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BOARD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does board mean? 

BOARD (noun)
  The noun BOARD has 9 senses:

1. a committee having supervisory powers
2. a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose
3. a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
4. a vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view
5. a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games
6. food or meals in general
7. electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices
8. a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
9. a table at which meals are served

  Familiarity information: BOARD used as a noun is familiar.


BOARD (verb)
  The verb BOARD has 4 senses:

1. get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)
2. live and take one's meals at or in
3. lodge and take meals (at)
4. provide food and lodging (for)

  Familiarity information: BOARD used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BOARD (noun)


Sense 1board [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A committee having supervisory powers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

the board has seven members

Hypernyms ("board" is a kind of...):

commission; committee (a special group delegated to consider some matter)

Meronyms (members of "board"):

board member (a member of a governing board)

director (member of a board of directors)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "board"):

zoning board (a board of officials who divide an area into zones that are subject to different restrictions)

board of education; school board (a board in charge of local public schools)

draft board (a board to select personnel for involuntary military service)

advisory board; planning board (a board appointed to advise the chief administrator)

board of directors; directorate (a group of persons chosen to govern the affairs of a corporation or other large institution)

governing board (a board that manages the affairs of an institution)

Federal Reserve Board (the seven-member board governing the Federal Reserve System)

board of selectmen (a board of officials elected to administer the public business of a New England town)

appeal board; appeals board; board of appeals (a board of officials that are not judicial but are appointed to hear appeals)


Sense 2board [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A flat piece of material designed for a special purpose

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

he nailed boards across the windows

Hypernyms ("board" is a kind of...):

flat solid; sheet (a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "board"):

aquaplane (a board that is pulled by a speedboat as a person stands on it and skims over the top of the water)

sideboard (a board that forms part of the side of a bed or crib)

sideboard (a removable board fitted on the side of a wagon to increase its capacity)

skateboard (a board with wheels that is ridden in a standing or crouching position and propelled by foot)

snowboard (a board that resembles a broad ski or a small surfboard; used in a standing position to slide down snow-covered slopes)

springboard (a flexible board for jumping upward)

surfboard (a narrow buoyant board for riding surf)

trencher (a wooden board or platter on which food is served or carved)

wake board; wakeboard (a buoyant board (resembling a surfboard) that is used to ride over water while being pulled behind a motorboat)

drywall; wallboard (a wide flat board used to cover walls or partitions; made from plaster or wood pulp or other materials and used primarily to form the interior walls of houses)

work-board; workboard (a horizontal board that provides a supported surface for manual work)

scoreboard (a large board for displaying the score of a contest (and some other information))

planchette (a triangular board supported on casters; when lightly touched with the fingertips it is supposed to spell out supernatural (or unconscious) messages)

bread board; breadboard (a wooden or plastic board on which dough is kneaded or bread is sliced)

bulletin board; notice board (a board that hangs on a wall; displays announcements)

chopping board; cutting board (a wooden board where meats or vegetables can be cut)

drafting board; drawing board (a smooth board on which paper is placed for making drawings)

drainboard; draining board (a board beside a kitchen sink and inclined to drain into the sink)

floor board; floorboard (a board in the floor)

ironing board (narrow padded board on collapsible supports; used for ironing clothes)

kneeler (a board (sometimes cushioned) for someone to kneel on)

hawk; mortarboard (a square board with a handle underneath; used by masons to hold or carry mortar)

palette; pallet (board that provides a flat surface on which artists mix paints and the range of colors used)


Sense 3board [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

plank; board

Hypernyms ("board" is a kind of...):

lumber; timber (the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material)

Meronyms (parts of "board"):

knot (a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged)

knothole (a hole in a board where a knot came out)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "board"):

deal (a plank of softwood (fir or pine board))

chipboard; hardboard (a cheap hard material made from wood chips that are pressed together and bound with synthetic resin)

strake; wale (thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship)

skid (one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects)

matchboard (a board that has a groove cut into one edge and a tongue cut into the other so they fit tightly together (as in a floor))


Sense 4board [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

display board; display panel; board

Hypernyms ("board" is a kind of...):

display; video display (an electronic device that represents information in visual form)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "board"):

big board (the large display board at the New York Stock Exchange that reports on stocks traded on the exchange)


Sense 5board [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

gameboard; board

Context example:

he got out the board and set up the pieces

Hypernyms ("board" is a kind of...):

surface (the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "board"):

punchboard (a small board full of holes; each hole contains a slip of paper with symbols printed on it; a gambler pays a small sum for the privilege of pushing out a slip in the hope of obtaining one that entitles him to a prize)

pegboard (a board perforated with regularly spaced holes into which pegs can be fitted)

Ouija; Ouija board (a board with the alphabet on it; used with a planchette to spell out supernatural messages)

monopoly board (a board used for playing monopoly)

go board (a board used for playing go)

dart board; dartboard (a circular board of wood or cork used as the target in the game of darts)

cribbage board (a board with pegs and regularly spaced holes for holding the pegs; used for keeping the score in a game of cribbage)

checker board; checkerboard (a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors)

backgammon board (the board on which backgammon is played)


Sense 6board [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Food or meals in general

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

board; table

Context examples:

she sets a fine table / room and board

Hypernyms ("board" is a kind of...):

fare (the food and drink that are regularly consumed)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "board"):

training table (planned meals for athletes in training (usually served in a mess hall))


Sense 7board [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

control board; control panel; instrument panel; board; panel

Context examples:

he checked the instrument panel / suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree

Hypernyms ("board" is a kind of...):

electrical device (a device that produces or is powered by electricity)

Meronyms (parts of "board"):

idiot light (a colored warning light on an instrument panel (as for low oil pressure))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "board"):

dashboard (instrument panel on an automobile or airplane containing dials and controls)


Sense 8board [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

plug-in; circuit card; circuit board; add-in; board; card

Hypernyms ("board" is a kind of...):

printed circuit (computer circuit consisting of an electronic sub-assembly; copper conductors are laminated on an insulating board or card and circuit components are inserted into holes and dip soldered)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "board"):

CPU board; mother board (the main circuit board for a computer)

PC board (a removable circuit board for a personal computer; fits into a slot in the mother board)


Sense 9board [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A table at which meals are served

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

dining table; board

Context examples:

he helped her clear the dining table / a feast was spread upon the board

Hypernyms ("board" is a kind of...):

table (a piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "board"):

triclinium (a dining table with couches along three sides in ancient Rome)

refectory table (a long narrow dining table supported by a stretcher between two trestles)

high table (a dining table in a dining-hall raised on a platform; seats are reserved for distinguished persons)

dinner table (the dining table where dinner is served and eaten)


BOARD (verb)


Sense 1board [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

board; get on

Hypernyms (to "board" is one way to...):

come in; enter; get in; get into; go in; go into; move into (to come or go into)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "board"):

embark; ship (go on board)

entrain (board a train)

catch (reach in time)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2board [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Live and take one's meals at or in

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

room; board

Context example:

she rooms in an old boarding house

Hypernyms (to "board" is one way to...):

dwell; inhabit; live (inhabit or live in)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3board [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lodge and take meals (at)

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Hypernyms (to "board" is one way to...):

habituate; use (take or consume (regularly or habitually))

"Board" entails doing...:

consume; have; ingest; take; take in (serve oneself to, or consume regularly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 4board [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide food and lodging (for)

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Context example:

The old lady is boarding three men

Hypernyms (to "board" is one way to...):

cater; ply; provide; supply (provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance)

"Board" entails doing...:

feed; give (give food to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "board"):

live in; sleep in (live in the house where one works)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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