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“boarding school” in English

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boarding schoolnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɔː.dɪŋ ˌskuːl/ us /ˈbɔːr.dɪŋ ˌskuːl/

Examples from literature

  • A girl's boarding school obtained a free afternoon to enjoy the spectacle. 
  • Here also are several flourishing military boarding schools and a seminary for girls. 
  • In all boarding schools there is a room near the Infirmary, where they keep the medicines. 
  • Mr. Edwards concluded that at a boarding school Steve would be under a stricter discipline and would profit by it. 
  • She had an idea that Yale was a sort of higher-grade boarding school, it seemed. 

(Definition of “boarding school” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“boarding school” in American English

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boarding schoolnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbɔr·dɪŋ ˌskul, ˈboʊr-/

a school equipped with rooms where its students live instead of living in their own homes

(Definition of “boarding school” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)