Definitions for: Board


[n] a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose; "he nailed boards across the windows"
[n] a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games; "he got out the board and set up the pieces"
[n] a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
[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"
[n] a table at which meals are served; "he helped her clear the dining table"; "a feast was spread upon the board"
[n] a board on which information can be displayed to public view
[n] food or meals in general; "she sets a fine table"; "room and board"
[n] a committee having supervisory powers; "the board has seven members"
[n] a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
[v] provide food and lodging (for)
[v] lodge and take meals (at)
[v] get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)
[v] live and take one's meals (in a certain place)



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.


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.


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.

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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