Lodging vs. Boarding

By Jaxson

  • Lodging

    Lodging refers to the renting of a short-term dwelling. People who travel and stay away from home for more than a day need lodging for sleep, rest, food, safety, shelter from cold temperatures or rain, storage of luggage and access to common household functions. Lodging is a form of the access economy.

    Lodging is done in a hotel, motel, hostel, inn or hostal, a private home (commercial, i.e. a bed and breakfast, a guest house, a vacation rental, or non-commercially, with members of hospitality services or in the home of friends), in a tent, caravan/campervan (often on a campsite). Lodgings may be self-catering, whereby no food is provided, but cooking facilities are available.

    Lodging is offered by an owner of real property or a leasehold estate, including the hotel industry, hospitality industry, real estate investment trusts, and owner-occupancy houses.

    Lodging can be facilitated by an intermediary such as a travel website.

    Airbnb is the largest facilitator of lodging.

  • Lodging (noun)

    A place to live or lodge.

  • Lodging (noun)

    Sleeping accommodation.

  • Lodging (noun)

    Furnished rooms in a house rented as accommodation.

  • Lodging (noun)

    The condition of a plant, especially a cereal, that has been flattened in the field or damaged so that it cannot stand upright, as by weather conditions or because the stem is not strong enough to support the plant.

  • Lodging (verb)

    present participle of lodge

  • Boarding (verb)

    present participle of board

  • Boarding (noun)

    the act of people getting aboard a ship or aircraft; embarkation

  • Boarding (noun)

    the act of a sailor or boarding party attacking an enemy ship by boarding it

  • Boarding (noun)

    a structure made of boards

  • Boarding (noun)

    riding a skateboard

  • Boarding (noun)

    a penalty called for pushing into the boards

  • Lodging (noun)

    temporary accommodation

    “a fee for board and lodging”

  • Lodging (noun)

    a room or rooms rented out to someone, usually in the same residence as the owner

    “he was looking for lodgings and a job”

Oxford Dictionary

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