Associations to the word «Board»


BOARD, noun. A relatively long, wide and thin piece of any material, usually wood or similar, often for use in construction or furniture-making.
BOARD, noun. A device (e.g., switchboard) containing electrical switches and other controls and designed to control lights, sound, telephone connections, etc.
BOARD, noun. A flat surface with markings for playing a board game.
BOARD, noun. Short for blackboard, whiteboard, chessboard, surfboard, message board (on the Internet), etc.
BOARD, noun. A committee that manages the business of an organization, e.g., a board of directors.
BOARD, noun. (uncountable) Regular meals or the amount paid for them in a place of lodging.
BOARD, noun. (nautical) The side of a ship.
BOARD, noun. (nautical) The distance a sailing vessel runs between tacks when working to windward.
BOARD, noun. (ice hockey) The wall that surrounds an ice hockey rink, often in plural.
BOARD, noun. (archaic) A long, narrow table, like that used in a medieval dining hall.
BOARD, noun. Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, etc.; pasteboard.
BOARD, verb. (transitive) To step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship, aircraft, train or other conveyance.
BOARD, verb. (transitive) To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money.
BOARD, verb. (transitive) To receive meals and lodging in exchange for money.
BOARD, verb. (transitive) (nautical) To capture an enemy ship by going alongside and grappling her, then invading her with a boarding party
BOARD, verb. (intransitive) To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation
BOARD, verb. (transitive) (now rare) To approach (someone); to make advances to, accost.
BOARD, verb. To cover with boards or boarding.
BOARD, verb. To hit (someone) with a wooden board.
BOARD, noun. (basketball) (informal) A rebound.
BOARD AND BOARD, adverb. (nautical) side by side
BOARD AND LODGING, noun. A place of lodging with daily meals, usually provided in return for rent or other considerations.
BOARD FINGER, noun. (electronics) A part used in printed circuit boards to form the traces of the edge connector which plug into matching sockets.
BOARD FOOT, noun. A board one square foot by one inch, about 2.36 liters.
BOARD GAME, noun. Any of many games of strategy or chance played on a specially designed board; often involves two or more opponents moving pieces and using dice or cards.
BOARD GAMES, noun. Plural of board game
BOARD MEETING, noun. A meeting held by the board (of directors) of a company, or any other organisation that has a governing board.
BOARD OF APPEALS, noun. (government) (business) A panel of officials, typically appointed by an elected officer, charged with making decisions on the continuing applicability of administrative decisions.
BOARD OF CONTROL, noun. A small executive body in municipal government, usually dealing with financial and administrative matters.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS, noun. A group of people, elected by stockholders, to establish corporate policies, and make management decisions
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, noun. (US) The elected governing body of a county in certain states, which often has executive as well as legislative powers
BOARD OUT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) to send (children or pets) to stay with other people (or to boarding school, in the case of children)
BOARD ROOM, noun. Alternative spelling of boardroom
BOARD ROOMS, noun. Plural of board room
BOARD RULE, noun. A scale marked with numbers for finding without calculation the number of square feet in a board.
BOARD SHORTS, noun. Alternative spelling of boardshorts
BOARD UP, verb. To block doors or windows with boards, either to prevent access or as protection from storms, etc.

Dictionary definition

BOARD, noun. A committee having supervisory powers; "the board has seven members".
BOARD, noun. A stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes.
BOARD, noun. A flat piece of material designed for a special purpose; "he nailed boards across the windows".
BOARD, noun. Food or meals in general; "she sets a fine table"; "room and board".
BOARD, noun. A vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view.
BOARD, noun. A table at which meals are served; "he helped her clear the dining table"; "a feast was spread upon the board".
BOARD, noun. Electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices; "he checked the instrument panel"; "suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree".
BOARD, noun. A printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities.
BOARD, noun. A flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games; "he got out the board and set up the pieces".
BOARD, verb. Get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.).
BOARD, verb. Live and take one's meals at or in; "she rooms in an old boarding house".
BOARD, verb. Lodge and take meals (at).
BOARD, verb. Provide food and lodging (for); "The old lady is boarding three men".

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky