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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
board
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a board/ball game
▪ board games such as Monopoly and Scrabble
a boarding school (=a school where children also live and sleep)
a chess board (=with black and white squares on it)
▪ There was a chess board set up on the table.
a committee/staff/board etc meeting
▪ A staff meeting will be held at 3 p.m.
a display board
▪ Some schools have a display board with photographs of all the staff.
a review body/committee/panel/board
▪ We will set up a pay review body for all staff.
above board
▪ His plans for opening a coffee shop are completely above board.
as stiff as a board (=very stiff)
▪ The next morning I was as stiff as a board.
bed and board
board a coachformal (= get on one)
▪ When everyone was there, we boarded the coach for the journey home.
board a flight (=get on a flight)
▪ We arrived at the departure lounge to board the flight to Madrid.
board and lodging (=meals and a room)
▪ It’s £90 a week for board and lodging .
board examsAmerican English (= in order to become a nurse or doctor)
▪ He failed his board exams in psychiatry.
board game
board of governors
▪ the hospital’s board of governors
board shorts
boarding card
boarding house
boarding pass
boarding school
boarding/quarantine kennels
▪ The puppy, which may have rabies, is at a quarantine kennel.
boogie board
bulletin board
chairman of the board
▪ Williams has been chairman of the board for five years.
chopping board
circuit board
College Boards
cutting board
departures board
diving board
draft board
drain board
draining board
drawing board
▪ The current system just isn’t working – we need to go back to the drawing board and start afresh.
emery board
England and Wales Cricket Board, the
full board
▪ A two-night break costs £125 full board.
get on/board a train
▪ At Stoke, another passenger boarded the train.
half board
▪ half board accommodation
ironing board
kite boarding
message board
mountain board
Ouija board
parole board
passengers board a plane/trainformal (= get on it)
▪ The first three cars were reserved for passengers boarding in Queens.
room and board
▪ You’ll receive free room and board with the job.
sandwich board
school board
skirting board
sounding board
▪ John always used her as a sounding board for new ideas.
Surface Transportation Board, the
the departures board (=a board showing the times of planes or trains)
▪ I scanned the departures board for details of my flight.
the school boardAmerican English (= the group of people who are elected to govern a school or group of schools)
▪ The courts have upheld the school board's right to dismiss striking teachers.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
editorial
▪ The Club controlled a section of Tribune, Gollancz eventually replacing Mellor on its editorial board.
▪ The Journal of Medical Screening aims to be international and multidisciplinary, and the editorial board reflects these aims.
▪ Now according to Jung, the Animus operates as a not-nice, all-male editorial board somewhere inside your fluffy head!
▪ She was on the editorial board of the radical magazine Black Dwarf.
▪ If an elected official did anything remotely similar, the editorial boards of both daily newspapers would howl for their heads.
▪ Clearly a serious publication, it enjoys the support of a number of leading academics on its editorial board.
full
▪ Supplements per person per night: No single room supp; Full board £6.25.
▪ The full board will take up the matter Monday, and passage is expected.
▪ Front sea view and balcony £3.25; Full board £3.50.
▪ At present, the full board meets every other month.
▪ First, however, the full board must give the go-ahead.
licensing
▪ The purpose of the subsection is to ensure that there is local representation on the licensing board for a division.
▪ Where an applicant is convicted, the licensing board may refuse to consider the application with which the conviction was concerned.
▪ Voting at meetings of licensing boards.
▪ For the meetings of licensing boards, see 55.4 and 5.
▪ The issue of whether a church represents a significant body of opinion is a matter for the decision of the licensing board.
▪ The most disappointing aspect of this matter is that he should have seen fit to introduce politics into licensing board affairs.
▪ The licensing board require to give reasonably full reasons for their decision.
▪ This Part of the Act imposes certain duties upon licensing boards in respect of seamen's canteens.
local
▪ In further education, it devolves power from local authorities to local self-governing boards.
▪ Ohio uses local boards to manage its outpatient mental health and mental retardation services.
▪ A few just leave it up to the local school board.
▪ One of the three local boards was in an impoverished, mainly black section of Brooklyn called Ocean Hill-Brownsville.
▪ The Contract also aims to dismantle the Department of Education and transfer its funds to families and local school boards.
▪ State law, however, gives control of instruction to local school boards.
▪ In any given year there may be 120,000 or 130,000 elections held, most of them for local school boards.
▪ State laws, local board policies, and collective bargaining agreements set forth the specific reasons why teachers can be dismissed.
medical
▪ After repeated pleas he secured a medical board to consider his case.
▪ Soldo and his co-developer, librarian Richard Schiff, visited many state medical boards to introduce the concept.
▪ A Maryland medical board ordered him to perform 100 hours of service in an Aids clinic.
▪ The activity of state medical boards is directly related to their independence and financial backing, Winn said.
▪ Three times during that year, Cottle was called before medical boards to assess his fitness for active service.
▪ An elected health commissioner would run the system with an appointed medical advisory board and regional directors.
▪ He promised to take duplicitous physicians before a medical ethics board and strip them of their credentials.
■ NOUN
bulletin
▪ At least, that's the case when downloading from a bulletin board.
▪ To call a local computer bulletin board, you would use: A.. The Terminal program in Windows.
▪ The case will be quickly followed by a second action taken against a large electronic bulletin board company.
▪ The parents had been alerted to the amendment through postings on their electronic bulletin boards.
▪ If you have a modem you can log on to a bulletin board and download it.
▪ The ideal bulletin board is a local call away, with a crowd you like and lots of cool shareware for downloading.
▪ The use of bulletin boards and list servers will be evaluated in the section focusing on the scientific arena. 5.2.3.
▪ No longer was it enough to write a program that connected reliably with local computer bulletin boards or even national on-line services.
chairman
▪ The five man selection team is completed by county board chairman Jack Wall and secretary Seamus Aldrdige.
▪ After ordering investigations of many others, Texas state prison board chairman Allan Polunsky has a new target: himself.
▪ While Eckstrom and Bronson both supported Grijalva for board chairman, there was considerable debate over that position among the three Demos.
▪ Last week, board chairman Allan Polunsky ordered an audit of all the contracts.
circuit
▪ The disadvantages are that the batteries are inconvenient to change and severe battery leakage can be disastrous to the circuit board.
▪ The brain is not a printed circuit board.
▪ Complete circuit diagram for the Quick Prom interface Fig. 4. printed circuit board component layout and full size copper foil master pattern.
▪ They regarded its motherboard, the main circuit board, as a beautiful work of art.
▪ The purpose of the circuit board fault diagnostic aid is to assist the diagnosis performed using automatic test equipment.
▪ You do this by plugging in special circuit boards.
▪ Generally, however, printed circuit boards will be protected, through their preparatory drawings, by copyright.
▪ Morrison said Apple had recently discovered flawed chips on the computers' main circuit boards could make them freeze up.
drawing
▪ The balancing of these main curves is done on the drawing board.
▪ But evolution never starts from a clean drawing board.
▪ You have to discard the propeller engine and go back to the drawing board.
▪ These are then traced on a touch-sensitive drawing board to make digital data signals which are dumped in the computer memory.
▪ The new ship, which has been on the drawing boards since the late 1970s, will be a research vessel.
▪ They must go back to the drawing board and review the whole of youth training.
▪ They want to see the road plan sent back to the drawing board.
▪ There are also different kinds of drawing boards which will hold the paper firmly down and provide moving X and Y axes.
game
▪ Their ingenious green creations included a submarine, car, baby's rattle, hand puppets and board games.
▪ Lots of computer-generated technical dazzle in this fantasy about jungle animals escaping a supernatural board game and terrorizing a New Hampshire town.
▪ Certainly one to add to the collection of board games available on shareware such as monopoly and chess.
▪ He saw her playing with the video games, checking out the board games, giving the stuffed animals trial hugs.
▪ Certainly on warm windless days board games, comics and recorder corners can be encouraged in playgrounds.
▪ Cyril said, throwing the board games, one by one, downward.
▪ In the 1880s halma was rejuvenated as a board game Waddington's-style for two to four players.
▪ My nephew and godson Peter loves board games and sports, so these are more prevalent in his home than in mine.
health
▪ As part of its general consultation process, Greater Glasgow health board consulted in respect of its acute services strategy for Glasgow.
▪ How much money has his Department spent in conjunction with the health board on those applications?
▪ From the general practice side this matter is being urgently discussed with both the health board and management executive.
▪ To some extent there is a mismatch between teachers and health board staff in the perceived role of the health board.
▪ Today's announcement could mean some of those health boards won't be running any of the hospitals in their area.
▪ It was the only health board with a well organised congenital malformation register.
▪ These include returning: Via a back to nursing or re-entry programme organised by your local health board or district health authority.
level
▪ This will cause both feet to rest on the windward rail, making it difficult to keep the board level.
▪ Representation at board level of the workers is declared, in effect, to be a natural right.
▪ As you start, therefore, concentrate on keeping the board level and getting it to move as quickly as possible.
▪ Place your front foot in the training strap, using the back foot to keep the board level. 3.
▪ The decision was discussed and agreed at board level, including the amount of space taken.
▪ Not keeping the board level with the back foot. 6.
meeting
▪ An emergency board meeting is called for November 28.
▪ The idea first came up in Thoroughbred Owners of California board meetings in June.
▪ After the board meeting, they drove fifty miles south of Auckland to meet Forster for lunch.
▪ In board meetings all across the nation, many are discussed, but few are ever chosen for implementation.
▪ What would be the point of my disagreeing with my husband at a board meeting?
▪ They attend monthly board meetings and pepper them with pointed questions and barbs.
▪ It was to have been discussed at the next Shanks &038; McEwan board meeting in early October.
▪ Doyle voiced his criticisms at a board meeting in Stoke 10 days ago.
member
▪ Public Employees Retirement System board members receive $ 100 a day when in session plus business expenses.
▪ Outside board members also would be required to own at least 1, 000 Nynex shares during their board tenure.
▪ They have been most successful when they have been able to win the trust and acceptance of the other management board members.
▪ Four current board members, Markkula included, were up for re-election.
▪ He was subsequently appointed director, Reprocessing Engineering Division, and became technical director and also a main board member in 1984.
▪ Turner, also a Time Warner board member, suggested more such deals may be in the works.
▪ Councillors rejected completely the proposal for a management board with its implied differentiation of councillors into board members and the rest.
notice
▪ They are not merely abstract theory or pious statements of intent that look good posted on the staff notice board.
▪ It's amazing how many schools that front busy roads have name boards but no notice boards.
▪ A I think that the design considerations of your notice board should be given some careful thought.
▪ It was a notice board devoted exclusively to funeral announcements, and the lawyer's death was well represented.
▪ Memos of this type are often displayed on notice boards for general information.
▪ A notice board placed in a suitable part of the ward is useful for presenting learning material.
▪ Students are responsible for keeping themselves acquainted with notices posted on official notice boards. 4.
review
▪ The study was approved by the institutional review board of the Mayo Clinic and all patients gave written consent.
▪ Among the 18 members on the review board will be the Rev.
▪ Late last year the Northern Ireland sentence review board recommended that Adair be freed from Maghaberry.
▪ Plant officials were awaiting approval of the plans by a review board of senior managers.
▪ The price review board was set up as a result of the new patent legislation.
▪ The report of the review board concludes unequivocally that the accident was caused by a high-altitude aerial explosion of an asteroidal body.
▪ So Mr Burgreen, doing all that he could, said he would add a civilian to his internal review board.
▪ The three-person review board met anyway.
room
▪ He did not look like a businessman about to discuss optical lenses in the board room at the Zeiss works.
▪ I remember walking into the board room tingling with fear and energy.
▪ Approval was given only after De Virgilio was called into the board room and given the chance to clarify Capetti's doubts.
▪ George and Donald decided against looking into the board room and made their way together and silently from the ground.
▪ On the top floor Franklin D. Hauser was addressing executives inside the large board room.
school
▪ In Mobile, Alabama, when the school board proposed a teacher competency test, the union objected.
▪ He serves on the school board, as well as doctoring the people of Atteridgeville.
▪ The school board and Superintendent Iris Metts requested a $ 1.1 billion budget.
▪ Even among all of the confusion over Ebonics, the Oakland school board has performed a service.
▪ Before tenured teachers can be dismissed, school boards must show cause why they are not fit to teach.
▪ The teachers then appeared before the school board, asking that they be treated as a group in any disciplinary proceedings.
▪ Can a new school board refuse to reappoint a teacher because of his or her association with former board members?
■ VERB
join
▪ Anyway, shortly after my joining the board of United Racecourses, it became necessary to find a manager.
▪ In 1994, Alexander joined the board of directors of Martin Marietta Corp.
▪ He joined the board of the Hearst Corporation in June 1995.
▪ She also joins the Helicon board.
▪ But since last January when Tom Davies joined the two conservative board members, the board is generating increasing public discussion.
▪ He then persuaded the late Robert Maxwell to join the board.
serve
▪ Since the autumn of 1990 she had served on the board where she co-ordinated the work of Treuhand's 15 regional offices.
▪ Many of the delegates work for him or have been appointed to serve on prestigious boards.
▪ He serves on the school board, as well as doctoring the people of Atteridgeville.
▪ He served on the school board for ten years and donated firewood.
▪ Rusty's success is due to the fact that he serves the board.
▪ We are grateful to him and to all the other people who serve on the advisory board of the know-how fund.
▪ Deglazing is simple: Remove the roast from the oven, and transfer the meat to a serving platter or cutting board.
sit
▪ He became a nationally prominent horse breeder, fostered charities, sat on corporate boards, served in the Connecticut legislature.
▪ Three family members sit on the board as non-executive directors.
▪ I sit on the boards of twenty organizations, and most are customers of this bank.
▪ Although D'Arcy sat on the board of the new company he was not disposed to play any further significant role.
▪ Supervisor Michael Yaki sits on the retirement board.
▪ Ellison also sits on the board of Next.
sweep
▪ Now comes a fine Teldec Digital Experience disc which sonically sweeps the board.
▪ Last season, they swept the board with all four leading places.
▪ If the reformists emerge as the largest group, they will sweep the board.
▪ Still, when the outcome was finally confirmed, reformers had swept the board.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
(go) back to the drawing board
▪ Voters rejected the bridge expansion plan, so it's back to the drawing board for city engineers.
▪ For San Jose, it was back to the drawing board.
▪ So Superman, once the most recognized and revered hero in comic books, was sent back to the drawing board.
▪ Sometimes, you also have to go back to the drawing board.
▪ The Cta episode has therefore sent the whole idea of direct dating of petroglyphs back to the drawing board.
▪ They must go back to the drawing board and review the whole of youth training.
▪ They want to see the road plan sent back to the drawing board.
▪ You also could go back to the drawing board with that budget, trying to reduce costs.
▪ You have to discard the propeller engine and go back to the drawing board.
on the drawing board
▪ Additional programs in international studies and telecommunications were on the drawing board.
▪ Parisians remain unconvinced that the project will be approved, especially since it is not the only idea on the drawing board.
▪ Plans also are on the drawing board to develop chips for the cable industry.
▪ The balancing of these main curves is done on the drawing board.
▪ Until that changes, the Tobin tax will remain on the drawing board.
sweep the board
▪ If the reformists emerge as the largest group, they will sweep the board.
▪ Last season, they swept the board with all four leading places.
▪ Now comes a fine Teldec Digital Experience disc which sonically sweeps the board.
▪ Still, when the outcome was finally confirmed, reformers had swept the board.
tread the boards
▪ And rather than treading the boards ... they were teetering two feet above them.
▪ I was 22 or 23 before I decided to tread the boards.
▪ If they start today they have something under three weeks before treading the boards.
▪ Morris had no idea she had trodden the boards.
▪ So it is with a good few of the faithful with whom I trod the boards in my schooldays.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a cutting board
▪ I'll put an announcement up on the board.
▪ If you don't agree with the result etc you can appeal to the board of examiners.
▪ In October, the school board recommended that uniforms become compulsory.
▪ Room and board is $3,000 per semester.
▪ The licensing board has refused us permission to sell alcohol on the premises.
▪ We got the cedar boards from an old fence.
▪ Where's the chess board?
▪ Your homework assignment is written on the board.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ An apparent ring, which had its own people inside, was responsible for earlier Sparc 2 board thieves.
▪ And a more frantic presence was trapped behind the skirting board.
▪ For six years, Lowman worked with the Los Angeles school board to get more teaching programs and transportation for handicapped children.
▪ It was a notice board devoted exclusively to funeral announcements, and the lawyer's death was well represented.
▪ Mr Balmuth joined Caldor in 1987 as president and was elected to the board in 1989.
▪ The board argued that the dispute was not protected by the First Amendment since it was an internal personnel matter.
▪ The floor boards are one quarter-inch thick and come in 34 designs.
▪ The track led only to Scudder's Cottage, the name crudely painted on a board nailed to the gate.
II.verb
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
(go) back to the drawing board
▪ Voters rejected the bridge expansion plan, so it's back to the drawing board for city engineers.
▪ For San Jose, it was back to the drawing board.
▪ So Superman, once the most recognized and revered hero in comic books, was sent back to the drawing board.
▪ Sometimes, you also have to go back to the drawing board.
▪ The Cta episode has therefore sent the whole idea of direct dating of petroglyphs back to the drawing board.
▪ They must go back to the drawing board and review the whole of youth training.
▪ They want to see the road plan sent back to the drawing board.
▪ You also could go back to the drawing board with that budget, trying to reduce costs.
▪ You have to discard the propeller engine and go back to the drawing board.
on the drawing board
▪ Additional programs in international studies and telecommunications were on the drawing board.
▪ Parisians remain unconvinced that the project will be approved, especially since it is not the only idea on the drawing board.
▪ Plans also are on the drawing board to develop chips for the cable industry.
▪ The balancing of these main curves is done on the drawing board.
▪ Until that changes, the Tobin tax will remain on the drawing board.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ A week later he boarded a ship bound for New York.
▪ Before boarding the plane, Jenny tried once more to call home.
▪ Flight 503 for Toronto is now boarding.
▪ I board with the Nicholsons during the week.
▪ I boarded with the Jansens until I found a place of my own.
▪ Phoebe boards here during the week and goes home at weekends.
▪ They boarded a flight for Israel.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Her parents offered no explanation when police boarded their plane at Chicago airport yesterday to arrest them for abandoning their children.
▪ My only knowledge is the pubs that still remain but are boarded up.
▪ Police boarded the Aberdeen to Newcastle plane after the pilot radioed for help.
▪ The sooner Morgan boarded the chopper and pushed off the better.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Board

Board \Board\ (b[=o]rd), n. [OE. bord, AS. bord board, shipboard; akin to bred plank, Icel. bor[eth] board, side of a ship, Goth. f[=o]tu-baurd footstool, D. bord board, G. brett, bort. See def. 8. [root]92.]

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

    Note: 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.

    Note: The term board answers to the modern table, but it was often movable, and placed on trestles.
    --Halliwell.

    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 authorized 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 covers, etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards.

  7. pl. 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. (Naut.)

    1. The side of a ship. ``Now board to board the rival vessels row.''
      --Dryden. See On board, below.

    2. The stretch which a ship makes in one tack. Note: 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 under Bed. Board and board (Naut.), side by side. Board of control, six privy councilors formerly appointed to superintend the affairs of the British East Indies. --Stormonth. Board rule, a figured scale for finding without calculation the number of square feet in a board. --Haldeman. Board of trade, in England, a committee of the privy council appointed to superintend matters relating to trade. In the United States, a body of men appointed for the advancement and protection of their business interests; a chamber of commerce. Board wages.

      1. Food and lodging supplied as compensation for services; as, to work hard, and get only board wages.

      2. Money wages which are barely sufficient to buy food and lodging.

    3. A separate or special allowance of wages for the procurement of food, or food and lodging. --Dryden. By the board, over the board, or side. ``The mast went by the board.'' --Totten. Hence (Fig.), To go by the board, to suffer complete destruction or overthrow. To enter on the boards, to have one's name inscribed on a board or tablet in a college as a student. [Cambridge, England.] ``Having been entered on the boards of Trinity college.'' --Hallam. To make a good board (Naut.), to sail in a straight line when close-hauled; to lose little to leeward. To make short boards, to tack frequently. On board.

      1. On shipboard; in a ship or a boat; on board of; as, I came on board early; to be on board ship.

      2. In or into a railway car or train. [Colloq. U. S.]

        Returning board, a board empowered to canvass and make an official statement of the votes cast at an election.

Board

Board \Board\, v. t. [F. aborder. See Abord, v. t.] To approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo. [Obs.]

I will board her, though she chide as loud As thunder when the clouds in autumn crack.
--Shak.

Board

Board \Board\ (b[=o]rd), v. i. 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.
--Spectator.

Board

Board \Board\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Boarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Boarding.]

  1. To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house. ``The boarded hovel.''
    --Cowper.

  2. [Cf. Board to accost, and see Board, n.] 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.
    --Totten.

  3. To enter, as a railway car. [Colloq. U. S.]

  4. To furnish with regular meals, or with meals and lodgings, for compensation; to supply with daily meals.

  5. To place at board, for compensation; as, to board one's horse at a livery stable.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
board

verb senses derived from various senses of board (n.1) and board (n.2) include "come alongside" (a ship), mid-15c. (from n.2); "put boards on, frame with boards," late 14c. (implied in boarded, from n.1); "\nto get onto" (a ship), 1590s, transferred from mid-19c. to stages, railway cars, aircraft, etc. (from n.2). Meaning "to be supplied with food and lodging" is from 1550s (from n.1 in transferred sense). Transitive meaning "provide with daily meals and lodging" is from 1590s. Related: Boarded; boarding.\n

board

Old English bord "a plank, flat surface," from Proto-Germanic *burdam (cognates: Old Norse borð "plank," Dutch bord "board," Gothic fotu-baurd "foot-stool," German Brett "plank"), from PIE *bhrdh- "board," from root *bherdh- "to cut." See also board (n.2), with which this is so confused as practically to form one word (if indeed they were not the same word all along).\n

\nA board is thinner than a plank, and generally less than 2.5 inches thick. The transferred meaning "food" (late 14c.) is an extension of the late Old English sense of "table" (compare boarder, boarding); hence, also, above board "honest, open" (1610s). A further extension is to "table where council is held" (1570s), then transferred to "leadership council, council (that meets at a table)," 1610s.

board

"side of ship," Old English bord "border, rim, ship's side," from Proto-Germanic *bordaz (cognates: Old Saxon bord, Dutch boord, German Bord, Old High German bart, Old Norse barð), perhaps from the same source as board (n.1), but not all sources accept this. Connected to border; see also starboard.\n

\nIf not etymologically related to board (n.1), the two forms represented in English by these words were nonetheless confused at an early date in most Germanic languages, a situation made worse in English because this Germanic root also was adopted as Medieval Latin bordus (source of Italian and Spanish bordo). It also entered Old French as bort "beam, board, plank; side of a ship" (12c., Modern French bord), either from Medieval Latin or Frankish, and from thence it came over with the Normans to mingle with its native cousins. By now the senses are inextricably tangled. Some etymology dictionaries treat them as having been the same word all along.

Wiktionary
board

Etymology 1 n. A relatively long, wide and thin piece of any material, usually wood or similar, often for use in construction or furniture-making. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship, aircraft, train or other conveyance. 2 (context transitive English) To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money. 3 (context transitive English) To receive meals and lodging in exchange for money. 4 (context transitive nautical English) To capture an enemy ship by going alongside and grappling her, then invading her with a boarding party 5 (context intransitive English) To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation 6 (context transitive now rare English) To approach (someone); to make advances to, accost. 7 To cover with boards or boarding. 8 To hit (someone) with a wooden board. Etymology 2

n. (context basketball informal English) A rebound.

WordNet
board
  1. v. get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.) [syn: get on] [ant: get off]

  2. live and take one's meals at or in; "she rooms in an old boarding house" [syn: room]

  3. lodge and take meals (at)

  4. provide food and lodging (for); "The old lady is boarding three men"

board
  1. n. a committee having supervisory powers; "the board has seven members"

  2. a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose; "he nailed boards across the windows"

  3. a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes [syn: plank]

  4. a board on which information can be displayed to public view [syn: display panel, display board]

  5. a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games; "he got out the board and set up the pieces" [syn: gameboard]

  6. food or meals in general; "she sets a fine table"; "room and board" [syn: table]

  7. electrical device consisting of an insulated panel containing switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices; "he checked the instrument panel"; "suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree" [syn: control panel, instrument panel, control board, panel]

  8. a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities [syn: circuit board, circuit card, card]

  9. a table at which meals are served; "he helped her clear the dining table"; "a feast was spread upon the board" [syn: dining table]

Wikipedia
Board

Board or Boards may refer to:

Board (bridge)

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Rectangular aluminum board

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Leather or pliable plastic wallet-style board

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In duplicate bridge, a board is an item of equipment that holds one deal, or one deck of 52 cards distributed in four hands of 13 cards each. The design permits the entire deal of four hands to be passed, carried or stacked securely with the cards hidden from view in four pockets. This is required for duplicate bridge tournaments, where the same deal is played several times and so the composition of each hand must be preserved during and after each play of each deal.

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Stacked plastic boards with cards inserted

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Each board is usually marked with the following information: board number – (from '1' to as high as '36') identifies the deal and helps to order the play of multiple deals; compass directions – used to match the four hands to the four players at a table; dealer – designates which player is the "dealer"; this designates the player who is to make the first call of the auction; vulnerability – often represented by color code: a "vulnerable" partnership is usually shown in red and a "not vulnerable" partnership in green, white or no color. Most designs include a slot or pocket to hold a paper travelling score sheet.

Colloquially, the term board may refer to one deal plus its bidding and play. When bridge is played online, there are no physical boards, nor physical cards, but the software emulates all of the features of duplicate boards and the unit of the game is commonly called a board.

Usage examples of "board".

Or that the Abloy key over there on the board is for the main entrance.

Munday the 25 being Christmas day, we began to drinke water aboord, but at night, the Master caused vs to have some Beere, and so on board we had diverse times now and then some Beere, but on shore none at all.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The author wishes to acknowledge the Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australia Council and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies for their financial assistance with the preparation of this book.

At Port Resolution, in the New Hebrides, Martin elected to walk barefooted in the bush and returned on board with many cuts and abrasions, especially on his shins.

And there were problems with these votes, since the Sem-inole County Canvassing Board had allowed Republican Party volunteers to fill in missing data on absentee-ballot applications completed by registered Republicansa violation of Florida lawand many overseas absentee ballots from members of the armed forces lacked the postmarks required by law.

Seminole County Canvassing Board allowed Republican Party volunteers to fill in missing voter registration numbers on applications submitted by registered Republican voters requesting absentee ballots.

I thought that the world would be better off without Acer Laidlaw -- not to mention the GGRI board -- and that if all of them were subsumed into the stormy interior of Neptune I might have a chance again with Valerie.

One of the ways a correct burial was achieved was by means of a special board, on which a spoon was spun.

That board will acquiesce to your wishes no matter what, as they always did what Grandmother wanted in the past.

They addressed his majesty to interpose with his allies that they might increase their quotas of land forces, to be put on board the fleet in proportion to the numbers his majesty should embark.

Having seen Jacopo fairly out of the harbor, Dantes proceeded to make his final adieus on board The Young Amelia, distributing so liberal a gratuity among her crew as to secure for him the good wishes of all, and expressions of cordial interest in all that concerned him.

The closet, which adjoins my chamber at La Vallee, has a sliding board in the floor.

Such were the remonstrances made to his catholic majesty with respect to the illegality of the prize, which the French East India company asserted was taken within shot of a neutral port, that the Penthievre was first violently wrested out of the hands of the captors, then detained as a deposit, with sealed hatches, and a Spanish guard on board, till the claims of both parties could be examined, and at last adjudged to be an illegal capture, and consequently restored to the French, to the great disappointment of the owners of the privateer.

Even if an adolescent just wants to talk with friends in chat rooms, blogs, message boards, or email encounters, he or she still has to WRITE.

The concept theoretically should be able to impact adversarial situations that apply across the board to high, mid, low, no, or minimal technology threats.