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

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. 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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