What does BOARD mean?

Definitions for BOARD
bɔrd, boʊrdBOARD

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word BOARD.

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"

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Board

    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. 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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. board

    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.

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 for BOARD »

  1. B road

  2. Dobra

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How to say BOARD in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BOARD in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BOARD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of BOARD in a Sentence

  1. Neil Gorsuch:

    Brown v. Board of Education.

  2. Ignazio Marino:

    I have decided to change the board.

  3. Dawson Wilkie:

    The impacts are right across the board.

  4. Hao Hong:

    The board is still in a very early stage.

  5. Clare Short:

    We expect board members to lead by example.

Images & Illustrations of BOARD

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Translations for BOARD

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  • таҡтаBashkir
  • 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
  • tabuloEsperanto
  • tablero, tabla, comité, junta, pizarra, pizarrón, embarcar, buró, abordar, consejo, bordoSpanish
  • tahvelEstonian
  • 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
  • clárIrish
  • oastys, aaghtManx
  • לוּחַHebrew
  • felszáll, élelmezHungarian
  • 板, ホワイトボード, 委員会, 乗り込む, 宿泊料金, 黒板Japanese
  • ფიცარიGeorgian
  • ته‌خته‌Kurdish
  • такта, стол, кемеге отурKyrgyz
  • dēlis, borts, tāfeleLatvian
  • papa, eke, papatuhituhi, poariMāori
  • പലകMalayalam
  • papanMalay
  • 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
  • scândurăRomanian
  • 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
  • dhogëAlbanian
  • tavla, styrelse, gå ombord, borda, äntra, bräda, skiva, nämnd, inackorderaSwedish
  • baoSwahili
  • సమితి, నల్లబల్ల, తెల్లబల్ల, బోర్డు, చెక్కబల్లTelugu
  • borda, tahta, bordalamakTurkish
  • bảngVietnamese
  • ברעטYiddish
  • Chinese

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