, and have adopted what, for want of a better term, we call the "boarding system. ..."

7. Hawthorne and His Circle by Julian Hawthorne (1903)
"IT was observed a little way back that English boarding-houses were much like other boarding- houses in the civilized world. ..."

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