boarding boarding  /ˈbɔr dɪŋ/


  1. (n) the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft
  2. (n) a structure of boards



  1. The storied boarding schools of the East are as well-mannered, wealthy and academically rigorous as they ever were.
  2. It's a scene common in boarding schools, but these youngsters--98% African American, 79% from low-income homes aren't your typical preppies.
  3. One day Vandana, having returned from a boarding school to her home in the Himalayan foothill town of Dehra Dun, demanded a nylon dress, the fashion adopted by her rich friends.


  1. Britain to airlines: Don't let Edward Snowden fly to U.K.

    AP: London warns carriers in travel alert to bar NSA leaker from boarding because he's highly likely to be kept out of Britain
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CBS News

  2. VCA Animal Hospitals Offers Free Boarding for Pets Affected by Colorado Wildfires

    VCA Animal Hospitals announced that select VCA hospitals in Colorado are offering free boarding assistance for small animals, including dogs, cats, birds and pocket pets, whose families have lost their homes or are among those evacuated due to the devastating wildfires.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Paddle Boarding Growing In Popularity Across Minnesota

    We love to boat and fish, but a slightly different sport is quickly gaining popularity across the state. Paddle Boarding, where one stands on a board and paddles their way across water, is quickly becoming one of the favorite activities for lake enthusiasts.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: CBS Minnesota


  1. "For the moment, we have stopped boarding operations. Coalition operations continue under UK command," said Admiral Jonathon Band, head of the Royal Navy.
    on Apr 6, 2007 By: Jonathon Band Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I know some have argued that brutal methods like water-boarding were necessary to keep us safe," Obama said at one point. "I could not disagree more."
    on May 21, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: U.S. News & World Report

  3. "Getting this information in advance enables our frontline personnel to determine whether a visa-free traveler presents a threat, before boarding an aircraft or arriving on our shores," Chertoff said in a statement.
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Michael Chertoff Source: Reuters India

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