Definition of boarder noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbɔːdə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔːrdər//
    (especially British English) Renting a home
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  1. 1a child who lives at school and goes home for the holidays boarders and day pupils
  2. 2a person who pays money to live in a room in somebody else’s house synonym lodger After her father’s death, her mother took in boarders to bring in extra money. See related entries: Renting a home
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: boarder