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Definitions of board

  1. live and take one's meals ( in a certain place)
  2. a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose; " he nailed boards across the windows"
  3. a flat portable surface ( usually rectangular) designed for board games; " he got out the board and set up the pieces"
  4. a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
  5. 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"
  6. a table at which meals are served; " he helped her clear the dining table"; " a feast was spread upon the board"
  7. a board on which information can be displayed to public view
  8. food or meals in general; " she sets a fine table"; " room and board"
  9. a committee having supervisory powers; " the board has seven members"
  10. a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
  11. lodge and take meals ( at)
  12. get on board of ( trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)
  13. provide food and lodging ( for); " The old lady is boarding three men"
  14. live and take one's meals at or in; " she rooms in an old boarding house"
  15. A table to put food upon.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards.
  19. The stage in a theater; as, to go upon the boards, to enter upon the theatrical profession.
  20. The border or side of anything.
  21. The side of a ship.
  22. The stretch which a ship makes in one tack.
  23. To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house.
  24. To go on board of, or enter, as a ship, whether in a hostile or a friendly way.
  25. To enter, as a railway car.
  26. To furnish with regular meals, or with meals and lodgings, for compensation; to supply with daily meals.
  27. To place at board, for compensation; as, to board one's horse at a livery stable.
  28. To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation; as, he boards at the hotel.
  29. To approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo.
  30. A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, - used for building, etc.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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).
  34. To be supplied with meals, or obtain food and lodging, at a fixed charge.
  35. 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.
  36. To cover with boards: to supply with food at fixed terms: to enter a ship: to attack.
  37. To receive food or take meals.
  38. A broad thin piece of timber; a table; a council; food; the deck of a ship.
  39. To cover with boards; to supply with food regularly; to enter a ship.
  40. To enclose with boards.
  41. To furnish or be supplied with meals for pay.
  42. To come alongside or go on board of ( a ship, etc.).
  43. A thin and broad flat piece of wood.
  44. A table, or the food served; meals furnished for pay.
  45. An official body.
  46. The stage of a theater.
  47. Pasteboard; a book- cover.
  48. The deck of a vessel; as, on board.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. To cover with boards; to enter a ship by force; to accost; to furnish with board; to place as a boarder.
  52. To be furnished with board. By the board, close to the deck: completely.
  53. 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.
  54. To cover with flat pieces of wood; to enter a ship by force; to furnish with food and lodging for a price.
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Usage examples for board

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