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Meaning of BOARD

Pronunciation:  bowrd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose; "he nailed boards across the windows"
  2. [n]  a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games; "he got out the board and set up the pieces"
  3. [n]  a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
  4. [n]  electrical device consisting of an insulated panel containing switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices; "he checked the instrument panel"; "suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree"
  5. [n]  a table at which meals are served; "he helped her clear the dining table"; "a feast was spread upon the board"
  6. [n]  a board on which information can be displayed to public view
  7. [n]  food or meals in general; "she sets a fine table"; "room and board"
  8. [n]  a committee having supervisory powers; "the board has seven members"
  9. [n]  a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
  10. [v]  provide food and lodging (for)
  11. [v]  lodge and take meals (at)
  12. [v]  get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)
  13. [v]  live and take one's meals (in a certain place)

BOARD is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: card, circuit board, circuit card, control board, control panel, dining table, display board, display panel, gameboard, get on, instrument panel, panel, plank, room, table
 Antonyms: get off
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Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Board\, n. [OE. bord, AS. bord board, shipboard; akin to
    bred plank, Icel. bor? board, side of a ship, Goth.
    f?tu-baurd]/> footstool, D. bord board, G. brett, bort. See
    def. 8. [root]92.]
    1. A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length
       and breadth as compared with the thickness, -- used for
       building, etc.
    Note: When sawed thick, as over one and a half or two inches,
          it is usually called a plank.
    2. A table to put food upon.
    Note: The term board answers to the modern table, but it was
          often movable, and placed on trestles. --Halliwell.
                Fruit of all kinds . . . She gathers, tribute
                large, and on the board Heaps with unsparing
                hand.                              --Milton.
    3. 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. 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.
             Both better acquainted with affairs than any other
             who sat then at that board.           --Clarendon.
             We may judge from their letters to the board.
    5. 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. Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers,
       etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards.
    7. pl. The stage in a theater; as, to go upon the boards, to
       enter upon the theatrical profession.
    8. [In this use originally perh. a different word meaning
       border, margin; cf. D. boord, G. bord, shipboard, and G.
       borte trimming; also F. bord (fr. G.) the side of a ship.
       Cf. {Border}.] The border or side of anything. (Naut.)
       (a) The side of a ship. ``Now board to board the rival
           vessels row.'' --Dryden. See {On board}, below.
       (b) The stretch which a ship makes in one tack.
    Note: Board is much used adjectively or as the last part of a
          compound; as, fir board, clapboard, floor board,
          shipboard, sideboard, ironing board, chessboard,
          cardboard, pasteboard, seaboard; board measure.
    {The American Board}, a shortened form of ``The American
       Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions'' (the foreign
       missionary society of the American Congregational
    {Bed and board}. See under {Bed}.
    {Board and board} (Naut.), side by side.
    {Board of control}, six privy councilors formerly appointed
       to superintend the affairs of the British East Indies.
    {Board rule}, a figured scale for finding without calculation
       the number of square feet in a board. --Haldeman.
    {Board of trade}, in England, a committee of the privy
       council appointed to superintend matters relating to
       trade. In the United States, a body of men appointed for
       the advancement and protection of their business
       interests; a chamber of commerce.
    {Board wages}.
       (a) Food and lodging supplied as compensation for
           services; as, to work hard, and get only board wages.
       (b) Money wages which are barely sufficient to buy food
           and lodging.
       (c) A separate or special allowance of wages for the
           procurement of food, or food and lodging. --Dryden.
    {By the board}, over the board, or side. ``The mast went by
       the board.'' --Totten. Hence (Fig.),
    {To go by the board}, to suffer complete destruction or
    {To enter on the boards}, to have one's name inscribed on a
       board or tablet in a college as a student. [Cambridge,
       England.] ``Having been entered on the boards of Trinity
       college.'' --Hallam.
    {To make a good board} (Naut.), to sail in a straight line
       when close-hauled; to lose little to leeward.
    {To make short boards}, to tack frequently.
    {On board}.
       (a) On shipboard; in a ship or a boat; on board of; as, I
           came on board early; to be on board ship.
       (b) In or into a railway car or train. [Colloq. U. S.]
    {Returning board}, a board empowered to canvass and make an
       official statement of the votes cast at an election.
  2. \Board\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boarded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house.
       ``The boarded hovel.'' --Cowper.
    2. [Cf. {Board} to accost, and see {Board}, n.] To go on
       board of, or enter, as a ship, whether in a hostile or a
       friendly way.
             You board an enemy to capture her, and a stranger to
             receive news or make a communication. --Totten.
    3. To enter, as a railway car. [Colloq. U. S.]
    4. To furnish with regular meals, or with meals and lodgings,
       for compensation; to supply with daily meals.
    5. To place at board, for compensation; as, to board one's
       horse at a livery stable.
  3. \Board\, v. i.
    To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for
    compensation; as, he boards at the hotel.
          We are several of us, gentlemen and ladies, who board
          in the same house.                       --Spectator.
  4. \Board\, v. t. [F. aborder. See {Abord}, v. t.]
    To approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo. [Obs.]
          I will board her, though she chide as loud As thunder
          when the clouds in autumn crack.         --Shak.
Computing Dictionary

1. In-context synonym for bboard; sometimes used even for usenet newsgroups.

2. An electronic circuit board.

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