Definition of Boarding house

1. Noun. A private house that provides accommodations and meals for paying guests.

Exact synonyms: Boardinghouse
Specialized synonyms: Bed And Breakfast, Bed-and-breakfast
Generic synonyms: House

Definition of Boarding house

1. Noun. A private house in which paying residents are provided with accomodation and meals. ¹

2. Noun. A boarding school building where boarders live during term time. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boarding House

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Literary usage of Boarding house

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1. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"So, in that island A MODEL BOARDING-HOUSE. you get your board and washing free of charge—and if nature had gone further and furnished a nice American hotel ..."

2. Views of Society and Manners in America: In a Series of Letters from that by Frances Wright (1821)
"MY DEAR FRIEND, WE have removed from our former residence, to a more private boarding-house at the head of Broad-way ; a gay street that you will remember, ..."

3. The Atlantic Monthly by Making of America Project (1867)
"He dislikes and disbelieves in the boarding-house, and, ... If it is argued that the want of honor for the boarding-house in our Saxon tongue comes simply ..."

4. A Documentary History of American Industrial Society by American Bureau of Industrial Research, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Eugene Allen Gilmore (1910)
"seven] ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS (c) BOARDING-HOUSE RULES Handbook to Lowell (1848), p. 45, 46. REGULATIONS FOR THE BOARDING-HOUSES of the Hamilton ..."

5. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1890)
"He further remarked: "A boarding house is as well known and as ... 344, 347, in passing upon the question whether a person residing in a boarding house, ..."

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