board
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bord piece of sawed lumber, border, ship's side, from Old English; akin to Old High German bort ship's side Date: before 12th century 1. obsolete border, edge 2. the side of a ship 3. a. a piece of sawed lumber of little thickness and a length greatly exceeding its width b. plural stage 2a(2) c. plural skis 4. a. archaic table 3a b. a table spread with a meal c. daily meals especially when furnished for pay d. a table at which a council or magistrates sit e. (1) a group of persons having managerial, supervisory, investigatory, or advisory powers <
board of directors
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<
board of examiners
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(2) an examination given by an examining board — often used in plural <
pass the medical boards
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f. league, association g. (1) the exposed hands of all the players in a stud poker game (2) an exposed dummy hand in bridge 5. a. a flat usually rectangular piece of material (as wood) designed for a special purpose: as (1) springboard 1 (2) surfboard b. backboard 1; also a rebound in basketball c. a surface, frame, or device for posting notices d. blackboard e. switchboard 6. a. cardboard b. the stiff foundation piece for the side of a book cover 7. a securities or commodities exchange 8. plural the low wooden wall enclosing a hockey rink 9. a sheet of insulating material carrying circuit elements and terminals so that it can be inserted in an electronic apparatus (as a computer) 10. bulletin board 2 • boardlike adjective II. verb Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. archaic to come up against or alongside (a ship) usually to attack 2. accost, address 3. a. to go aboard (as a ship, train, airplane, or bus) b. to put aboard <
an airliner boarding passengers
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4. to cover or seal off with boards <
board up a window
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<
board up a house
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5. to provide with regular meals and often also lodging usually for compensation 6. to check (a player) into the boards in hockey intransitive verb to receive meals or lodging; specifically to live at a boarding school

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Board — (b[=o]rd), n. [OE. bord, AS. bord board, shipboard; akin to bred plank, Icel. bor[eth] board, side of a ship, Goth. f[=o]tu baurd footstool, D. bord board, G. brett, bort. See def. 8. [root]92.] 1. A piece of timber sawed thin, and of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • board — n often cap 1 a: a group of individuals having managerial, supervisory, investigatory, or advisory powers over a public or private business, trust, or other organization or institution Board of Regents Board of Bar Overseers …   Law dictionary

  • board — [bôrd] n. [ME & OE bord, a plank, flat surface (nautical senses via OFr bord, side of a ship < Frank * bord, akin to OE bord) < IE * bhr̥dho , board < * bheredh < base * bher , to cut] 1. a long, broad, flat piece of sawed wood ready… …   English World dictionary

  • Board — may refer to: *Board, a piece of lumber, or other rigid material made of wood, milled or sawn flat *Surfboard, skateboard, or snowboard (often made of fibreglass) *Board of directors or a similar governing or advisory committee *Mixing console,… …   Wikipedia

  • Board — Board, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boarded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Boarding}.] 1. To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house. The boarded hovel. Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. {Board} to accost, and see {Board}, n.] To go on board of, or enter,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • board — ► NOUN 1) a long, thin, flat piece of wood used in building. 2) a thin, flat, rectangular piece of stiff material used for various purposes. 3) the decision making body of an organization. 4) the provision of regular meals in return for payment.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Board — (von engl. board – Brett) steht für: Board Cards, die Gemeinschaftskarten in den Pokervarianten Texas Hold em und Omaha Hold em, die alle Spieler nutzen können Board of Directors, das Leitungs und Kontrollgremium eines Unternehmens im anglo… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • board — [n1] piece of wood lath, panel, plank, slat, strip, timber; concept 479 board [n2] meal daily bread*, eats*, fare, food, keep*, mess, provisions, victuals; concept 459 board [n3] group of advisers advisers, advisory group, brass, cabinet, com …   New thesaurus

  • Board — Board, v. t. [F. aborder. See {Abord}, v. t.] To approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I will board her, though she chide as loud As thunder when the clouds in autumn crack. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Board — (b[=o]rd), v. i. To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation; as, he boards at the hotel. [1913 Webster] We are several of us, gentlemen and ladies, who board in the same house. Spectator. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Board — 〈 [bɔ:(r)d] n.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s〉 1. 〈umg.; kurz für〉 Skateboard, Surf , Snowboard 2. 〈Sport; Squash〉 Playboard, die Fehlerzone an der Frontwand; Syn. Tin 3. 〈Wirtsch.〉 Führungsgremium, Aufsichtsrat einer Firma od. eines Konzerns, der über die… …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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