Definitions for boardbɔrd, boʊrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

boardbɔrd, boʊrd(n.)

  1. a long rectangular piece of wood sawed thin.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. a flat slab of wood or other hard material for some specific purpose:

    a cutting board; a diving board.

    Category: Building Trades

  3. a sheet of wood, cardboard, etc., often with markings, on which a game is played.

  4. stiff cardboard or other material covered with paper, cloth, or the like to form the covers for a book.

    Category: Printing

  5. composition material made in large sheets, as plasterboard or corkboard.

    Category: Building Trades

  6. a table, esp. to serve food on.

  7. an official group of persons who direct or supervise some activity.

  8. daily meals, esp. as provided for pay:

    room and board.

  9. the side of a ship. one tack of the course of a ship beating to windward.

    Category: Navy

  10. a flat surface, as an object of rectangular shape, on which something is posted:

    a bulletin board.

  11. Category: Sport

    Ref: surfboard .

  12. Usually, boards. Basketball. a backboard. a rebound.

    Category: Sport

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. a switchboard.

    Category: Telegraphy and Telephony

  16. (v.t.)to cover or close with boards (often fol. by up or over):

    to board up a house.

  17. to furnish with meals, or with meals and lodging, esp. for pay.

  18. to go on board of (a ship, plane, etc.).

  19. to allow on board:

    to board passengers.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  20. to come up alongside (a ship), as to attack or to go on board.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  21. Obs. to approach; accost.

  22. (v.i.)to take one's meals or receive food and lodging at a fixed price.

Idioms for board:

  1. 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

  2. go by the board, to be destroyed, wasted, or forgotten.

    Category: Idiom

  3. 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

  4. 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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. board(noun)

    a committee having supervisory powers

    "the board has seven members"

  2. board, plank(noun)

    a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes

  3. board(noun)

    a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose

    "he nailed boards across the windows"

  4. board, table(noun)

    food or meals in general

    "she sets a fine table"; "room and board"

  5. display panel, display board, board(noun)

    a vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view

  6. 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"

  7. 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"

  8. 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

  9. board, gameboard(verb)

    a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games

    "he got out the board and set up the pieces"

  10. board, get on(verb)

    get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)

  11. board, room(verb)

    live and take one's meals at or in

    "she rooms in an old boarding house"

  12. board(verb)

    lodge and take meals (at)

  13. board(verb)

    provide food and lodging (for)

    "The old lady is boarding three men"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. board(noun)ɔrd, boʊrd

    a flat piece of wood

    a two-foot board; a chopping board

  2. boardɔrd, boʊrd

    a flat surface for playing a game

    a chess board

  3. boardɔrd, boʊrd

    a group of people who make decisions

    the board of directors; the chairman of the board; members of the school board

  4. boardɔrd, boʊrd

    on a train, airplane, etc.

    250 passengers on board

  5. boardɔrd, boʊrd

    to fully consider

    to take your suggestions on board

  6. board(verb)ɔrd, boʊrd

    to get on a boat, airplane, etc.

    Passengers boarded the plane by the rear doors.

  7. boardɔrd, boʊrd

    (of boat, airplane, etc.) to take passengers onto

    The flight will be boarding at 6.30 a.m.


  1. board(Noun)

    A relatively long, wide and thin piece of sawn wood or similar material, usually intended for use in construction.

  2. board(Noun)

    A device (e.g., switchboard) containing electrical switches and other controls and designed to control lights, sound, telephone connections, etc.

  3. board(Noun)

    Short for blackboard, whiteboard, chessboard, surfboard, etc.

  4. board(Noun)

    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.

  5. board(Noun)

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

    Room and board

  6. board(Noun)

    The side of a ship.

  7. board(Noun)

    The distance a sailing vessel runs between tacks when working to windward

  8. board(Noun)

    A rebound.

  9. board(Noun)

    The wall that surrounds an ice hockey rink, often in plural.

  10. board(Verb)

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

    It is time to board the aircraft.

  11. board(Verb)

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

  12. board(Verb)

    To receive meals and lodging in exchange for money.

  13. board(Verb)

    To capture an enemy ship by going alongside and grappling her, then invading her with a boarding party

  14. board(Verb)

    To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation

  15. board(Verb)

    To approach (someone); to make advances to, accost.

  16. board(Verb)

    To hit (someone) with a wooden board.

  17. board(Noun)

    A long, narrow table, like that used in a medieval dining hall.

  18. Origin: bord, bord, from burdan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Board(noun)

    a piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, -- used for building, etc

  2. Board(noun)

    a table to put food upon

  3. Board(noun)

    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. Board(noun)

    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

  5. Board(noun)

    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. Board(noun)

    paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards

  7. Board(noun)

    the stage in a theater; as, to go upon the boards, to enter upon the theatrical profession

  8. Board(noun)

    the border or side of anything

  9. Board(noun)

    the side of a ship

  10. Board(noun)

    the stretch which a ship makes in one tack

  11. Board(verb)

    to cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house

  12. Board(noun)

    to go on board of, or enter, as a ship, whether in a hostile or a friendly way

  13. Board(noun)

    to enter, as a railway car

  14. Board(noun)

    to furnish with regular meals, or with meals and lodgings, for compensation; to supply with daily meals

  15. Board(noun)

    to place at board, for compensation; as, to board one's horse at a livery stable

  16. Board(verb)

    to obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation; as, he boards at the hotel

  17. Board(verb)

    to approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo


  1. Board

    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. board

    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

  1. board

    An organized group of individuals within a joint force commander

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. BOARD

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'board' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #754

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'board' in Written Corpus Frequency: #813

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'board' in Nouns Frequency: #239

Anagrams of board

  1. B road

  2. Dobra

Translations for board

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a strip of timber

The floorboards of the old house were rotten.

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