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Definition of Board

Board

  1. A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, -- used for building, etc.
  2. A table to put food upon.
  3. Hence: What is served on a table as food; stated meals; provision; entertainment; -- usually as furnished for pay; as, to work for one's board; the price of board.
  4. A table at which a council or court is held. Hence: A council, convened for business, or any authorized assembly or meeting, public or private; a number of persons appointed or elected to sit in council for the management or direction of some public or private business or trust; as, the Board of Admiralty; a board of trade; a board of directors, trustees, commissioners, etc.
  5. A square or oblong piece of thin wood or other material used for some special purpose, as, a molding board; a board or surface painted or arranged for a game; as, a chessboard; a backgammon board.
  6. Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards.
  7. The stage in a theater; as, to go upon the boards, to enter upon the theatrical profession.
  8. The border or side of anything.
  9. The side of a ship.
  10. The stretch which a ship makes in one tack.
  11. To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house.
  12. To go on board of, or enter, as a ship, whether in a hostile or a friendly way.
  13. To enter, as a railway car.
  14. To furnish with regular meals, or with meals and lodgings, for compensation; to supply with daily meals.
  15. To place at board, for compensation; as, to board one's horse at a livery stable.
  16. To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation; as, he boards at the hotel.
  17. To approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo.

Board Quotations

It's the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they're gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it's my turn to leave.
Tupac Shakur

My grandmother took me to church on Sunday all day long, every Sunday into the night. Then Monday evening was the missionary meeting. Tuesday evening was usher board meeting. Wednesday evening was prayer meeting. Thursday evening was visit the sick. Friday evening was choir practice. I mean, and at all those gatherings, we sang.
Maya Angelou

Growing up, I looked up to major league baseball players, and now these young women have amazing, incredible women all across the board, from swimming to gymnastics to softball to basketball. It is incredible how far women have come and women in sports have come.
Jennie Finch

If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Look at the bark of a redwood, and you see moss. If you peer beneath the bits and pieces of the moss, you'll see toads, small insects, a whole host of life that prospers in that miniature environment. A lumberman will look at a forest and see so many board feet of lumber. I see a living city.
Sylvia Earle
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Board Translations

board in Dutch is aanklampen, zich vastklampen aan
board in Finnish is taulu
board in German is Brett, Tafel, Gremium, Verpflegung, Tafel, Platte
board in Italian is bordo, scarto, tavola, commissione
board in Latin is tabula
board in Portuguese is placa
board in Spanish is bordo
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