Board - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bɔːrd|  American pronunciation of the word board
Brit.  |bɔːd|  British pronunciation of the word board

noun

- a committee having supervisory powers
- a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes (syn: plank)
- a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose
- food or meals in general(syn: table)
- a vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view
- a table at which meals are served
- electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices(syn: panel)
- a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities (syn: add-in, card, plug-in)
- a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games(syn: gameboard)

verb

- get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)
- live and take one's meals at or in(syn: room)
- lodge and take meals (at)
- provide food and lodging (for)

Examples

They nailed some boards over the broken window.

They covered the board in fabric and pinned some photographs to it.

The board that is used to play games like chess and checkers

I saw a notice on the board calling for volunteers.

Write the answers on the board.

She is on the town's planning board.

The parole board has decided that the prisoner is not yet ready for release.

You must have a ticket in order to board the train.

The pirates tried to board the ship, but we fought them off.

We're supposed to board at 10:15.

We're now boarding all passengers.

The flight is about to begin boarding.

Passengers should remain in the boarding area.

The caretaker boarded the window.

They board guests during the summer season.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: board
he/she/it: boards
present participle: boarding
past tense: boarded
past participle: boarded
noun
singular: board
plural: boards
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