Board vs Embark - What's the difference?

board | embark |

As verbs the difference between board and embark

is that board is to step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship, aircraft, train or other conveyance while embark is to get on a boat or ship or (outside the usa) an aeroplane.

As a noun board

is a relatively long, wide and thin piece of sawn wood or similar material, usually intended for use in construction or board can be (basketball|informal) a rebound.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) bord, (etyl) , from (etyl) . (wikipedia board)


(en noun)
  • A relatively long, wide and thin piece of any material, usually wood or similar, often for use in construction or furniture-making.
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  • A device (, switchboard) containing electrical switches and other controls and designed to control lights, sound, telephone connections, etc.
  • A flat surface with markings for playing a board game.
  • Each player starts the game with four counters on the board .
  • Short for blackboard, whiteboard, chessboard, surfboard, message board (on the Internet), etc.
  • A committee that manages the business of an organization, , a board of directors .
  • (uncountable) Regular meals or the amount paid for them in a place of lodging.
  • (nautical) The side of a ship.
  • * Dryden
  • Now board to board the rival vessels row.
  • (nautical) The distance a sailing vessel runs between tacks when working to windward.
  • (ice hockey) The wall that surrounds an ice hockey rink, often in plural.
  • (archaic) A long, narrow table, like that used in a medieval dining hall.
  • * Milton
  • Fruit of all kinds / She gathers, tribute large, and on the board / Heaps with unsparing hand.
  • Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, etc.; pasteboard.
  • to bind a book in boards
    Derived terms
    * poster board * aboard * above board * across the board * baseboard * blackboard * board game * boardroom * boardwalk * board of advirsors * board of directors * board of trustees * bodyboard, body board, body-board * boogieboard, boogie board, boogie-board * bulletin board * chalkboard * checkerboard * chessboard * chipboard * circuit board * clapboard * clapperboard * corkboard, cork-board * dartboard * dashboard * drawing board * duckboard * emery board * floorboard, floor board, floor-board * ironing board * keyboard * off board * on board * particle board * plasterboard * protoboard * room and board * sandwich board * skateboard * skirting board * snowboard * spine board * surfboard * sounding board * thumbboard * outboard * weatherboard * whiteboard
    See also
    * batten * beam * lath * plank * pole * slab * veneer


    (en verb)
  • To step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship, aircraft, train or other conveyance.
  • It is time to board the aircraft.
  • * Totten
  • You board an enemy to capture her, and a stranger to receive news or make a communication.
  • To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money.
  • to board one's horse at a livery stable
  • To receive meals and lodging in exchange for money.
  • * Spectator
  • We board in the same house.
  • (nautical) 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.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.iv:
  • Ere long with like againe he boorded mee, / Saying, he now had boulted all the floure
  • To cover with boards or boarding.
  • to board a house
  • * Cowper
  • the boarded hovel
  • To hit (someone) with a wooden board.
  • Etymology 2

    From backboard


    (en noun)
  • (basketball, informal) A rebound.
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    (en verb)
  • To get on a boat or ship or (outside the USA) an aeroplane.
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  • *:It is never possible to settle down to the ordinary routine of life at sea until the screw begins to revolve. There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked , which is disquieting and fussy.
  • To start, begin.
  • :
  • (label) To cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on shipboard.
  • (label) To engage, enlist, or invest (as persons, money, etc.) in any affair.
  • :
  • *(Robert South) (1634–1716)
  • *:It was the reputation of the sect upon which St. Paul embarked his salvation.
  • Antonyms

    * disembark

    Derived terms

    * disembarcation * disembarkee