AskDefine | Define boarder

Dictionary Definition



1 a tenant in someone's house [syn: lodger, roomer]
2 someone who forces their way aboard ship; "stand by to repel boarders"
3 a pupil who lives at school during term time

User Contributed Dictionary





  1. Someone who pays for meals and lodging in a house rather than a hotel.
    When I left for college, my parents took on a boarder in my old room to help defray expenses.
  2. A pupil who lives at school during term time.
    The student body consisted primarily of boarders, except for a few children belonging to the school staff.
  3. A sailor attacking an enemy ship by boarding her, or one repelling such attempts by an enemy.
    The captain shouted at the crew to grab arms and repel boarders.

Extensive Definition

A boarder may be a person who:
See also: board, border.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Brillat-Savarin, Lucullus, board-and-roomer, bon vivant, cannibal, carnivore, connoisseur of food, consumer, diner, diner-out, eater, eater-out, epicure, feeder, flesh-eater, fruitarian, gastronome, glutton, gourmand, gourmet, grain-eater, graminivore, granivore, herbivore, high liver, hungry mouth, lactovegetarian, lessee, lodger, luncher, man-eater, meat-eater, mouth, omnivore, omophagist, pantophagist, paying guest, phytophage, picnicker, plant-eater, predacean, renter, roomer, tenant, transient, transient guest, trencherman, underlessee, vegetarian
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