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Board appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Bill had a billboard, Bill also had a board bill. The billboard bored Bill so Bill sold the billboard to pay for the board bill. 

Usage statistics for the noun board:

spoken English40%written English60% conversational speech41.47%task-oriented speech58.53% imaginative writing32.62%informational writing67.38%
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Board is sometimes a misspelling of bore or bored.

The word board is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun board

What does board mean as a name of something?

Board is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural:

  • board: boards
  • Board: Boards

  1. a committee having supervisory powers
  2. a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of board: plank
    • more generic words: lumber / timber = the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
    • more specific terms:
      • matchboard = a board that has a groove cut into one edge and a tongue cut into the other so they fit tightly together
      • skid = one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
      • strake / wale = thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship
      • wallboard / dry wall / drywall = a wide flat board used to cover walls or partitions
      • chipboard / hardboard = a cheap hard material made from wood chips that are pressed together and bound with synthetic resin
      • deal = a plank of softwood
    • parts:
      • 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
  3. a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose
    • example: he nailed boards across the windows
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic terms: flat solid / sheet = a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width
    • more specific terms:
  4. food or meals in general
    • example: room and board
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonym of board: table
    • more generic word: fare = the food and drink that are regularly served or consumed
    • more specific term: training table = planned meals for athletes in training
  5. a vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of board: display board / display panel
    • more generic terms: display / video display = an electronic device that represents information in visual form
    • more specific term: big board = the large display board at the New York Stock Exchange that reports on stocks traded on the exchange
  6. a table at which meals are served
    • example: a feast was spread upon the board
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of board: dining table
    • more generic word: table = a piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it
    • more specific terms:
      • dining-room table = dining-room furniture consisting of a table on which meals can be served
      • dinner table = the dining table where dinner is served and eaten
      • high table = a dining table in a dining-hall raised on a platform
      • refectory table = a long narrow dining table supported by a stretcher between two trestles
      • triclinium = a dining table with couches along three sides in ancient Rome
  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 flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games
    • example: he got out the board and set up the pieces
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of board: gameboard
    • more generic word: surface = the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
    • more specific terms:
      • backgammon board = the board on which backgammon is played
      • checker board / checkerboard = a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors
      • cribbage board = a board with pegs and regularly spaced holes for holding the pegs
      • dart board / dartboard = a circular board of wood or cork used as the target in the game of darts
      • go board = a board used for playing go
      • monopoly board = a board used for playing monopoly
      • Ouija board / Ouija = a board with the alphabet on it
      • pegboard = a board perforated with regularly spaced holes into which pegs can be fitted
      • punchboard = a small board full of holes; each hole contains a slip of paper with symbols printed on it

Alternative definition of the noun board

noun

  1. A relatively long, wide and thin piece of sawn wood or similar material, usually intended for use in construction.
  2. A device (e.g., switchboard) containing electrical switches and other controls and designed to control lights, sound, telephone connections, etc.
  3. Short for blackboard, whiteboard, chessboard, surfboard, etc.
  4. A committee that manages the business of an organization, e.g., a board of directors.
  5. [uncountable] Regular meals or the amount paid for them in a place of lodging.
  6. [nautical] The side of a ship.
  7. [nautical] The distance a sailing vessel runs between tacks when working to windward
  8. [basketball, slang] A rebound.
  9. [ice hockey] The wall that surrounds an ice hockey rink, often in plural.
  10. [archaic] A long, narrow table, like that used in a medieval dining hall.

Specialised definition of the noun board

Glossary of sports

a general term for the flat piece of equipment used in sports such as snowboarding, surfing or wakeboarding (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

the outside border of a playing field in several sports (e.g. billiards, ice-hockey, roller hockey, bowling, and equestrian sport). The boards can be part of the playing field and therefore be touched by the playing equipment (e.g. billiards, ice-hockey) or be defined as out-of-bounds (e.g. in bowling). (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / athletics

the point at the end of the runway from where an athlete takes off in the long jump and triple jump (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / basketball

the vertical board situated behind the basket that serves to rebound the ball into the basket or onto the court (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

backboard (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a rebound (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

  • example: he came up with two steals and grabbed some tough boards.
  • usage: slang

Glossary of sports / skateboard

skateboard (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb board

What does board mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: boarded | boarding | boards

  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)
    • example: The old lady is boarding three men
    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • more generic words: cater / ply / provide / supply = give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
    • more specific terms: sleep in / live in = live in the house where one works
    • entailment: feed / give = give food to

Alternative definition of the verb board

verb

  1. [transitive] To step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship, aircraft, train or other conveyance.
  2. [transitive] To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money.
  3. [transitive] To receive meals and lodging in exchange for money.
  4. [transitive] [nautical] To capture an enemy ship by going alongside and grappling her, then invading her with a boarding party
  5. [intransitive] To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation
  6. [transitive, now rare] To approach (someone); to make advances to, accost.
  7. To hit (someone) with a wooden board.

Film

"Board" a.k.a. "Plank" is a 2009 short documentary film written by Billy Pols and Liedewij Theisens, directed by Billy Pols.

Miscellanea

  1. Board: In duplicate bridge, a board is an item of equipment that holds one deal, or one deck of 52 cards distributed in four hands of 13 cards each. The design permits the entire deal of four hands to be passed, carried or stacked securely with the cards hidden from view. This is required for duplicate bridge tournaments, where the same deal is played several times and so the composition of each hand must be preserved during and after each play of each deal.
  2. Board: Boards are a basic component of many buildings. They are fashioned by cutting wood in a Wood Plane or Carpentry Bench. They require the Carpentry skill to produce.
  3. The board that this school was affiliated with over this period of time.

Phrases with Board

Phrases starting with the word Board:

  1. board up
  2. Board Out
  3. board foot
  4. board game
  5. board rule
  6. Board-Foot

Phrases ending with the word Board:

  1. go board
  2. on board
  3. pc board
  4. to board
  5. big board
  6. cpu board
  7. End Board
  8. Off Board
  9. Back Board
  10. call-board
  11. Cork-Board
  12. Crib Board
  13. dart board
  14. fall-board

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Board

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Google previewFlorida Horse Owner's Field Guide (1998)

by Marty Marth

Full board means, too, that the horse's stall is cleaned at least once a day and that the horse will be fetched and held by barn personnel when the farrier or the veterinarian call. Full board is a godsend for parents of child riders or adult owners ...

Google previewThe Pharmacy Technician (2004)

A Comprehensive Approach by Jahangir Moini

The board is an administrative agency, not a legislative one. It is important to understand various violations of...

The pharmacy board is a subagency of the licensing division of the health department. Once licensure is gained, it is not revoked ...

Google previewIntroduction to Psycholinguistics (2011)

Understanding Language Science by Matthew J. Traxler

Board is a monomorphemic word, because it cannot be decomposed into smaller units of meaning.

Google previewAn Approach for Systematic Evaluation of Materials for Structural Application (1970)

by National Research Council (U.S.). National Materials Advisory Board. Committee on Materials Evaluation Techniques

THE NATIONAL MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD is a unit of the Division of Engineering of the National Research Council.

the general purpose of the Board is the advancement of materials science and engineering, in the national interest.

Google previewNaval Facilities Materials Problems and Issues (1980)

Report by National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Naval Facilities Command Materials and Issues, Keith E. McKee

THE NATIONAL MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD is a unit of the Commission on Sociotechnical Systems of the National...

Google previewThe work of Ofsted (2007)

sixth report of session 2006-07, report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence by Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Education and Skills Committee

Ms Atkins: The Board is a non-executive board. It is the...

Google previewTest Equipment for Use in Determining Classifications of Combustible Dusts (1979)

Report of the Panel on Dust Test Equipment of the Committee on Evaluation of Industrial Hazards by National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Evaluation of Industrial Hazards. Panel on Dust Test Equipment

THE NATIONAL MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD is a unit of the Commission on Sociotechnical Systems of the National...

Google previewClassification of Combustible Dusts in Accordance with the National Electrical Code (1980)

Report of the Panel on Classification of Combustible Dusts of the Committee on Evaluation of Industrial Hazards by National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Classification of Combustible Dusts

THE NATIONAL MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD is a unit of the Commission on Sociotechnical Systems of the National...

Google previewControlled Natural Language (2010)

Workshop on Controlled Natural Language, CNL 2009, Marettimo Island, Italy, June 8-10, 2009, Revised Papers by Norbert E Fuchs

Each mother board is a component of a computer. Anna Grau owns a computer. The CPU...

Google previewThe Walking Nkisi: African-American Material Culture in Iowa. A Case Study on Yard Art in Waterloo, Iowa (2006)

Underneath the board is a large wagon wheel with a purple center. The wagon wheel leans firmly...

Google previewTrends in Usage of Gold (1969)

Report of the Panel on Gold of the Committee on Technical Aspects of Critical and Strategic Materials, National Materials Advisory Board

THE NATIONAL MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD is a unit of the Division of Engineering of the National Research Council.

the general purpose of the Board is the advancement of materials science and engineering, in the national interest.

Google previewQuantitative Techniques for Research Program Planning in Structural Mechanics (1969)

by National Research Council (U.S.). Ad Hoc Committee on Research Program Formulation in Structural Mechanics

THE NATIONAL MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD is a unit of the Division of Engineering of the National Research Council.

the general purpose of the Board is the advancement of materials science and engineering, in the national interest.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business in Today's World (2009)

A - C by Charles Wankel

A board of directors is a group of people elected by the shareholders of a corporation to oversee the management of the corporation. Directors are elected at annual general meetings. At this meeting shareholders have the ultimate power to ...

Google previewLondon encyclopaedia; or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature and practical mechanics (1829)

comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge by Thomas Tegg

BOARD', v.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

* BOARD, n.s. [baurd, Goth. br*d, Sax.] 1. A piece of wood of more length and breadth than thickness. — With the saw they sundred trees in boards and planks. Raleigh. — Every house has a board Over the door, whereon is written the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (2008)

by Robert W. Kolb

RRoolleess ooff tthhee BBooaarrdd Board roles can be generally categorized into three groups—control, service, and resource provision roles. The control roles involve the directors' fiduciary duties of monitoring management on behalf of ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Composite Materials (2006)

by Andreas Mortensen

The former is called gypsum fiber board and the latter particle board. Gypsum fiber boards are made by mixing gypsum with the reinforcing fiber in a relatively dry or slightly moist condition. Not much moisture can be added to the gypsum early ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Education (1999)

by Richard J. Altenbaugh

Barbara Beatty BOARD OF NATIONAL POPULAR EDUCATION was organized in Cleveland, Ohio, in April 1847 to recruit and train single Protestant evangelical women from New England and upper New York state to teach and sometimes ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Industrial Technology (2012)

Materials, Processes and Equipment by David F. Tver

board, Bristol (papermaking) board, Bristol (papermaking). Term covers a class that includes file folders, calling cards, business record cards, and tabulating cards. These are generally high-grade products having a minimum thickness of ...

Google previewReligions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, 2nd Edition [6 volumes] (2010)

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices by J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann

the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions was the first Protestant sending ...

Google previewThe Domestic Encyclopaedia; Or, A Dictionary of Facts, and Useful Knowledge (1803)

Comprehending a Concise View of the Latest Discoveries, Inventions, and Improvements, Chiefly Applicable to Rural and Domestic Economy. Together with Descriptions of the Most Interesting Objects of Nature and Art; the History of Men and Animals, in a State of Health Or Disease; and Practical Hints Respecting the Arts and Manufactures, Both Familiar and Commercial, Illustrated with Numerous Engravings and Cuts in Five Volumes by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich, James Mease

board being firmly fixed level in a window, or elsewhere, place the eye at the hole , and bring the pointers to bear for some part of the object, as for the four corners of the distant house ; the instrument is then ready for drawing, which is thus ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Canadian Social Work (2009)

by Francis J. Turner

The Act created a five- to seven-member board appointed by Cabinet, providing for voluntary registration of social workers. In the first year under this Act, anyone working in a social work position could gain registration through transitional ...

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Usage statistics about board

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun board:

spoken English40%written English60% conversational speech41.47%task-oriented speech58.53% imaginative writing32.62%informational writing67.38%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun board:

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Quotes about Board

God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board (Mark Twain)
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Scrabble value of B3O1A1R1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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