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Definition of "boarding" []

  • A structure of boards, such as a floor or fence (noun)
  • Timber boards collectively (noun)
  • The act of embarking on an aircraft, train, ship, etc (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A process used in tanning to accentuate the natural grain of hides, in which the surface of a softened leather is lightly creased by folding grain to grain and the fold is worked to and fro across the leather (noun)
  • Present participle of board. (verb)

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  • The act of people getting aboard a ship or aircraft; embarkation (noun)
  • The act of a sailor or boarding party attacking an enemy ship (noun)
  • A structure made of boards (noun)
  • Riding a skateboard (noun)

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Use "boarding" in a sentence
  • "Synonymous in many people's minds with the term "boarding school," this bastion of Britishness, founded in 1440, remains a school for boys, unlike many former single-sex schools."
  • "He recalls being awakened each morning at about eight in boarding school with a breakfast of a sweet roll and a cup of steaming hot chocolate, served in bed, whose caffeine content propelled him toward the next meal, brunch, served at about ten."
  • "And I made myself many kinds of spectators, from crabbed old maids and lean pantaloons to girls in boarding school and Greek boys of thousands of years ago."