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Definitions of board

  1.   lodge and take meals ( at)
  2.   a committee having supervisory powers; " the board has seven members"
  3.   a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose; " he nailed boards across the windows"
  4.   A broad and thin strip of timber: a table to put food on: food: a table round which persons meet for some kind of business: any council or authorized body of men, as a school board: the deck of a ship. - ON BOARD, in U. S., same as ABROAD.
  5.   To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation; as, he boards at the hotel.
  6.   get on board of ( trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)
  7.   To receive food or take meals.
  8.   To cover with flat pieces of wood; to enter a ship by force; to furnish with food and lodging for a price.
  9.   The stage in a theater; as, to go upon the boards, to enter upon the theatrical profession.
  10.   A table at which a council or court is held. Hence: A council, convened for business, or any authorized assembly or meeting, public or private; a number of persons appointed or elected to sit in council for the management or direction of some public or private business or trust; as, the Board of Admiralty; a board of trade; a board of directors, trustees, commissioners, etc.
  11.   electrical device consisting of an insulated panel containing switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices; " he checked the instrument panel"; " suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree"
  12.   Pasteboard; a book- cover.
  13.   A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, - used for building, etc.
  14.   To come alongside or go on board of ( a ship, etc.).
  15.   A table to put food upon.
  16.   To cover with flat timbers; furnish with food, or food and lodging, in return for money; to cause to be lodged and fed, as a horse at a stable; go on ( a ship) or enter ( a train).
  17.   To place at board, for compensation; as, to board one's horse at a livery stable.
  18.   To furnish or be supplied with meals for pay.
  19.   A slab, or flat piece of wood sawn from a log; a table; food or diet; a council, or meeting of managers convened for business; the deck of a ship.
  20.   a flat portable surface ( usually rectangular) designed for board games; " he got out the board and set up the pieces"
  21.   To furnish with regular meals, or with meals and lodgings, for compensation; to supply with daily meals.
  22.   a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
  23.   To enter, as a railway car.
  24.   The stage; the deck of a ship the interior part of a ship or boat; the line over which a ship runs between tack and tack.
  25.   A piece of timber sawed thin, and much broader and longer than it is thick; a table for food; provision of meals, usually given for pay; entertainment, in the sense of food and shelter; a number of persons elected to the management of some public or private office or trust; a thin, usually folding, square on which a game is played; as, a checkerboard; pasteboard; one of the two stiff covers of a book; the side of a ship; as, overboard.
  26.   The border or side of anything.
  27.   To cover with boards: to supply with food at fixed terms: to enter a ship: to attack.
  28.   A thin and broad flat piece of wood.
  29.   live and take one's meals at or in; " she rooms in an old boarding house"
  30.   food or meals in general; " she sets a fine table"; " room and board"
  31.   To go on board of, or enter, as a ship, whether in a hostile or a friendly way.
  32.   To cover with boards; to supply with food regularly; to enter a ship.
  33.   A piece of timber sawn thin, of considerable length and breadth: a table for food; food served at table; a table at which a council or court sits; a number of persons who have the management of some public trust; a table or frame for a game, as a chess- board; pasteboard; cover of a book.
  34.   To be furnished with board. By the board, close to the deck: completely.
  35.   A table, or the food served; meals furnished for pay.
  36.   To enclose with boards.
  37.   To approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo.
  38.   The stage of a theater.
  39.   The side of a ship.
  40.   The deck of a vessel; as, on board.
  41.   live and take one's meals ( in a certain place)
  42.   a board on which information can be displayed to public view
  43.   a table at which meals are served; " he helped her clear the dining table"; " a feast was spread upon the board"
  44.   To cover with boards; to enter a ship by force; to accost; to furnish with board; to place as a boarder.
  45.   An official body.
  46.   A broad thin piece of timber; a table; a council; food; the deck of a ship.
  47.   Hence: What is served on a table as food; stated meals; provision; entertainment; - usually as furnished for pay; as, to work for one's board; the price of board.
  48.   a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
  49.   A square or oblong piece of thin wood or other material used for some special purpose, as, a molding board; a board or surface painted or arranged for a game; as, a chessboard; a backgammon board.
  50.   The stretch which a ship makes in one tack.
  51.   To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house.
  52.   To be supplied with meals, or obtain food and lodging, at a fixed charge.
  53.   provide food and lodging ( for); " The old lady is boarding three men"
  54.   Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards.

Quotes of board

  1. After the departure of the land parties, I embarked with six men on thursday, the 21st april, on board my newly made boat and began the descent of the river. – William Henry Ashley
  2. Especially in local elections, because hardly anybody pays attention to those- but it's really important who's mayor and who's on the city council, county commissioners, sheriffs, district attorney, and of course the school board – Jello Biafra
  3. I was on the San Diego school board for 4 years, where I watched children successfully matriculate into elementary schools from Head Start programs from all around our city. – Bob Filner
  4. Two studies from the year 2000, however, indicate that Catholics give lower ratings to their clergy's ministerial activities across the board than do Protestants. – Andrew Greeley
  5. If you're going to play at all, you're out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose. – Derek Jeter
  6. Let me be very honest and just say that if any airline would let me take the violin and the laptop on board I would fly that airline all the time. – Lara St. John
  7. But the best thing Washington can do for education is realize that our role is limited. Washington must keep its promises, but let those who know our childrens' names- parents, teachers and school board members- make education decisions. – Mark Kennedy
  8. I buy records from all across the board I get kind of a hybrid of influences in my own music. – Jason Mraz
  9. Even with only two people on board where maintenance is a large piece of our working day, we still have time to do scientific research. We have to be ready to support those Shuttle visits in a lot of different ways. – John L. Phillips
  10. I think we did a pretty good role, linking, being a sounding board really and a driving force, especially from the bottom up. I think that part of this is bottom up as well as top down. – Richard Rogers
  11. Who knows who will be on board A couple of spies, for sure. At least one grand duke; a few beautiful woman, no doubt very rich and very troubled. Anything can happen and usually does on the Orient Express. – Morley Safer
  12. It's the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they're gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it's my turn to leave. – Tupac Shakur
  13. I have to admit, in January and February I was in an absolute fuzz. I had no one on board It wasn't that I didn't know what I was doing, but we didn't have all the pieces put together. – Donna Shalala
  14. I am on the board of corporations who contribute both to environmental problems and their solutions. And I am on the NGO side: the Earth Council and other organizations. – Maurice Strong

Usage examples for board

  1. The poor fellow was not even allowed to say good- bye to his people, but was sent on board – A start in life by C. F. Dowsett
  2. “ Mr. Carlyle rose and looked on the side- board – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  3. It was quite a different town from the one which we had heard of on board ship. ” – Letters from France by C. E. W. Bean
  4. Was there anybody on board – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  5. Come right on board – The Bobbsey Twins on the Deep Blue Sea by Laura Lee Hope
  6. “ Is he on board – Ahead of the Army by W. O. Stoddard
  7. Then I went straight on board – 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad
  8. All were on board except the Carpentier couple. ” – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  9. “ I answered-" Don't you see people moving about on board – The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli
  10. You must then go home and see to it yourself that Neal gets safe on board – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  11. We cannot even get on board – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  12. He'll put you on board – Command by William McFee
  13. They dragged the boy on board – The Blue Envelope by Roy J. Snell
  14. “ Brander, as was his duty, came down last; he sat at the foot of the board – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  15. “ Mr. Fix, continued Passe- partout, I am delighted to find you on board – Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  16. We can go on board now, can't we, Dad? ” – Lucile Triumphant by Elizabeth M. Duffield
  17. In one, the power is in a single board – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  18. “ " Very curious, very curious indeed," thought Passe- partout, as he returned on board – Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  19. The man must be on board but he must wait until Andrew came up. ” – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  20. But how do you know Tung- yu was on board – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume

Idioms for board