Definition of board

Definition of board
  1. board Noun A relatively long, wide and thin piece of sawn wood or similar material, usually intended for use in construction.
  2. board Noun A device (e.g., switchboard) containing electrical switches and other controls and designed to control lights, sound, telephone connections, etc.
  3. board Noun Short for blackboard, whiteboard, chessboard, surfboard, etc.
  4. board Noun A committee that manages the business of an organization, e.g., a "board of directors".
  5. board Noun Regular meals or the amount paid for them in a place of lodging.
  6. board Noun The side of a ship.
  7. board Noun The distance a sailing vessel runs between tacks when working to windward
  8. board Noun A rebound.
  9. board Noun The wall that surrounds an ice hockey rink, often in plural.
  10. board Noun A long, narrow table, like that used in a medieval dining hall.
  11. board Verb To step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship, aircraft, train or other conveyance.
  12. board Verb To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money.
  13. board Verb To receive meals and lodging in exchange for money.
  14. board Verb To capture an enemy ship by going alongside and grappling her, then invading her with a boarding party
  15. board Verb To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation
  16. board Verb To approach (someone); to make advances to, accost.
  17. board Verb To hit (someone) with a wooden board.
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