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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


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.


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.


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.


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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