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Definitions of board

  1. live and take one's meals (in a certain place) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose; "he nailed boards across the windows" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games; "he got out the board and set up the pieces" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a table at which meals are served; "he helped her clear the dining table"; "a feast was spread upon the board" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a board on which information can be displayed to public view Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. food or meals in general; "she sets a fine table"; "room and board" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a committee having supervisory powers; "the board has seven members" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. lodge and take meals (at) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. provide food and lodging (for); "The old lady is boarding three men" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. live and take one's meals at or in; "she rooms in an old boarding house" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. A table to put food upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The stage in a theater; as, to go upon the boards, to enter upon the theatrical profession. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The border or side of anything. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. The side of a ship. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. The stretch which a ship makes in one tack. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To go on board of, or enter, as a ship, whether in a hostile or a friendly way. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To enter, as a railway car. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To furnish with regular meals, or with meals and lodgings, for compensation; to supply with daily meals. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To place at board, for compensation; as, to board one's horse at a livery stable. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation; as, he boards at the hotel. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, - used for building, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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). The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. 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.
  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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. To cover with boards: to supply with food at fixed terms: to enter a ship: to attack. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. To receive food or take meals. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. To enclose with boards. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. To furnish or be supplied with meals for pay. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. 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.
  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. The stage of a theater. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. Pasteboard; a book-cover. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. The deck of a vessel; as, on board. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  54. 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.
  55. A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, -- used for building, etc. mso.anu.edu.au
  56. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  57. A committee of persons organized under authority of law in order to exercise certain authorities, have oversight or control of certain matters, or discharge certain functions of a magisterial, representative, or fiduciary character. Thus, "board of aldermen," "board of health," "board of directors," "board of works." Also lodging, food, entertainment, furnished to a guest at an inn or boarding- house. thelawdictionary.org
  58. This word is used to designate all the magistrates of a city or borough, or all the managers or directors of any institution; as, the board of aldermen; the board of directors of the Bank of North America. The majority of the board have in general the power to perform the acts of the whole board, but sometimes they are restrained by their charters, and it requires a greater number to perform certain acts. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  59. 1. In-context synonym for bboard; sometimes used even forUsenet newsgroups.2. An electronic circuit board. foldoc_fs
  60. A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, used for building, etc. dictgcide_fs
  61. 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. dictgcide_fs
  62. A table at which a council or court is held. dictgcide_fs
  63. b[=o]rd, n. 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 authorised body of men, as a 'school-board:' the deck of a ship: (pl.) the stage: a kind of thick stiff paper, as in pasteboard, Bristol-board, esp. that used in the binding of books.--v.t. to cover with boards: to supply with food at fixed terms: to enter a ship: to attack.--v.i. to receive food or take meals.--ns. BOARD'ER, one who receives board (food): one who boards a ship; BOARD'ING, the act of covering with boards: the covering itself: act of boarding a ship; BOARD'ING-HOUSE, a house where boarders are kept; BOARD'ING-PIKE, a pike used in boarding a ship, or in defending it when attacked; BOARD'ING-SCHOOL, a school in which board is given as well as instruction; BOARD'-SCHOOL, a school under control of a school-board, as elected by the Elementary Education Act of 1870.--n.pl. BOARD'-W[=A]'GES, wages allowed to servants to keep themselves in food.--ABOVE BOARD, openly.--BY THE BOARD, over the board or side of a ship--hence, TO GO BY THE BOARD, to be lost or destroyed.--TO SWEEP THE BOARD, to take all the cards. [A.S. bord, a board, the side of a ship; Ice. borð, the side of a ship: conn. either with BEAR or with BROAD.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  64. 1. Long thin usu. narrow piece of sawn timber (strictly, over 4in. broad, under 2 1/2 thick); wooden slab (of one or more breadths of b. bare or covered with leather &c.) used for various purposes, as in games, for posting notices, &c.; (pl.) the stage (on the bb., employed as actor); thick stiff paper used in bookbinding (covered with paper, \'in bb.\', or cloth, \'cloth bb.\'), & for other purposes. 2. Table (only in spec. senses or contexts); above b., open (ly); sweep the b., take all the cards or stakes; table spread for meals (bed& b., conjugal relations; groaning b., plentiful meal); food served, daily meals provided at contract price or in return for services (b.-money, -wages, servant\'s pay in lieu of food; esp. b. & lodging); council-table, councilors, committee; b.-school, managed by b. according to Elementary Education Act of 1870. 3. Ship\'s side (only in spec. phrases, cf. overboard), go by the b., (of masts &c.) fall overb., on b. =Aboard (in various senses), usu. now on or into ship (orig. meaning within the sides, not on the deck), train, coach, &c. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  65. 1. (f. prec. =wood) cover with boards (b. up, close with bb.). 2. (f. prec. =table) provide (lodger or daily guest) with, receive, stated meals at fixed rate; b. with, be entertained for pay in the house of. 3. (f. prec. =ship\'s side) come alongside (usu. to attack); force one\'s way on b. (ship or abs.); embark on. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  66. B. of Agriculture, B. of Trade, B. of Education, Local Government B., government departments; Road B., for construction and improvement of roads. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  67. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth compared with the thickness;—a table to put food upon;—food; entertainment—usually for pay;—the table at which a court or council sits, or the members of it;—the managers of a public trust or work;—the line over which a ship runs between tack and tack;—a table or frame for a game;—paper made thick and stiff;—the stage in a theatre. Cabinet Dictionary
  68. A piece of wood of more length and breadth than thickness; a table; a table at which a council or court is held; a court of jurisdiction; the deck or floor of a ship. Complete Dictionary

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