Board Definition

bôrd
boarded, boarding, boards
noun
boards
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 flat piece of material designed or equipped to be ridden as a sport, especially a snowboard, skateboard, or surfboard.
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A diving board.
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Pasteboard or stiff paper, often used for book covers.
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verb
boarded, boarding, boards
To cover or close (up) with boards.
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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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To house (a person) where board is supplied.
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To come over the rail and onto the deck of (a ship)
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idiom
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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Other Word Forms of Board

Noun

Singular:
board
Plural:
boards

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Board

Origin of Board

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English bord from Old English

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

  • From backboard

    From Wiktionary

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