Definitions for boardbɔrd, boʊrd
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word board
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a long rectangular piece of wood sawed thin.
Category: Building Trades
a flat slab of wood or other hard material for some specific purpose:
a cutting board; a diving board.
Category: Building Trades
a sheet of wood, cardboard, etc., often with markings, on which a game is played.
stiff cardboard or other material covered with paper, cloth, or the like to form the covers for a book.
composition material made in large sheets, as plasterboard or corkboard.
Category: Building Trades
a table, esp. to serve food on.
an official group of persons who direct or supervise some activity.
daily meals, esp. as provided for pay:
room and board.
the side of a ship. one tack of the course of a ship beating to windward.
a flat surface, as an object of rectangular shape, on which something is posted:
a bulletin board.
Ref: surfboard .
Usually, boards. Basketball. a backboard. a rebound.
boards, the stage of a theater. the wooden fence surrounding the playing area of an ice-hockey rink. a racing course made of wood, used esp. in track meets held indoors.
Category: Showbiz, Sport
a piece of fiberglass or other material upon which an array of computer chips is mounted.
Category: Computers, Electronics
Ref: circuit board (def. 1). 1
Category: Telegraphy and Telephony
(v.t.)to cover or close with boards (often fol. by up or over):
to board up a house.
to furnish with meals, or with meals and lodging, esp. for pay.
to go on board of (a ship, plane, etc.).
to allow on board:
to board passengers.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to come up alongside (a ship), as to attack or to go on board.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Obs. to approach; accost.
(v.i.)to take one's meals or receive food and lodging at a fixed price.
Idioms for board:
across the board, (of a bet) so as to cover the first, second, or third place finish in a race. so as to apply to all equally or proportionately.
Category: Idiom, Sport
go by the board, to be destroyed, wasted, or forgotten.
on board, on or in a ship, plane, or other vehicle. Baseball. on base. present and functioning as a member of a team or organization.
Category: Idiom, Sport
tread the boards, to appear on the stage, esp. as a professional performer.
Category: Idiom, Showbiz
Origin of board:
bef. 900; ME, OE bord board, table, shield; c. OFris, OS bord, MHG bort, ON borth, GO -baurd
a committee having supervisory powers
"the board has seven members"
a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose
"he nailed boards across the windows"
food or meals in general
"she sets a fine table"; "room and board"
display panel, display board, board(noun)
a vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view
dining table, board(noun)
a table at which meals are served
"he helped her clear the dining table"; "a feast was spread upon the board"
control panel, instrument panel, control board, board, panel(noun)
electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices
"he checked the instrument panel"; "suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree"
circuit board, circuit card, board, card, plug-in, add-in(noun)
a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games
"he got out the board and set up the pieces"
board, get on(verb)
get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)
live and take one's meals at or in
"she rooms in an old boarding house"
lodge and take meals (at)
provide food and lodging (for)
"The old lady is boarding three men"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a flat piece of wood
a two-foot board; a chopping board
a flat surface for playing a game
a chess board
a group of people who make decisions
the board of directors; the chairman of the board; members of the school board
on a train, airplane, etc.
250 passengers on board
to fully consider
to take your suggestions on board
to get on a boat, airplane, etc.
Passengers boarded the plane by the rear doors.
(of boat, airplane, etc.) to take passengers onto
The flight will be boarding at 6.30 a.m.
A relatively long, wide and thin piece of sawn wood or similar material, usually intended for use in construction.
A device (e.g., switchboard) containing electrical switches and other controls and designed to control lights, sound, telephone connections, etc.
Short for blackboard, whiteboard, chessboard, surfboard, etc.
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.
Regular meals or the amount paid for them in a place of lodging.
Room and board
The side of a ship.
The distance a sailing vessel runs between tacks when working to windward
The wall that surrounds an ice hockey rink, often in plural.
To step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship, aircraft, train or other conveyance.
It is time to board the aircraft.
To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money.
To receive meals and lodging in exchange for money.
To capture an enemy ship by going alongside and grappling her, then invading her with a boarding party
To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation
To approach (someone); to make advances to, accost.
To hit (someone) with a wooden board.
A long, narrow table, like that used in a medieval dining hall.
Origin: bord, bord, from burdan.
a piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, -- used for building, etc
a table to put food upon
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
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
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
paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards
the stage in a theater; as, to go upon the boards, to enter upon the theatrical profession
the border or side of anything
the side of a ship
the stretch which a ship makes in one tack
to cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house
to go on board of, or enter, as a ship, whether in a hostile or a friendly way
to enter, as a railway car
to furnish with regular meals, or with meals and lodgings, for compensation; to supply with daily meals
to place at board, for compensation; as, to board one's horse at a livery stable
to obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation; as, he boards at the hotel
to approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo
Boards are a basic component of many buildings. They are fashioned by cutting wood in a Wood Plane or Carpentry Bench. They require the Carpentry skill to produce. With the Wood Treatment tech, ordinary boards can be treated in a Wood Treatment Tank to imbue them with specific characteristics.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. In-context synonym for bboard; sometimes used even for Usenet newsgroups (but see usage note under bboard, sense 1). 2. An electronic circuit board.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
An organized group of individuals within a joint force commander
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
An implement for administering corporal punishment, used by mothers and land-ladies. "The Festive Board" may be a shingle, a hair-brush a fish-hash breakfast or a stewed prune supper.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'board' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #754
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'board' in Written Corpus Frequency: #813
Rank popularity for the word 'board' in Nouns Frequency: #239
Translations for board
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a strip of timber
The floorboards of the old house were rotten.
- لَوْحُ خَشَبArabic
- tábuaPortuguese (BR)
- das BrettGerman
- tabla, planchaSpanish
- تختۀ چوبیFarsi
- लकड़ी का तख्ताHindi
- drvene daskeCroatian
- papan kayuIndonesian
- borð, fjölIcelandic
- bord, fjølNorwegian
- تختۀ چوبیPersian
- د لرګیو تختهPashto
- tahta, levha, keresteTurkish
- 一段木材Chinese (Trad.)
- لکڑی کا تختہUrdu
- tấm vánVietnamese
- 一段木板Chinese (Simp.)
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