Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of boarding house.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a private house that provides accommodations and meals for paying guests.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a private house that provides accommodations and meals for paying guests

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Examples

  • He tries to phone Suryeon, but the nearest phone to the boardinghouse is at the Wu house and Jongsuk is intercepting the calls.

    K-Drama 'Landscape in My Heart' week 2

  • Sometimes he called the boardinghouse and asked Mrs. O’Toole if he could speak with Theodora.

    Middlesex

  • Impossible, also, to imagine him calling the boardinghouse again and again until finally Mrs. O’Toole said, “Listen, sugar.

    Middlesex

  • She goes to a boardinghouse, which is run by an Irish landlady.

    In 'Brooklyn,' Love Is Lost Over The Atlantic

  • The bedroom at the top of the boardinghouse was a loft with two windows that looked up to the sky.

    Soul

  • The boardinghouse will be the fourth door on your left.

    Into the Thinking Kingdoms

  • Though I had returned to college and was again living next door on East Lawn, I was not now a regular guest at her table as I had been previously; yet I cannot recall the boardinghouse where I got my meals.

    In the days of my youth when I was a student in the University of Virginia, 1888-1893.

  • I found a cheap room in a kind of boardinghouse and stayed the night.

    Middlesex

  • There were four such flats in each building, and each of the four was a "boardinghouse" for the occupancy of foreigners -- Lithuanians, Poles, Slovaks, or

    The Jungle

  • There were four such flats in each building, and each of the four was a "boardinghouse" for the occupancy of foreigners -- Lithuanians, Poles, Slovaks, or Bohemians.

    The Jungle

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