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Meaning of 'board' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Board [ n.]
- A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, -- used for building, etc.
- A table to put food upon.
- Hence: What is served on a table as food; stated meals; provision; entertainment; -- usually as furnished for pay; as, to work for one's board; the price of board.
- A table at which a council or court is held. Hence: A council, convened for business, or any authorized assembly or meeting, public or private; a number of persons appointed or elected to sit in council for the management or direction of some public or private business or trust; as, the Board of Admiralty; a board of trade; a board of directors, trustees, commissioners, etc.
- A square or oblong piece of thin wood or other material used for some special purpose, as, a molding board; a board or surface painted or arranged for a game; as, a chessboard; a backgammon board.
- Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards.
- The stage in a theater; as, to go upon the boards, to enter upon the theatrical profession.
- The border or side of anything.
- The side of a ship.
- The stretch which a ship makes in one tack.
- To go on board of, or enter, as a ship, whether in a hostile or a friendly way.
- To enter, as a railway car.
- To furnish with regular meals, or with meals and lodgings, for compensation; to supply with daily meals.
- To place at board, for compensation; as, to board one's horse at a livery stable.
2 . Board [ v. i.]
- To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation; as, he boards at the hotel.
3 . Board [ v. t.]
- To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house.
- To approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo.

Meaning of 'board' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . board [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a table at which meals are served
Example in sentence:
  • a feast was spread upon the board;
  • he helped her clear the dining table
Meaning (2):
- electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices
Example in sentence:
  • he checked the instrument panel;
  • suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree
Meaning (3):
- a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games
Example in sentence:
  • he got out the board and set up the pieces
Meaning (4):
- a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose
Example in sentence:
  • he nailed boards across the windows
Meaning (5):
- food or meals in general
Example in sentence:
  • room and board;
  • she sets a fine table
Meaning (6):
- a committee having supervisory powers
Example in sentence:
  • the board has seven members
7 . board [ v]
Meaning (7):
- live and take one's meals at or in
Example in sentence:
  • she rooms in an old boarding house
Meaning (8):
- provide food and lodging (for)
Example in sentence:
  • The old lady is boarding three men