Meaning of “board and lodging” in the English Dictionary


"board and lodging" in English

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board and lodgingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌbɔːd ən ˈlɒdʒ.ɪŋ/ us /ˌbɔːrd ən ˈlɑː.dʒɪŋ/ UK UK also bed and board, US room and board

Examples from literature

  • Board and lodging and thirty pounds a year. 
  • Couriers do not have to pay any board and lodging. 
  • My salary was fifty pounds per annum, with board and lodging. 
  • The wage is small but board and lodging, such as the latter is, are furnished. 
  • They are paid every Saturday, like regular laborers, and out of the money they earn, they pay for their board and lodging through the week. 

(Definition of “board and lodging” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)