What does BOARD mean?
Definitions for BOARD
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word BOARD.
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, boardnoun
a vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view
dining table, boardnoun
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, panelnoun
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-innoun
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 onverb
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"
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.
Etymology: bord, bord, from burdan.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: baurd, Goth. bræd, Saxon.
With the saw they have sundred trees in boards and planks. Walter Raleigh, Essays.
Every house has a board over the door, whereon is written the number, sex, and quality of the persons living in it. William Temple.
Go now, go trust the wind’s uncertain breath,
Remov’d four fingers from approaching death;
Or seven at most, when thickest is the board. John Dryden, Juv.
Soon after which, three hundred lords he slew,
Of British blood, all fitting at his board. Fairy Queen, b. ii.
In bed he slept not, for my urging it;
At board he fed not, for my urging it. William Shakespeare, Com. of Err.
I’ll follow thee in fun’ral flames; when dead,
My ghost shall thee attend at board and bed. John Denham.
Cleopatra made Antony a supper, which was sumptuous and royal; howbeit there was no extraordinary service upon the board. George Hakewill, on Providence.
May ev’ry god his friendly aid afford;
Pan guard thy flock, and Ceres bless thy board. Matthew Prior.
Both better acquainted with affairs, than any other who sat then at that board. Edward Hyde.
I wish the king would be pleased sometimes to be present at that board, it adds a majesty to it. Francis Bacon, Advice to Villiers.
Now board to board the rival vessels row,
The billows lave the skies, and ocean groans below. Dryd.
Our captain thought his ship in so great danger, that he confessed himself to a capuchin, who was on board. Addison.
He ordered his men to arm long poles with sharp hooks, wherewith they took hold of the tackling, which held the mainyard to the mast of their enemy’s ship; then, rowing their own ship, they cut the tackling, and brought the mainyard by the board. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.
Etymology: from the noun.
I boarded the king’s ship: now on the beak,
Now in the waste, the deck, in every cabin,
I flam’d amazement. William Shakespeare, Tempest.
Yet not inclin’d the English ship to board,
More on his guns relies than on his sword,
From whence a fatal volley we receiv’d;
It miss’d the duke; but his great heart it griev’d. Edmund Waller.
Arm, arm, she cry’d, and let our Tyrians board.
With our’s his fleet, and carry fire and sword. John Denham.
Whom thus at gaze, the Palmer ’gan to board
With goodly reason, and thus fair bespake. Fairy Q. b. ii.
Away, I do beseech you, both away;
I’ll board him presently. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
Sure, unless he knew some strain in me, that I knew not myself, he would never have boarded me in this fury. William Shakespeare.
They learn what associates and correspondents they had, and how far every one is engaged, and what new ones they meant afterwards to try or board. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.
Having thus boarded the whole room, the edges of some boards lie higher than the next board; therefore they peruse the whole floor; and, where they find any irregularities, plane them off. Joseph Moxon, Mechanical Exercises.
To place as a boarder in another’s house.
To live in a house, where a certain rate is paid for eating.
That we might not part,
As we at first did board with thee,
Now thou wouldst taste our misery. George Herbert.
We are several of us, gentlemen and ladies, who board in the same house; and, after dinner, one of our company stands up, and reads your paper to us all. Spectator, №. 961.
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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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bōrd, n. a broad and thin strip of timber: a table to put food on: food: a table round which persons meet for some kind of business: any council or authorised body of men, as a 'school-board:' the deck of a ship: (pl.) the stage: a kind of thick stiff paper, as in pasteboard, Bristol-board, esp. that used in the binding of books.—v.t. to cover with boards: to supply with food at fixed terms: to enter a ship: to attack.—v.i. to receive food or take meals.—ns. Board′er, one who receives board (food): one who boards a ship; Board′ing, the act of covering with boards: the covering itself: act of boarding a ship; Board′ing-house, a house where boarders are kept; Board′ing-pike, a pike used in boarding a ship, or in defending it when attacked; Board′ing-school, a school in which board is given as well as instruction; Board′-school, a school under control of a school-board, as elected by the Elementary Education Act of 1870.—n.pl. Board′-wā′ges, wages allowed to servants to keep themselves in food.—Above board, openly.—By the board, over the board or side of a ship—hence, To go by the board, to be lost or destroyed.—To sweep the board, to take all the cards. [A.S. bord, a board, the side of a ship; Ice. borð, the side of a ship: conn. either with Bear or with Broad.]
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Certain offices under the control of the executive government, where the business of any particular department is carried on: as the Board of Admiralty, the Navy Board, Board of Ordnance, India Board, Board of Trade, &c. Also, timber sawn to a less thickness than plank: all broad stuff of under 1-1/2 inch in thickness. (See PLANK.) Also, the space comprehended between any two places when the ship changes her course by tacking; or, it is the line over which she runs between tack and tack when working to windward, or sailing against the direction of the wind.--To make a good board. To sail in a straight line when close-hauled, without deviating to leeward.--To make short boards, is to tack frequently before the ship has run any great length of way.--To make a stern board, is when by a current, or any other accident, the vessel comes head to wind, the helm is shifted, and she has fallen back on the opposite tack, losing what she had gained, instead of having advanced beyond it. To make a stern board is frequently a very critical as well as seamanlike operation, as in very close channels. The vessel is allowed to run up into the wind until she has shot up to the weather danger; the helm is then shifted, and with all aback forward, she falls short off on the opposite tack. Such is also achieved at anchor in club-hauling (which see).--To board a ship, is to enter her in a hostile manner in order to take forcible possession of her, either from the attacking ship or by armed boats. The word board has various other applications among seamen:--To go aboard signifies to go into the ship.--To slip by the board, is to slip down a ship's side.--To board it up, is to beat up, sometimes on one tack and sometimes on another.--The weather-board is the side of the ship which is to windward.--By the board, close to a ship's deck.
A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.
The are various types of boards eg blackboard, chalkboard, surf board, etc.
Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020
An organized group of people with an accurate and specific role, responsibility, goals, objectives, rules strategy, structure, vision and purpose.
The board of governors had a great meeting and all were delighted.
Submitted by MaryC on February 25, 2020
Board vs. Bored -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Board and Bored.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Board is ranked #8388 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Board surname appeared 3,946 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Board.
71.9% or 2,839 total occurrences were White.
21% or 829 total occurrences were Black.
3.1% or 126 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2.6% or 105 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.8% or 34 total occurrences were Asian.
0.3% or 13 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
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
Anagrams for BOARD »
The numerical value of BOARD in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of BOARD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of BOARD in a Sentence
They honored my contract. So it was a decision that we need someone else. It's the board's determination. It would be, if there's a question of integrity, you fire the person for cause.
The board has reached agreement this week on key decisions that help us deliver against our target of approving $2.5 billion in 2016.
That has been a big addition and a thoughtful way to take the derivatives question into the board room or into the 'C-Suite' as something more than just a trade that you do on a desk.
We would like to explain to [ Renault's board ] if we are given the chance, we hope Renault's board directors will listen to the explanation.
When I first started giving talks to schools or to doctors or to parents about mindfulness for teens, most people in the audience had never heard the word and now when I give talks, almost everyone has been hearing about it and quite a few people have actually experienced it for themselves, so it's just been phenomenal, it's taking off at schools around the country, public and private, low income, high income, middle income. Across the board, it's growing.
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Translations for BOARD
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- дъска́, съвет, качвам се на борда, мантинела, табло, борд, взимам на абордаж, табло́Bulgarian
- prkno, deska, tabuleCzech
- Brett, Gremium, an Bord gehen, einsteigen, entern, Pult, Tafel, Schlag, beherbergenGerman
- πίνακας, επιτροπή, σανίδα, συμβούλιο, διατροφή, σίτισηGreek
- tablero, tabla, comité, junta, pizarra, pizarrón, embarcar, buró, abordar, consejo, bordoSpanish
- تخته, پول غذا و مکان, هیئتPersian
- halssi, lauta, levypallo, ruoka, kytkintaulu, taulu, majoittaa, majoittua, levy, hallitus, johtokunta, lautakunta, kylki, legi, luovi, laita, sähkötaulu, nousta, entrataFinnish
- planche, compteur, aborder, tableau, plateau, conseil d'administration, embarquerFrench
- oastys, aaghtManx
- felszáll, élelmezHungarian
- 板, ホワイトボード, 委員会, 乗り込む, 宿泊料金, 黒板Japanese
- такта, стол, кемеге отурKyrgyz
- dēlis, borts, tāfeleLatvian
- papa, eke, papatuhituhi, poariMāori
- logement, paneel, bord, instappen, logies verschaffen, enteren, plank, controlebord, aan boord gaan, opstappen, raad, logerenDutch
- brett, entre, gå ombord, bord, vant, borde, planke, tavle, styre, losjere, panelNorwegian
- tábua, rebatida, painel de controle, quadro, embarcar, hospedar, conselho, comitê, diária, taco, despesa, lousa, [[hospedar]]-[[se]], bordo, juntaPortuguese
- сесть, правле́ние, комите́т, столова́ться, [[идти́]] [[на]] [[аборда́ж]], доска́, стол, стенд, панель, сове́т, руково́дство, [[подня́ться]]/[[поднима́ться]] [[на]] [[бо́рт]], колле́гия, [[предоставля́ть]] [[пансио́н]], пала́та, борт, коммута́тор, сади́ться, таблоRussian
- odbor, komitetSerbo-Croatian
- tavla, styrelse, gå ombord, borda, äntra, bräda, skiva, nämnd, inackorderaSwedish
- సమితి, నల్లబల్ల, తెల్లబల్ల, బోర్డు, చెక్కబల్లTelugu
- borda, tahta, bordalamakTurkish
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