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English noun: board

1. board (group) a committee having supervisory powers


SamplesThe board has seven members.


Broader (hypernym)commission, committee


Narrower (hyponym)advisory board, appeal board, appeals board, board of appeals, board of directors, board of education, board of selectmen, directorate, draft board, Federal Reserve Board, governing board, planning board, school board, zoning board


Member holonymboard member, director

2. board (substance) a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes


Synonymsplank


Broader (hypernym)lumber, timber


Narrower (hyponym)chipboard, deal, hardboard, matchboard, skid, strake, wale


Part holonymknot, knothole

3. board (artifact) a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose


SamplesHe nailed boards across the windows.


Broader (hypernym)flat solid, sheet


Narrower (hyponym)aquaplane, bread board, breadboard, bulletin board, chopping board, cutting board, drafting board, drainboard, draining board, drawing board, dry wall, drywall, floor board, floorboard, hawk, ironing board, kneeler, mortarboard, notice board, palette, pallet, planchette, scoreboard, sideboard, sideboard, skateboard, snowboard, springboard, surfboard, trencher, wake board, wakeboard, wallboard, work-board, workboard

4. board (food) food or meals in general


SamplesShe sets a fine table.
Room and board.


Synonymstable


Broader (hypernym)fare


Narrower (hyponym)training table

5. board (artifact) a vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view


Synonymsdisplay board, display panel


Broader (hypernym)display, video display


Narrower (hyponym)big board

6. board (artifact) a table at which meals are served


SamplesHe helped her clear the dining table.
A feast was spread upon the board.


Synonymsdining table


Broader (hypernym)table


Narrower (hyponym)dining-room table, dinner table, high table, refectory table, triclinium

7. board (artifact) electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices


SamplesHe checked the instrument panel.
Suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree.


Synonymscontrol board, control panel, instrument panel, panel


Broader (hypernym)electrical device


Narrower (hyponym)dashboard, fascia


Part holonymidiot light

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


Synonymsadd-in, card, circuit board, circuit card, plug-in


Broader (hypernym)printed circuit


Narrower (hyponym)CPU board, mother board, PC board

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


SamplesHe got out the board and set up the pieces.


Synonymsgameboard


Broader (hypernym)surface


Narrower (hyponym)backgammon board, checker board, checkerboard, cribbage board, dart board, dartboard, go board, monopoly board, Ouija, Ouija board, pegboard, punchboard


English verb: board

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


Synonymsget on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)come in, enter, get in, get into, go in, go into, move into


Narrower (hyponym)catch, embark, entrain, ship


Antonymsget off

2. board (stative) live and take one's meals at or in


SamplesShe rooms in an old boarding house.


Synonymsroom


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)dwell, inhabit, live, populate

3. board (consumption) lodge and take meals (at)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)habituate, use


Entailconsume, have, ingest, take, take in


Verb groupboard

4. board (consumption) provide food and lodging (for)


SamplesThe old lady is boarding three men.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply


Narrower (hyponym)live in, sleep in


Entailfeed, give


Verb groupboard









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