Definition of "board" []

  • A long flat slab of sawed lumber; a plank. (noun)
  • A flat piece of wood or similarly rigid material adapted for a special use. (noun)
  • Games A flat surface on which a game is played. (noun)
  • The hard cover of a book. (noun)
  • A theater stage. (noun)
  • A long wide flat relatively thin piece of sawn timber (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A smaller flat piece of rigid material for a specific purpose (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • A person's food or meals, provided regularly for money or sometimes as payment for work done (esp in the phrases full board, board and lodging) (noun)
  • A table, esp one used for eating at, and esp when laden with food (noun)
  • A group of people who officially administer a company, trust, etc (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Any other committee or council (noun)
  • Stiff cardboard or similar material covered with paper, cloth, etc, used for the outside covers of a book (noun)
  • A flat thin rectangular sheet of composite material, such as plasterboard or chipboard (noun)
  • A list on which stock-exchange securities and their prices are posted (noun)
  • The stock exchange itself (noun)
  • The side of a ship (noun)
  • The leg that a sailing vessel makes on a beat to windward (noun)
  • The part of the floor of a sheep-shearing shed, esp a raised part, where the shearers work (noun)
  • The killing floor of an abattoir or freezing works (noun)
  • Any of various portable surfaces specially designed for indoor games such as chess, backgammon, etc (noun)
  • A set of hands in duplicate bridge (noun)
  • A wooden or metal board containing four slots, or often nowadays, a plastic wallet, in which the four hands are placed so that the deal may be replayed with identical hands (noun)
  • The hull of a sailboard, usually made of plastic, to which the mast is jointed and on which a windsurfer stands (noun)
  • To go aboard (a vessel, train, aircraft, or other vehicle) (verb)
  • To come alongside (a vessel) before attacking or going aboard (verb)
  • To attack (a ship) by forcing one's way aboard (verb)
  • To cover or shut with boards (verb)
  • To give or receive meals or meals and lodging in return for money or work (verb)
  • To receive or arrange for (someone, esp a child) to receive food and lodging away from home, usually in return for payment (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "board" in a sentence
  • "He seems here to have recollected something inherent in his own office, that put the matter more in his power than at first he had imagined; for he speaks in a positive and commanding tone: "I will not," says his minute, "name a day for Mir Zin ul ab Dien to appear before the board; _nor will I suffer him to appear before the board_.""
  • "Committee are empowered to conduct the current business of the revenue department without reference to the Supreme Council, and only _report to the board such extraordinary occurrences, claims, and proposals as may require the special orders of the board_; that even the instruction to report to the board in extraordinary cases is nugatory and fallacious, being accompanied with limitations which make it impossible for the said board to decide on any questions whatsoever: since it is expressly provided by the said Warren Hastings, _that, if the members of the"
  • "Observing that the Board of Trade had commenced a prosecution against Mr. William Barton, a member of that board, for various acts of peculation committed by him, they say, "We must be of opinion, that, as _prosecutions are actually carrying on against him by our Board of Trade_, he is, during such prosecution at least, an improper person to hold a seat _at that board_; and therefore we direct that he be suspended from the Company's service until our further pleasure concerning him be known.""