- a person, especially a lodger, who is supplied with regular meals.
- a member of a boarding party.
- British a pupil who lives at school during term time
- US a child who lives away from its parents and is cared for by a person or organization receiving payment
- another word for lodger
- a person who boards a ship, esp one who forces his way aboard in an attackstand by to repel boarders
- informal a person who takes part in sailboarding or snowboarding
1520s, “one who has food and/or lodging at the house of another,” agent noun from board (v.), in this sense from board (n.1) in the “food” sense; meaning “one who boards (an enemy’s) ships” is from 1769, from a verbal sense derived from board (n.2).