Definition from zikkir, the free dictionary
NounBoard (plural Boards)
- A relatively long, wide and thin piece of sawn wood or similar material, usually intended for use in construction.
- A device (e.g., switchboard) containing electrical switches and other controls and designed to control lights, sound, telephone connections, etc.
- Short for blackboard, whiteboard, chessboard, surfboard, etc.
- A committee that manages the business of an organization, e.g., a board of directors.
- (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
- (basketball, slang) A rebound.
- (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.
- (transitive) To step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship, aircraft, train or other conveyance.
- (transitive) To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money.
- (transitive) To receive meals and lodging in exchange for money.
- (transitive) (nautical) To capture an enemy ship by going alongside and grappling her, then invading her with a boarding party
- (intransitive) To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation
- (transitive, now rare) To approach (someone); to make advances to, accost.
- To hit (someone) with a wooden board.
Adjectives for Board
- (commission) nonpartisan; expert; efficient; glowing; political; mirthful; superior; ancient.
- (official body) assembled; directing; executive; governing; advisory; high; honorable; local.
- (wood) resplendent; stray; reeking; creaking; uncarpeted; shot-scarred; glistening; cypress; trophy-laden; decaying; rough-hewn; original; grub; sparing; wine-filled; ugly; sturdy; flimsy; scanty; groaning; festive; plenteous.
Verbs for Board
- (official body) abolish—; admit to—; bring before—; control—; create—; elect to—; enlarge—; entrust to—; establish—; organize—; provide—; refer to—; set up—; staff—; —administers; —adopts; —advises; —authorizes;—agrees; —arbitrates; —condemns; —convenes; —develops; —disposes of; —effects;—elects ; —enacts ; —enforces ; —exercises; —investigates; —modifies; —operates; — outlines; —performs; —promotes; —provides; —reforms; —regulates; —relieves; —reports; —stimulates; —supports; — votes.
- (wood) adjust—; burnish—; case with —s; cast upon —s; cover with —s; encase in —s; enclose in —s; finish off—; fit—; frame with—; hew—; measure—; patter over —s; plane—; preserve—; reinforce —s; sand—; scurry over —s; warp—; —bars; —creaks; —extends; —groans; —rots; —splinters; — splits; —warps.
Terms derived from board
piece of wood
amount paid for meals and lodging
device containing electrical switches
blackboard, whiteboard etc
basketball: a rebound
side of a ship
wall surrounding ice hockey rink
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