Definition of boarding school noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


boarding school

BrE BrE//ˈbɔːdɪŋ skuːl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔːrdɪŋ skuːl//
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a school where children can live during the school year compare day school More Like This Compound nouns with –ing forms airing cupboard, answering machine, asking price, baking powder, betting shop, boarding school, booking office, bowling alley, breathing space, breeding ground, changing room, clotting factor, cutting room, draining board, drinking water, eating apple, housing estate, icing sugar, living room, meeting place, nursing home, punching bag, racing car, sleeping pill, starting point, tuning fork, waiting room, working partySee worksheet. See related entries: Teaching and learning
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