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Definitions of board

  1. To be furnished with board. By the board, close to the deck: completely. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To enclose with boards. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To furnish or be supplied with meals for pay. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To come alongside or go on board of (a ship, etc.). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo. Webster Dictionary DB
  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). The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To cover with boards; to supply with food regularly; to enter a ship. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation; as, he boards at the hotel. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To be supplied with meals, or obtain food and lodging, at a fixed charge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To receive food or take meals. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. lodge and take meals (at) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. To cover with boards; to enter a ship by force; to accost; to furnish with board; to place as a boarder. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To cover with flat pieces of wood; to enter a ship by force; to furnish with food and lodging for a price. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. The stage of a theater. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games; "he got out the board and set up the pieces" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. a table at which meals are served; "he helped her clear the dining table"; "a feast was spread upon the board" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. a board on which information can be displayed to public view Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. a committee having supervisory powers; "the board has seven members" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. provide food and lodging (for); "The old lady is boarding three men" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. live and take one's meals at or in; "she rooms in an old boarding house" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. A table to put food upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. The stage in a theater; as, to go upon the boards, to enter upon the theatrical profession. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. The border or side of anything. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. The side of a ship. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. The stretch which a ship makes in one tack. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To go on board of, or enter, as a ship, whether in a hostile or a friendly way. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To enter, as a railway car. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To furnish with regular meals, or with meals and lodgings, for compensation; to supply with daily meals. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. To place at board, for compensation; as, to board one's horse at a livery stable. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, - used for building, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  42. A broad thin piece of timber; a table; a council; food; the deck of a ship. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  43. A thin and broad flat piece of wood. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. A table, or the food served; meals furnished for pay. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. An official body. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. Pasteboard; a book-cover. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. The deck of a vessel; as, on board. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for board

  1. Brander, as was his duty, came down last; he sat at the foot of the board – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  2. They dragged the boy on board – The Blue Envelope by Roy J. Snell
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