I. noun Etymology: Middle English bord piece of sawed lumber, border, ship's side, from Old English; akin to Old High German bort ship's side Date: before 12th century 1. obsolete border, edge 2. the side of a ship 3. a. a piece of sawed lumber of little thickness and a length greatly exceeding its width b. plural stage 2a(2) c. plural skis 4. a. archaic table 3a b. a table spread with a meal c. daily meals especially when furnished for pay d. a table at which a council or magistrates sit e. (1) a group of persons having managerial, supervisory, investigatory, or advisory powers <
board of directors
board of examiners
(2) an examination given by an examining board — often used in plural <
pass the medical boards
f. league, association g. (1) the exposed hands of all the players in a stud poker game (2) an exposed dummy hand in bridge 5. a. a flat usually rectangular piece of material (as wood) designed for a special purpose: as (1) springboard 1 (2) surfboard b. backboard 1; also a rebound in basketball c. a surface, frame, or device for posting notices d. blackboard e. switchboard 6. a. cardboard b. the stiff foundation piece for the side of a book cover 7. a securities or commodities exchange 8. plural the low wooden wall enclosing a hockey rink 9. a sheet of insulating material carrying circuit elements and terminals so that it can be inserted in an electronic apparatus (as a computer) 10. bulletin board 2 • boardlike adjective II. verb Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. archaic to come up against or alongside (a ship) usually to attack 2. accost, address 3. a. to go aboard (as a ship, train, airplane, or bus) b. to put aboard <
an airliner boarding passengers
4. to cover or seal off with boards <
board up a window
board up a house
5. to provide with regular meals and often also lodging usually for compensation 6. to check (a player) into the boards in hockey intransitive verb to receive meals or lodging; specifically to live at a boarding school

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  • Board — (b[=o]rd), n. [OE. bord, AS. bord board, shipboard; akin to bred plank, Icel. bor[eth] board, side of a ship, Goth. f[=o]tu baurd footstool, D. bord board, G. brett, bort. See def. 8. [root]92.] 1. A piece of timber sawed thin, and of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • board — [bôrd] n. [ME & OE bord, a plank, flat surface (nautical senses via OFr bord, side of a ship < Frank * bord, akin to OE bord) < IE * bhr̥dho , board < * bheredh < base * bher , to cut] 1. a long, broad, flat piece of sawed wood ready… …   English World dictionary

  • Board — may refer to: *Board, a piece of lumber, or other rigid material made of wood, milled or sawn flat *Surfboard, skateboard, or snowboard (often made of fibreglass) *Board of directors or a similar governing or advisory committee *Mixing console,… …   Wikipedia

  • Board — Board, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boarded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Boarding}.] 1. To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house. The boarded hovel. Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. {Board} to accost, and see {Board}, n.] To go on board of, or enter,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Board — (von engl. board – Brett) steht für: Board Cards, die Gemeinschaftskarten in den Pokervarianten Texas Hold em und Omaha Hold em, die alle Spieler nutzen können Board of Directors, das Leitungs und Kontrollgremium eines Unternehmens im anglo… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Board — Board, v. t. [F. aborder. See {Abord}, v. t.] To approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I will board her, though she chide as loud As thunder when the clouds in autumn crack. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Board — (b[=o]rd), v. i. To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation; as, he boards at the hotel. [1913 Webster] We are several of us, gentlemen and ladies, who board in the same house. Spectator. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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