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.
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 .
- Each player starts the game with four counters on the board .
(uncountable) Regular meals or the amount paid for them in a place of lodging.
(nautical) The side of a ship.
(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.
- Now board to board the rival vessels row.
Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, etc.; pasteboard.
- Fruit of all kinds / She gathers, tribute large, and on the board / Heaps with unsparing hand.
- to bind a book in boards
* poster board
* above board
* across the board
* board game
* board of advirsors
* board of directors
* board of trustees
* bodyboard, body board, body-board
* boogieboard, boogie board, boogie-board
* bulletin board
* circuit board
* corkboard, cork-board
* drawing board
* emery board
* floorboard, floor board, floor-board
* ironing board
* off board
* on board
* particle board
* room and board
* sandwich board
* skirting board
* spine board
* sounding board
To step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship, aircraft, train or other conveyance.
- It is time to board the aircraft.
To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money.
- You board an enemy to capture her, and a stranger to receive news or make a communication.
To receive meals and lodging in exchange for money.
- to board one's horse at a livery stable
(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:
- We board in the same house.
To cover with boards or boarding.
- Ere long with like againe he boorded mee, / Saying, he now had boulted all the floure
- to board a house
To hit (someone) with a wooden board.
- the boarded hovel
(basketball, informal) A rebound.
The act of signing up, as for a commercial service.
* 2012 , Josh Lerner, Scott Stern, The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity Revisited (page 258)
- The deal was a critical part of filling loopholes in Microsoft's distribution strategy, ensuring that IE and not Netscape had widespread distribution to new users with new PCs and to existing PC users new to the Internet at the time of ISP signups .