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Definition of 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.
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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