[bawrd, bohrd] /bɔrd, boʊrd/
a piece of wood sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth compared with the thickness.
a flat slab of wood or other material for some specific purpose:
a cutting board.
a sheet of wood, cardboard, paper, etc., with or without markings, for some special use, as a checkerboard or chessboard.
Bookbinding. stiff cardboard or other material covered with paper, cloth, or the like to form the covers for a book.
Building Trades. composition material made in large sheets, as plasterboard or corkboard.
a table, especially to serve food on.
daily meals, especially as provided for pay:
twenty dollars a day for room and board.
an official group of persons who direct or supervise some activity:
a board of directors.
Railroads. a fixed signal or permanent sign regulating traffic.
a flat surface, as a wall or an object of rectangular shape, on which something is posted, as notices or stock-market quotations:
a bulletin board.
Electronics. (def 2).
Obsolete. the edge, border, or side of anything.
verb (used with object)
to cover or close with boards (often followed by up or over):
to board up a house; to board over a well.
to furnish with meals, or with meals and lodging, especially for pay:
They boarded him for $50 a week.
to go on board of or enter (a ship, train, etc.).
to allow on board:
We will be boarding passengers in approximately ten minutes.
to come up alongside (a ship), as to attack or to go on board:
The pirate ship boarded the clipper.
Obsolete. to approach; accost.
verb (used without object)
to take one’s meals, or be supplied with food and lodging at a fixed price:
Several of us board at the same rooming house.
Ice Hockey. to hit an opposing player with a .
across the board,
go by the board,
on the boards, in the theatrical profession:
The family has been on the boards since grandfather’s time.
tread the boards. (def 22).
a long wide flat relatively thin piece of sawn timber
a person’s food or meals, provided regularly for money or sometimes as payment for work done (esp in the phrases full board, board and lodging)
(archaic) a table, esp one used for eating at, and esp when laden with food
any other committee or council: a board of interviewers
(pl) the boards, the acting profession; the stage
short for blackboard, chessboard, notice board, printed circuit board, springboard, surfboard
stiff cardboard or similar material covered with paper, cloth, etc, used for the outside covers of a book
a flat thin rectangular sheet of composite material, such as plasterboard or chipboard
(Austral & NZ) the part of the floor of a sheep-shearing shed, esp a raised part, where the shearers work
(NZ) the killing floor of an abattoir or freezing works
the hull of a sailboard, usually made of plastic, to which the mast is jointed and on which a windsurfer stands
See above board
go by the board, to be in disuse, neglected, or lost: in these days courtesy goes by the board
on board, on or in a ship, boat, aeroplane, or other vehicle
sweep the board
take on board, to accept (new ideas, situations, theories, etc)
to go aboard (a vessel, train, aircraft, or other vehicle)
(nautical) to come alongside (a vessel) before attacking or going aboard
to attack (a ship) by forcing one’s way aboard
(transitive; often foll by up, in, etc) to cover or shut with boards
(intransitive) to give or receive meals or meals and lodging in return for money or work
(sometimes foll by out) to receive or arrange for (someone, esp a child) to receive food and lodging away from home, usually in return for payment
to get on board again, esp. an airplane or ship
After they fixed the mechanical problem, we reboarded the airplane.
Old English bord “a plank, flat surface,” from Proto-Germanic *burdam (cf. Old Norse borð “plank,” Dutch bord “board,” Gothic fotu-baurd “foot-stool,” German Brett “plank”), from PIE *bhrdh- “board,” from root *bherdh- “to cut.” See also board (n.2), with which this is so confused as practically to form one word (if indeed they were not the same word all along).
A board is thinner than a plank, and generally less than 2.5 inches thick. The transferred meaning “food” (late 14c.) is an extension of the late Old English sense of “table” (cf. boarder, boarding); hence, also, above board “honest, open” (1610s). A further extension is to “table where council is held” (1570s), then transferred to “leadership council, council (that meets at a table),” 1610s.
“side of ship,” Old English bord “border, rim, ship’s side,” from Proto-Germanic *bordaz (cf. Old Saxon bord, Dutch boord, German Bord, Old High German bart, Old Norse barð), perhaps from the same source as board (n.1), but not all sources accept this. Connected to border; see also starboard.
If not etymologically related to board (n.1), the two forms represented in English by these words were nonetheless confused at an early date in most Germanic languages, a situation made worse in English because this Germanic root also was adopted as Medieval Latin bordus (source of Italian and Spanish bordo). It also entered Old French as bort “beam, board, plank; side of a ship” (12c., Modern French bord), either from Medieval Latin or Frankish, and from thence it came over with the Normans to mingle with its native cousins. By now the senses are inextricably tangled. Some etymology dictionaries treat them as having been the same word all along.
verb senses derived from various senses of board (n.1) and board (n.2) include “come alongside” (a ship), mid-15c. (from n.2); “put boards on, frame with boards,” late 14c. (implied in boarded, from n.1); ” to get onto” (a ship), 1590s, transferred from mid-19c. to stages, railway cars, aircraft, etc. (from n.2). Meaning “to be supplied with food and lodging” is from 1550s (from n.1 in transferred sense). Transitive meaning “provide with daily meals and lodging” is from 1590s. Related: Boarded; boarding.
: If we rebound, we’ve got a chance. If we don’t board, we can hang it up
across the board, idiot card, sandwich board, tote2
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