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1 a committee having supervisory powers; "the board has seven members"
2 a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose; "he nailed boards across the windows"
3 a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes [syn: plank]
4 a board on which information can be displayed to public view [syn: display panel, display board]
5 a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games; "he got out the board and set up the pieces" [syn: gameboard]
6 food or meals in general; "she sets a fine table"; "room and board" [syn: table]
7 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" [syn: control panel, instrument panel, control board, panel]
8 a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities [syn: circuit board, circuit card, card]
9 a table at which meals are served; "he helped her clear the dining table"; "a feast was spread upon the board" [syn: dining table]


1 get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.) [syn: get on] [ant: get off]
2 live and take one's meals at or in; "she rooms in an old boarding house" [syn: room]
3 lodge and take meals (at)
4 provide food and lodging (for); "The old lady is boarding three men"

User Contributed Dictionary







  1. A relatively long, wide and thin piece of sawn wood or similar material, usually intended for use in construction.
  2. A long, narrow table, like that used in a medieval dining hall.
  3. The amount paid for meals and lodging.
  4. A device (eg, switchboard) containing electrical switches and other controls and designed to control lights, sound, telephone connections, etc.
  5. Short for e.g. blackboard, whiteboard, chessboard and surfboard.
  6. A committee that manages the business of an organization.
  7. basketball informal A rebound.
  8. The side of a ship.
  9. The distance a sailing vessel runs between tacks when working to windward
  10. The wall that surrounds an ice hockey rink, often in plural.
piece of wood
amount paid for meals and lodging
device containing electrical switches
blackboard, whiteboard etc
basketball: a rebound
side of a ship
  • Finnish: kylki
  • Portuguese: bordo
  • Russian: борт
nautical: a distance
wall surrounding ice hockey rink
  • Finnish: laita


  1. To step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship or aircraft.
  2. To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money.
  3. To receive meals and lodging in exchange for money.
  4. To capture an enemy ship by going alongside and grappling her, then invading her with a boarding party


to step or climb
to provide someone with meals and lodging
to receive meals and lodging in exchange for money
nautical: to capture an enemy ship
  • Dutch: enteren
  • Finnish: entrata
  • German: entern
  • Spanish: abordar
  • Swedish: borda, äntra

Extensive Definition

Board may refer to:
board in German: Board
board in Basque: Ohol
board in French: Planche
board in Lithuanian: Lenta
board in Dutch: Board
board in Japanese: 板
board in Occitan (post 1500): Pòst
board in Polish: Deska
board in Simple English: Board

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