Definition of Board
1. Noun. A committee having supervisory powers. "The board has seven members"
Generic synonyms: Commission, Committee
Member holonyms: Director, Board Member
2. Verb. Get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.).
Specialized synonyms: Embark, Ship, Entrain, Catch
Generic synonyms: Come In, Enter, Get In, Get Into, Go In, Go Into, Move Into
Derivative terms: Boarder
Antonyms: Get Off
3. Noun. A stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes.
Specialized synonyms: Matchboard, Skid, Strake, Wale, Chipboard, Hardboard, Deal
Generic synonyms: Lumber, Timber
Terms within: Knot, Knothole
Derivative terms: Plank, Plank
4. Verb. Live and take one's meals at or in. "She rooms in an old boarding house"
Generic synonyms: Dwell, Inhabit, Live, Populate
Derivative terms: Boarder, Room, Roomer
5. Noun. A flat piece of material designed for a special purpose. "He nailed boards across the windows"
Generic synonyms: Flat Solid, Sheet
6. Verb. Lodge and take meals (at).
Generic synonyms: Habituate, Use
Derivative terms: Boarder, Boarder
7. Noun. Food or meals in general. "Room and board"
8. Verb. Provide food and lodging (for). "The old lady is boarding three men"
Entails: Feed, Give
Generic synonyms: Cater, Ply, Provide, Supply
9. Noun. A vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view.
Specialized synonyms: Big Board
Generic synonyms: Display, Video Display
10. Noun. A table at which meals are served. "A feast was spread upon the board"
Specialized synonyms: Dining-room Table, Dinner Table, High Table, Refectory Table, Triclinium
Generic synonyms: Table
11. Noun. Electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices. "Suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree"
Specialized synonyms: Dashboard, Fascia
Generic synonyms: Electrical Device
Terms within: Idiot Light
12. Noun. A printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities.
Specialized synonyms: Cpu Board, Mother Board, Pc Board
Generic synonyms: Printed Circuit
13. Noun. A flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games. "He got out the board and set up the pieces"
Specialized synonyms: Backgammon Board, Checker Board, Checkerboard, Cribbage Board, Dart Board, Dartboard, Go Board, Monopoly Board, Ouija, Ouija Board, Pegboard, Punchboard
Generic synonyms: Surface
Definition of Board
1. n. A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, -- used for building, etc.
2. v. t. To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house.
3. v. i. To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation; as, he boards at the hotel.
4. v. t. To approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo.
Definition of Board
1. Noun. A relatively long, wide and thin piece of sawn wood or similar material, usually intended for use in construction. ¹
2. Noun. A device (e.g., switchboard) containing electrical switches and other controls and designed to control lights, sound, telephone connections, etc. ¹
3. Noun. Short for blackboard, whiteboard, chessboard, surfboard, etc. ¹
4. Noun. A committee that manages the business of an organization, e.g., a ''board of directors''. ¹
5. Noun. Regular meals or the amount paid for them in a place of lodging. ¹
6. Noun. (nautical) The side of a ship. ¹
7. Noun. (nautical) The distance a sailing vessel runs between tacks when working to windward ¹
8. Noun. (basketball slang) A rebound. ¹
9. Noun. (ice hockey) The wall that surrounds an ice hockey rink, often in plural. ¹
10. Noun. (archaic) A long, narrow table, like that used in a medieval dining hall. ¹
11. Verb. (transitive) To step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship, aircraft, train or other conveyance. ¹
12. Verb. (transitive) To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money. ¹
13. Verb. (transitive) To receive meals and lodging in exchange for money. ¹
14. Verb. (transitive) (nautical) To capture an enemy ship by going alongside and grappling her, then invading her with a boarding party ¹
15. Verb. (intransitive) To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation ¹
16. Verb. (transitive now rare) To approach (someone); to make advances to, accost. ¹
17. Verb. To hit (someone) with a wooden board. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Board
1. to take meals for a fixed price [v -ED, -ING, -S]
Medical Definition of Board
1. A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, used for building, etc.
When sawed thick, as over one and a half or two inches, it is usually called a plank.
2. A table to put food upon.
The term board answers to the modern table, but it was often movable, and placed on trestles. "Fruit of all kinds . . . She gathers, tribute large, and on the board Heaps with unsparing hand." (Milton)
3. 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.
4. A table at which a council or court is held. Hence: A council, convened for business, or any authorised 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. "Both better acquainted with affairs than any other who sat then at that board." (Clarendon) "We may judge from their letters to the board." (Porteus)
5. 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.
6. Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards.
7. The stage in a theater; as, to go upon the boards, to enter upon the theatrical profession.
8. [In this use originally perh. A different word meaning border, margin; cf. D. Boord, G. Bord, shipboard, and G. Borte trimming; also F. Bord (fr. G) the side of a ship. Cf. Border] The border or side of anything.
The side of a ship. "Now board to board the rival vessels row." . See On board, below.
The stretch which a ship makes in one tack.
Board is much used adjectively or as the last part of a compound; as, fir board, clapboard, floor board, shipboard, sideboard, ironing board, chessboard, cardboard, pasteboard, seaboard; board measure. The American Board, a shortened form of "The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions" (the foreign missionary society of the American Congregational churches). Bed and board. See Bed.
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Literary usage of Board
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1. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"For each of these agencies, namely, the Federal board, the State boards, and the local ... Upon the Federal board the duty is imposed by the National act of ..."
2. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1902)
"Boston Metropolitan Water and Sewerage board. 1 bound vol. ... Iowa board of RR Commrs. 4 bound vol. Iowa Executive Counsel. 14 pam. ..."
3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"THE president of the British board of education has appointed the Right lion. ... Dr. Angell's communication to the board of regents was as follows: To the ..."