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1. a piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, used for building, etc.

When sawed thick, as over one and a half or two inches, it is usually called a plank.

2. a table to put food upon.

The term board answers to the modern table, but it was often movable, and placed on trestles. Fruit of all kinds . . . She gathers, tribute large, and on the board heaps with unsparing hand. (Milton)

3. 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.

4. a table at which a council or court is held. Hence: a council, convened for business, or any authorised assembly or meeting, public or private; a number of persons appointed or elected to sit in council for the management or direction of some public or private business or trust; as, the board of Admiralty; a board of trade; a board of directors, trustees, commissioners, etc. Both better acquainted with affairs than any other who sat then at that board. (Clarendon) We may judge from their letters to the board. (Porteus)

5. 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.

6. Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book 1000 covers, etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards.

7. The stage in a theater; as, to go upon the boards, to enter upon the theatrical profession.

8. [In this use originally perh. a different word meaning border, margin; cf. D. Boord, g. Bord, shipboard, and g. Borte trimming; also f. Bord (fr. G) the side of a ship. Cf. Border] The border or side of anything.

The side of a ship. Now board to board the rival vessels row. . See on board, below.

The stretch which a ship makes in one tack.

board is much used adjectively or as the last part of a compound; as, fir board, clapboard, floor board, shipboard, sideboard, ironing board, chessboard, cardboard, pasteboard, seaboard; board measure. The American board, a shortened form of The American board of Commissioners for foreign Missions (the foreign missionary society of the American Congregational churches). Bed and board. See bed.

(Science: mathematics) board and board, to sail in a straight line when close-hauled; to lose little to leeward. to make short boards, to tack frequently. on board. on shipboard; in a ship or a boat; on board of; as, i came on board early; to be on board ship. in or into a railway car or train. Returning board, a board empowered to canvass and make an official statement of the votes cast at an election.

Origin: oe. Bord, as. Bord board, shipboard; akin to bred plank, Icel. Bor board, side of a ship, goth. Ftu-baurd]/> Footstool, D. Bord board, g. Brett, bort. See def. 8.


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