board

[ bawrd, bohrd ]
/ bɔrd, boʊrd /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to take one's meals, or be supplied with food and lodging at a fixed price: Several of us board at the same rooming house.
Ice Hockey. to hit an opposing player with a board check.

Idioms for board

Origin of board

before 900; Middle English, Old English bord board, table, shield; cognate with Dutch boord board, bord plate, German Bort, Old Norse borth, Gothic -baurd

OTHER WORDS FROM board

board·a·ble, adjectiveboard·like, adjectivere·board, verb (used with object)un·board·ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH board

board boredboard committee council panel trust
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British Dictionary definitions for board

board
/ (bɔːd) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of board

boardable, adjective

Word Origin for board

Old English bord; related to Old Norse borth ship's side, table, Old High German bort ship's side, Sanskrit bardhaka a cutting off
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Idioms and Phrases with board

board

see across the board; back to the drawing board; bed and board; bulletin board; by the board; go overboard; on board; open and aboveboard; room and board; stiff as a board; tread the boards.

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