Definitions of board

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