Dictionary definitions and meanings of the word board

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This post talks about the dictionary definition and meanings of the English word board. phonetic, phonetics, origin, meanings


Phonetic

bɔːd


Phonetics

Text pronounciation: undefined

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Origin of the word

Old English bord, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch boord and German Bort ; reinforced in Middle English by Old French bort ‘edge, ship's side’ and Old Norse borth ‘board, table’.


Meanings

Part Of speech

noun

Definition

a long, thin, flat piece of wood or other hard material, used for floors or other building purposes.

Example

loose boards creaked as I walked on them

Synonyms

plank,beam,panel,slat,batten,timber,length of timber,piece of wood,lath


Definition

a thin, flat piece of wood or other stiff material used for various purposes.

Example

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Definition

a group of people constituted as the decision-making body of an organization.

Example

he sits on the board of directors

Synonyms

committee,council,panel,directorate,commission,group,delegation,delegates,trustees,panel of trustees,convocation,quango


Definition

the provision of regular meals when one stays somewhere, in return for payment or services.

Example

board and lodging

Synonyms

food,meals,daily meals,provisions,sustenance,nourishment,fare,diet,menu,table,bread,daily bread,foodstuffs,refreshments,edibles,keep,maintenance,upkeep,vivas,grub,nosh,eats,chow,scoff,comestibles,provender,vittles,commons,victuals,viands,aliment


Definition

a distance covered by a vessel in a single tack.

Example

we were tacking up to the anchor, shortening cable at each board


Part Of speech

verb

Definition

get on or into (a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle).

Example

we boarded the plane for Oslo

Synonyms

get on,enter,go on board,go aboard,step aboard,climb on,mount,ascend,embark,catch,hop on,jump on,emplane,entrain,embus

Antonyms

alight,get off


Definition

live and receive regular meals in a house in return for payment or services.

Example

the cousins boarded for a while with Ruby

Synonyms

lodge,live,reside,have rooms,be quartered,be housed,be settled,have one's home,room,put up,have digs,accommodate,take in,house,billet,quarter,harbour,provide shelter for,shelter,give a bed to,make room for,give accommodation to,receive,keep,feed,cater for,cook for


Definition

cover or seal a window or building with pieces of wood.

Example

the shop was still boarded up

Synonyms

cover up/over,close up,shut up,seal


Definition

ride on a snowboard.

Example

when we're not boarding, we're skiing



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