[ bawrd, bohrd ]
/ bɔrd, boʊrd /
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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.



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Idioms for board

Origin of board

First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English bord “board, table, shield”; cognate with Dutch boord “board,” bord “plate,” German Bort, Old Norse borth, Gothic -baurd
board·a·ble, adjectiveboardlike, adjectivere·board, verb (used with object)un·board·ed, adjective
1. board , bored2. board , committee, council, panel, trust
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British Dictionary definitions for board

/ (bɔːd) /



boardable, adjective
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


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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