• Clamping up Boards to Prevent Warping
    Clamping up Boards to Prevent Warping
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v board provide food and lodging (for) "The old lady is boarding three men"
    • v board lodge and take meals (at)
    • v board get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)
    • v board live and take one's meals at or in "she rooms in an old boarding house"
    • n board a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose "he nailed boards across the windows"
    • n board a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games "he got out the board and set up the pieces"
    • n board a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
    • n board electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices "he checked the instrument panel","suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree"
    • n board a table at which meals are served "he helped her clear the dining table","a feast was spread upon the board"
    • n board a vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view
    • n board food or meals in general "she sets a fine table","room and board"
    • n board a committee having supervisory powers "the board has seven members"
    • n board a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Order of Planing a Board The Order of Planing a Board
Holding a Large Board in Vise for Planing Holding a Large Board in Vise for Planing
Back of Steel Square, Essex Board Measure Back of Steel Square, Essex Board Measure
Lumberman's Board Rule Lumberman's Board Rule
Drawing-Board Construction Drawing-Board Construction
Brass casting counters excavated on Jamestown Island. Many were made in Germany before 1575 for use by merchants on counting boards. In the New World they were used for the Indian trade Brass casting counters excavated on Jamestown Island. Many were made in Germany before 1575 for use by merchants on...
Bean-bag Board Bean-bag Board
Shuffle-Board Shuffle-Board

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The property (ID, Facts) values on the Monopoly game board are the same today as they were in 1935
    • Board A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, -- used for building, etc.
    • Board A square or oblong piece of thin wood or other material used for some special purpose, as, a molding board ; a board or surface painted or arranged for a game; as, a chessboard; a backgammon board .
    • Board A table at which a council or court is held. "Both better acquainted with affairs than any other who sat then at that board .""We may judge from their letters to the board ."
    • Board A table to put food upon. "Fruit of all kinds . . . She gathers, tribute large, and on the board Heaps with unsparing hand."
    • Board Hence: What is served on a table as food; stated meals; provision; entertainment; -- usually as furnished for pay; as, to work for one's board; the price of board .
    • Board Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards .
    • Board The border or side of anything.
    • Board (Naut) The side of a ship.
    • Board The stage in a theater; as, to go upon the boards, to enter upon the theatrical profession.
    • Board (Naut) The stretch which a ship makes in one tack.
    • v. t Board To approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo. "I will board her, though she chide as loud
      As thunder when the clouds in autumn crack."
    • Board To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house. "The boarded hovel."
    • Board To enter, as a railway car.
    • Board To furnish with regular meals, or with meals and lodgings, for compensation; to supply with daily meals.
    • Board To go on board of, or enter, as a ship, whether in a hostile or a friendly way. "You board an enemy to capture her, and a stranger to receive news or make a communication."
    • v. i Board bōrd To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation; as, he boards at the hotel. "We are several of us, gentlemen and ladies, who board in the same house."
    • Board To place at board, for compensation; as, to board one's horse at a livery stable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There were approximately 2,228 people on board the Titanic when it sank. Of this, only 706 people survived
    • n board A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth compared with the thickness. The name is usually given to pieces of timber (in this and similar forms called lumber in the United States) more than 4½ inches wide and less than 2 inches thick. Thicker pieces of the same form are called planks, and narrower ones battens. When boards are thinner on one edge than on the other, they are called feather-edged boards; and to riven pieces of this kind, not more than 3 feet long, used for roofing, the name board is exclusively applied in the southern United States.
    • n board A table, especially as being used to place food on.
    • n board Hence That which is served on a board or table; entertainment; food; diet.
    • n board Provision for a person's daily meals, or food and lodging, especially as furnished by agreement or for a price: applied also to the like provision for horses and other animals. Board without lodging is often distinguished either as day-board or table-board.
    • n board A table at which a council or the session of a tribunal is held.
    • n board Hence, by metonymy A number of persons having the management, direction, or superintendence of some public or private office or trust: as, a board of directors; the board of trade; the board of health; a school-board.
    • n board A flat slab of wood used for some specific purpose: as, an ironing-board; a bake-board; a knife-board.
    • n board A tablet; especially, a tablet upon which public notices are written, or to which they are affixed: as, a notice-board; a bulletin-board.
    • n board A table, tablet, or frame on which games are played: as, a chess- or backgammon-board; a bagatelle-board.
    • n board plural The stage of a theater: as, to go upon the boards, to leave the boards (that is, to enter upon or leave the theatrical profession).
    • n board A kind of thick stiff paper; a sheet formed by layers of paper pasted together; pasteboard: usually employed in compounds: as, cardboard, millboard, Bristol-board.
    • n board Hence In bookbinding, one of the two stiff covers on the sides of a book. By a book in boards is usually to be understood a book that has the boards covered only with paper, in distinction from one which is covered with cloth or leather. The boards were at first made of wood, but are now made of hard-pressed rough paper-stock and shredded rope. Often abbreviated to bds.
    • n board plural In printing, thin sheets of very hard paper-stock placed between printed sheets in a press to remove the indentation of impression: distinctively called press-boards.
    • n board Nautical: The deck and interior of a ship or boat: used in the phrase on board, aboard.
    • n board The side of a ship.
    • n board The line over which a ship runs between tack and tack.
    • n board In mining, as generally used in England: Nearly equivalent to breast, as used among Pennsylvania miners. See breast.
    • n board An equivalent of cleat. In Yorkshire, when the coal is worked parallel to the cleat, it is said to be worked board or bord, the more usual term else-where being face on: when worked at right angles to the cleat, the term used is end on.
    • n board Hence— To be completely destroyed or carried away.
    • board To cover with boards; inclose or close up with boards; lay or spread with boards: often with up, in, or over.
    • board In leather manufacturing, to rub (leather) with a pommel or graining-board, in order to give it a granular appearance, and make it supple.
    • board To place at board: as, he boarded his son with Mrs. So-and-so.
    • board To furnish with food, or food and lodging, for a compensation: as, his landlady boards him at a reasonable price.
    • board To come up alongside of (in order to attack); fall aboard of.
    • board To go on board of (a vessel). Specifically— To embark.
    • board To put on board; stow away.
    • board To approach; accost; make advances to.
    • board To border on; approach.
    • board To send out to board; hire or procure the board of elsewhere: as, to board out a child or a horse.
    • board To shut in with boards: as, to board up a flock of chickens.
    • board To case with boards: as, to board up a room or a house.
    • board To take one's meals, or be supplied with both food and lodging, in the house of another, at a fixed price.
    • board Nautical, to tack.
    • n board In an Australian wool-shed, the floor on which the sheep are sheared; hence, the shearers there.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The oiuja board was invented by Isaac and William Fuld, and was patented July 1, 1892.
    • n Board bōrd a broad and thin strip of timber: a table to put food on: food: a table round which persons meet for some kind of business: any council or authorised body of men, as a 'school-board:' the deck of a ship:
    • v.t Board to cover with boards: to supply with food at fixed terms: to enter a ship: to attack
    • v.i Board to receive food or take meals
    • n Board bōrd (pl.) the stage: a kind of thick stiff paper, as in pasteboard, Bristol-board, esp. that used in the binding of books
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  • Ruben Cardenas
    Ruben Cardenas
    “You don't want to get the same kind of advice from everyone on your board.”
  • Vince Lombardi
    “Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.”
  • Germaine Greer
    “I didn't fight to get women out from behind vacuum cleaners to get them onto the board of Hoover.”
  • Philip Streifer
    Philip Streifer
    “After finding no qualified candidates for the position of principal, the school board is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of David Steele to the post.”
  • Mark Twain
    “In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made School Boards.”
  • Josh Billings
    “Be kind to your mother-in-law, but pay for her board at some good hotel.”


Above board - If things are done above board, they are carried out in a legal and proper manner.
Across the board - If something applies to everybody, it applies across the board.
Back to the drawing board - If you have to go back to the drawing board, you have to go back to the beginning and start something again.
Bring on board - To make people embrace the ideas intended by the leader or agree to join a team or project is to bring them on board.
Go by the board - When something has gone by the board, it no longer exists or an opportunity has been lost.
Go by the boards - If something goes by the boards, it fails to get approved or accepted.
Tread the boards - When someone treads the boards, they perform on stage in a theatre.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bord, AS. bord, board, shipboard; akin to bred, plank, Icel. borð, board, side of a ship, Goth. fōtu-baurd, footstool, D. bord, board, G. brett, bort,. See def. 8. √92
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bord, a board, the side of a ship; Ice. borð, the side of a ship: conn. either with Bear or with Broad.


In literature:

A strong current sent them to leeward, and they were accordingly ordered again on board.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
Murray frequently came on board to see how things were getting on, but never interfered with Adair's arrangements.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
On the 27th he went on board, and immediately began fitting her for sea.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
He will show you all over the Sylvania, if I am not on board.
"Up the River" by Oliver Optic
Everlastingly there was the clank of pumps on board the Apple-treers, and the pumps were tackling the everlasting leaks.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
He had insisted on taking Jack to Portsmouth and seeing him on board.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
That Bootman, Combes and Payne came on board after he was taken, there was no Vessel taken after their being on board.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
She was overmasted, and I have no doubt but that she capsized, and every one on board perished.
"The Call Of The South" by Louis Becke
They would be liable to decay if kept on board exposed to the weather.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
The latter we sold to a boarding house near by, and the former we peddled out from house to house.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston

In poetry:

From the Pole or near it
To Pernambuker
But what you'll 'ear it
On board this 'ooker.
"Tower Of Babel" by Cicely Fox Smith
Each time I give lectures
or gather in the grants
you send me off to boarding school
in training pants.
"Cripples And Other Stories" by Anne Sexton
Perish shall all which takes
From labor's board and can;
Perish shall all which makes
A spaniel of the man!
"Astraea" by John Greenleaf Whittier
How I jumped onto its foot board,
Was a mystery to me,
Even in daylight it left behind
A fiery trail in the air.
"The Lost Tram" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
O pallid grew the gentle dame,
And tremulous her tone,
As Laura Secord, at the board,
Made all her errand known.
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
For no sect elect
Is the soul's wine poured
And her table decked;
Whom should man reject
From man's common board?
"Christmas Antiphones" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Kansas University students will pay more for room and board under an increase in student housing and food service that was approved Wednesday by the Kansas Board of Regents.
The OSU A&M board of regents approved an extension to the phased retirement program Friday at the board's meeting at Langston University.
Steve Kats, president of the Rural Fire Board and board member Bill Staab stand in front of one of four Arcadia emergency response buildings.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners agreed to enter into capital agreements on Tuesday, Dec 20 with the Counties Transit Improvement Board to receive funds for the Rush Line and Gateway trail corridors.
A much larger than normal crowd gathered at a school board meeting Monday night after SACS sent a letter to the district last week warning of school board in-fighting and micro-managing.
) people seeking 3 positions on the Tucson Unified School District Board Governing Board.
The board considered the issue during Tuesday's board meeting.
He served on the Board of Directors from 1993 to 2002 and served as Board President from 1998 to 2000.
In this April 11, 2007 file photo, Roger Sant , of the Board of Regents for the Smithsonian Institution, right, listens to fellow board member Patricia Stonesifer as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Board by board, the Charles W Morgan sails toward seaworthiness .
Southborough – Seats on the Board of Selectmen, the Planning Board and the Board of Health will be on the line in the town's annual election, to be held May 10.
The Wright Township Board has rejected a offer to buy the vacant Marne Elementary School from the Kenowa Hills school board.
At a regularly scheduled board meeting last Thursday evening, members of the Sleepy Eye Public School Board briefly discussed the results of the operating levy referendum put to voters on election day.
I had the pleasure of serving on the Rockford Area School Board for 13 years, acting in the capacities of Director, Clerk, Treasurer, and Board Chair.
Though the Board of Directors of the Big Bear City Community Services District has held the line in terms of rate increases for customers within their service area, the Board will consider an increase to new connection fees.

In science:

In this example, the board was a 30 by 30 square with roots distributed uniformly thoughout the board, separated by a distance of 3 modules in each direction.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
For this behavior, we form some of the modules into a “board” (the top of the table) which supports the additional weight.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
The second type are “root” modules which are uniformly spaced over the board and can communicate with each other, e.g., through signals sent locally through the fixed modules.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
The roots are grouped into regions on the board (in the experiments reported here, we use two regions: the two halves of the board).
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
Furthermore, we assume the modules can either determine the direction gravity acts or this direction toward the ground is prespecified when creating the roots in the board.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots