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Meaning & Definition of Board in English

English

Board

/bɔrd/

noun

1. A committee having supervisory powers

  • "The board has seven members"
    synonym:
  • board

2. A stout length of sawn timber

  • Made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
    synonym:
  • board
  • ,
  • plank

3. A flat piece of material designed for a special purpose

  • "He nailed boards across the windows"
    synonym:
  • board

4. Food or meals in general

  • "She sets a fine table"
  • "Room and board"
    synonym:
  • board
  • ,
  • table

5. A vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view

    synonym:
  • display panel
  • ,
  • display board
  • ,
  • board

6. A table at which meals are served

  • "He helped her clear the dining table"
  • "A feast was spread upon the board"
    synonym:
  • dining table
  • ,
  • board

7. 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"
    synonym:
  • control panel
  • ,
  • instrument panel
  • ,
  • control board
  • ,
  • board
  • ,
  • panel

8. A printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities

    synonym:
  • circuit board
  • ,
  • circuit card
  • ,
  • board
  • ,
  • card
  • ,
  • plug-in
  • ,
  • add-in

9. A flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games

  • "He got out the board and set up the pieces"
    synonym:
  • board
  • ,
  • gameboard

verb

1. Get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)

    synonym:
  • board
  • ,
  • get on

2. Live and take one's meals at or in

  • "She rooms in an old boarding house"
    synonym:
  • board
  • ,
  • room

3. Lodge and take meals (at)

    synonym:
  • board

4. Provide food and lodging (for)

  • "The old lady is boarding three men"
    synonym:
  • board

Examples of using

There's a bomb on board!
Why aren't you already on board the ship?
Why aren't you already on board the ship?