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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boarding house, boardinghouse(noun)

    a private house that provides accommodations and meals for paying guests

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  1. boarding house(Noun)

    A private house in which paying residents are provided with accomodation and meals.

  2. boarding house(Noun)

    A boarding school building where boarders live during term time.

Freebase

  1. Boarding house

    A boarding house is a house in which lodgers rent one or more rooms for one or more nights, and sometimes for extended periods of weeks, months, and years. The common parts of the house are maintained, and some services, such as laundry and cleaning, may be supplied. They normally provide "bed and board", that is, at least some meals as well as accommodation. A "lodging house", also known in the United States as a "rooming house", may or may not offer meals. Lodgers legally only obtain a licence to use their rooms, and not exclusive possession, so the landlord retains the right of access.

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