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Definition 1: a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where board or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he nailed boards across the windows

(board is a kind of ...) a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width

(... is a kind of board ) a board that is pulled by a speedboat as a person stands on it and skims over the top of the water

(... is a kind of board ) a board that forms part of the side of a bed or crib

(... is a kind of board ) a removable board fitted on the side of a wagon to increase its capacity

(... is a kind of board ) a board with wheels that is ridden in a standing or crouching position and propelled by foot

(... is a kind of board ) a board that resembles a broad ski or a small surfboard; used in a standing position to slide down snow-covered slopes

(... is a kind of board ) a flexible board for jumping upward

(... is a kind of board ) a narrow buoyant board for riding surf

(... is a kind of board ) a wooden board or platter on which food is served or carved

(... is a kind of board ) a buoyant board (resembling a surfboard) that is used to ride over water while being pulled behind a motorboat

(... is a kind of board ) a wide flat board used to cover walls or partitions; made from plaster or wood pulp or other materials and used primarily to form the interior walls of houses

(... is a kind of board ) a large board for displaying the score of a contest (and some other information)

(... is a kind of board ) a triangular board supported on casters; when lightly touched with the fingertips it is supposed to spell out supernatural (or unconscious) messages

(... is a kind of board ) a wooden or plastic board on which dough is kneaded or bread is sliced

(... is a kind of board ) a board that hangs on a wall; displays announcements

(... is a kind of board ) a wooden board where meats or vegetables can be cut

(... is a kind of board ) a smooth board on which paper is placed for making drawings

(... is a kind of board ) a board beside a kitchen sink and inclined to drain into the sink

(... is a kind of board ) a board in the floor

(... is a kind of board ) narrow padded board on collapsible supports; used for ironing clothes

(... is a kind of board ) a board (sometimes cushioned) for someone to kneel on

(... is a kind of board ) a square board with a handle underneath; used by masons to hold or carry mortar

(... is a kind of board ) board that provides a flat surface on which artists mix paints and the range of colors used

(... is a kind of board ) a horizontal board that provides a supported surface for manual work

Definition 2: a table at which meals are served - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where board or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he helped her clear the dining table
  • a feast was spread upon the board

Synonyms for board in the sense of this definition

(board is a kind of ...) a piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it

"I reserved a table at my favorite restaurant"

(... is a kind of board ) dining-room furniture consisting of a table on which meals can be served

(... is a kind of board ) the dining table where dinner is served and eaten

(... is a kind of board ) a dining table in a dining-hall raised on a platform; seats are reserved for distinguished persons

(... is a kind of board ) a long narrow dining table supported by a stretcher between two trestles

(... is a kind of board ) a dining table with couches along three sides in ancient Rome

Definition 3: electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where board or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he checked the instrument panel
  • suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree

Synonyms for board in the sense of this definition

(board is a kind of ...) a device that produces or is powered by electricity

(... is a kind of board ) instrument panel on an automobile or airplane containing dials and controls

(board is a part of ...) a colored warning light on an instrument panel (as for low oil pressure)

Definition 4: a vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for board in the sense of this definition

(board is a kind of ...) an electronic device that represents information in visual form

(... is a kind of board ) the large display board at the New York Stock Exchange that reports on stocks traded on the exchange

Definition 5: a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for board in the sense of this definition

(board is a kind of ...) computer circuit consisting of an electronic sub-assembly; copper conductors are laminated on an insulating board or card and circuit components are inserted into holes and dip soldered

(... is a kind of board ) the main circuit board for a computer

(... is a kind of board ) a removable circuit board for a personal computer; fits into a slot in the mother board

Definition 6: a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where board or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got out the board and set up the pieces

Synonyms for board in the sense of this definition

(board is a kind of ...) the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary

"there is a special cleaner for these surfaces" "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"

(... is a kind of board ) a small board full of holes; each hole contains a slip of paper with symbols printed on it; a gambler pays a small sum for the privilege of pushing out a slip in the hope of obtaining one that entitles him to a prize

(... is a kind of board ) a board perforated with regularly spaced holes into which pegs can be fitted

(... is a kind of board ) a board with the alphabet on it; used with a planchette to spell out supernatural messages

(... is a kind of board ) a board used for playing monopoly

(... is a kind of board ) a board used for playing go

(... is a kind of board ) a circular board of wood or cork used as the target in the game of darts

(... is a kind of board ) a board with pegs and regularly spaced holes for holding the pegs; used for keeping the score in a game of cribbage

(... is a kind of board ) a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors

(... is a kind of board ) the board on which backgammon is played

Definition 7: food or meals in general - [noun denoting food]

Samples where board or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she sets a fine table
  • room and board

Synonyms for board in the sense of this definition

(board is a kind of ...) the food and drink that are regularly served or consumed

(... is a kind of board ) planned meals for athletes in training (usually served in a mess hall)

Definition 8: a committee having supervisory powers - [noun denoting group]

Samples where board or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the board has seven members

(board is a kind of ...) a special group delegated to consider some matter

"a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours"

(... is a kind of board ) a board of officials that are not judicial but are appointed to hear appeals

(... is a kind of board ) a board of officials who divide an area into zones that are subject to different restrictions

(... is a kind of board ) a board in charge of local public schools

(... is a kind of board ) a board to select personnel for involuntary military service

(... is a kind of board ) a board appointed to advise the chief administrator

(... is a kind of board ) a group of persons chosen to govern the affairs of a corporation or other large institution

(... is a kind of board ) a board that manages the affairs of an institution

(... is a kind of board ) the seven-member board governing the Federal Reserve System

(... is a kind of board ) a board of officials elected to administer the public business of a New England town

(board is a member of ...) member of a board of directors

(board is a member of ...) a member of a governing board

Definition 9: a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for board in the sense of this definition

(board is a kind of ...) the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material

(... is a kind of board ) a board that has a groove cut into one edge and a tongue cut into the other so they fit tightly together (as in a floor)

(... is a kind of board ) one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects

(... is a kind of board ) thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship

(... is a kind of board ) a cheap hard material made from wood chips that are pressed together and bound with synthetic resin

(... is a kind of board ) a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)

(board is a part of ...) a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged

"the saw buckled when it hit a knot"

(board is a part of ...) a hole in a board where a knot came out

Definition 10: provide food and lodging (for) - [verb of consumption]

Samples where board or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The old lady is boarding three men

(board is a kind of ...) give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

"The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

(... is a kind of board ) live in the house where one works

"our babysitter lives in, as it is too far to commute for her"

(board implies ...) give food to

"Feed the starving children in India" "don't give the child this tough meat"

(board has a similar meaning as ...) lodge and take meals (at)

Definition 11: lodge and take meals (at) - [verb of consumption]

(board is a kind of ...) lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style

"we had to live frugally after the war"

(board implies ...) serve oneself to, or consume regularly

"Have another bowl of chicken soup!" "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

(board has a similar meaning as ...) provide food and lodging (for)

"The old lady is boarding three men"

Definition 12: get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.) - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for board in the sense of this definition

(board is a kind of ...) to come or go into

"the boat entered an area of shallow marshes"

(... is a kind of board ) go on board

(... is a kind of board ) board a train

(... is a kind of board ) reach in time

"I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock"

Definition 13: live and take one's meals at or in - [verb of stative]

Samples where board or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she rooms in an old boarding house

Synonyms for board in the sense of this definition

(board is a kind of ...) be an inhabitant of or reside in

"People lived in Africa millions of years ago" "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted" "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean" "deer are populating the woods"

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