room and board



Room and board is a phrase describing a situation in which, in exchange for money, labor or other considerations, a person is provided with a place to live as well as meals on a comprehensive basis. It commonly occurs as a fee at higher educational institutions, such as colleges and universities; it also occurs in hotel-style accommodation for short stays.


*''Room'' refers to a private bedroom provided, sometimes with a private ensuite bathroom. *''Board'' may refer to the food being provided, or alternatively, the table on which food is served. With a room and board arrangement, the renter has a private bedroom and shares the rest of the house with the person renting out the room. This is different from renting where the renter has private living areas, including a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Two commonly encountered boards are: * ''Half Board'', where the host provides only a breakfast and dinner meals. * ''Full Board'', where the host provides all three daily meals. Another option is: * '' Bed and breakfast'', literally, a place to sleep and where breakfast is provided.

See also

* Bistro, a type of informal French restaurant * Boarding house, a lodging establishment *
Boarding school A boarding school is a school where pupils live within premises while being given formal instruction. The word "boarding" is used in the sense of "room and board", i.e. lodging and meals. As they have existed for many centuries, and now exten ...
* Parlour boarder, an archaic term for a category of pupil at boarding school * Sideboard, an article of furniture from which food is served in a dining room


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* Hotel terminology Food and drink terminology {{Economics-stub