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Noun: board  bord
  1. A committee having supervisory powers
    "the board has seven members"
     
  2. A stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
    - plank
     
  3. A flat piece of material designed for a special purpose
    "he nailed boards across the windows"
     
  4. Food or meals in general
    "room and board";
    - table
     
  5. A vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view
    - display panel, display board
     
  6. A table at which meals are served
    "a feast was spread upon the board";
    - dining table
     
  7. Electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices
    "suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree"; "he checked the control board";
    - control panel, instrument panel, control board, panel
     
  8. A printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
    - circuit board, circuit card, card, plug-in, add-in
     
  9. A flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games
    "he got out the board and set up the pieces";
    - gameboard
     
  10. Sheet of slate; for writing with chalk
    - blackboard, chalkboard [N. Amer]
Verb: board  bord
  1. Get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)
    - get on
     
  2. Live and take one's meals at or in
    "she rooms in an old boarding house";
    - room
     
  3. Lodge and take meals (at)
     
  4. Provide food and lodging (for)
    "The old lady is boarding three men"

Sounds like: baud, bored

Derived forms: boards, boarding, boarded

Type of: cater, chow [informal], chuck [N. Amer, informal], come in, commission, committee, display, dwell, eats [informal], electrical device, enter, fare, flat solid, get in, get into, go in, go into, grub [informal], inhabit, live, lumber, move into, ply, populate, printed circuit, provide, sheet, supply, surface, table, timber, video display

Encyclopedia: Board, Terry