Board meaning

bôrd
To board is to get on a plane or other transportation vehicle or to provide with a place to live and meals.

An example of board is to get on a plane or train.

An example of board is to run a kennel where dogs can stay when their owners are out of town.

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To cover or close with boards.

Board up a broken window.

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To force (an opposing hockey player) into the boards with a body check.
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To approach.
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To receive meals or food and lodging as a paying customer.
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To use a snowboard, skateboard, surfboard, or similar item.
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A long, broad, flat piece of sawed wood ready for use; thin plank.
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A flat piece of wood or similar material, often rectangular, for some special use.

A checkerboard, bulletin board, ironing board, diving board.

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A group of persons who manage or control a business, school system, etc.; council.

A board of trade, a board of education.

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The side of a ship.

Overboard.

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A rim, border, or coast.
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The wooden or fiberglass wall surrounding the rink.
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The distance covered in one tack when sailing into the wind.
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To cover or close (up) with boards.
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To provide with meals, or room and meals, regularly for pay.
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A long flat slab of sawed lumber; a plank.
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The definition of a board is a long, thin piece of wood or a location where notices can be written or posted.

An example of board is a piece of wood.

An example of board is something hung on a wall where a teacher can write notes or hang papers.

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A flat piece of rigid material designed to display information, especially:
  • A blackboard.
  • A bulletin board.
  • A scoreboard.
  • A toteboard.
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A flat, rigid piece of material on which a game is played, such as a checkerboard or chessboard.
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A rebound.
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A council table.
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To come alongside (a ship), esp. with hostile purpose.
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To come over the rail and onto the deck of (a ship)
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To get on (a train, bus, airplane, etc.)
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To receive meals, or room and meals, regularly for pay.
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To get on a train, bus, airplane, etc.
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A relatively long, wide and thin piece of any material, usually wood or similar, often for use in construction or furniture-making.
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A device (e.g., switchboard) containing electrical switches and other controls and designed to control lights, sound, telephone connections, etc.
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A flat surface with markings for playing a board game.

Each player starts the game with four counters on the board.

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A committee that manages the business of an organization, e.g., a board of directors.

We have to wait to hear back from the board.

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(uncountable) Regular meals or the amount paid for them in a place of lodging.

Room and board.

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(nautical) The side of a ship.
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(nautical) The distance a sailing vessel runs between tacks when working to windward.
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(ice hockey) The wall that surrounds an ice hockey rink, often in plural.
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(archaic) A long, narrow table, like that used in a medieval dining hall.
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Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, etc.; pasteboard.

To bind a book in boards.

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To step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship, aircraft, train or other conveyance.

It is time to board the aircraft.

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To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money.

To board one's horse at a livery stable.

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To receive meals and lodging in exchange for money.
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(nautical) To capture an enemy ship by going alongside and grappling her, then invading her with a boarding party.
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(intransitive) To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation.
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(now rare) To approach (someone); to make advances to, accost.
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To cover with boards or boarding.

To board a house.

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To hit (someone) with a wooden board.
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(basketball, informal) A rebound.
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A border or edge.
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To house (a person) where board is supplied.
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across the board
  • So as to affect or include all people, classes, or categories:.
    Raised taxes across the board.
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on board
  • Aboard.
  • Ready to participate or be included; amenable:.
    The entire class was on board for the excursion to the park.
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across the board
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go by the board
  • To fall or be swept overboard.
  • To be gotten rid of, lost, ruined, etc.
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on board
  • On, in, or into a ship.
  • On, in, or into an aircraft, bus, etc.
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the boards
  • The stage (of a theater).
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Origin of board

  • Middle English bord from Old English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English bord, Old English bord (“board”), from Proto-Germanic *burdą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrdʰ (“board”), from *bʰerdʰ (“to cut”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Wiktionary