Related formspre·board·ing, adjective, noun
Definition for boarding (2 of 2)
- Theater. the stage: The play will go on the boards next week.
- the wooden fence surrounding the playing area of an ice-hockey rink.
- a racing course made of wood, used especially in track meets held indoors: his first time running on boards.
- the side of a ship.
- one leg, or tack, of the course of a ship beating to windward.
- the area of a woolshed where shearing is done.
- a crew of shearers working in a particular woolshed.
- sheep about to be sheared.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of board
Related formsboard·a·ble, adjectiveboard·like, adjectivere·board, verb (used with object)un·board·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for boarding
He squints slightly, has a squared jaw, and speaks in British-accented English, the product of a boarding school education.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo|Nina Strochlic|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like Donal, he requested to go to boarding school to escape his homelife; also like Donal, he was initially miserable there.Colm Toibin Describes The Creation Of His Quiet Masterpiece ‘Nora Webster’|Jennie Yabroff|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tickets will be free, but anyone who has ever denied anthropogenic climate change will be automatically denied a boarding pass.I Want My Damn Hoverboard! 12 Movie Inventions That Should Exist|Rich Goldstein|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First: Was he contagious when boarding the plane and are his plane-mates therefore at risk?
He lived in a boarding house in Cambridge, Mass., while Ina stayed on Long Island with their son Chase, who was in school.‘The Power Broker’ Turns 40: How Robert Caro Wrote a Masterpiece|Scott Porch|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I have a hunch that after eating a while in boarding houses a good home-cooked meal must be a welcome change.The Radio Boys at the Sending Station|Allen Chapman
Magnus, storming furiously forward at that moment, was wounded in the wrist as he was boarding a hostile ship.Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)|Charles Morris
I have no desire for these boarding schools in the abstract.The Boy's Voice|J. Spencer Curwen
I found on entering the smoking room of the boarding house, that "Uncle Dick Moss," a rank spiritualist, had the floor.Out of the Fog|C. K. Ober
There were upwards of a hundred boarding at the same house with ourselves.A Visit To The United States In 1841|Joseph Sturge
British Dictionary definitions for boarding (1 of 2)
- the act of embarking on an aircraft, train, ship, etc
- (as modifier)a boarding pass
British Dictionary definitions for boarding (2 of 2)
- a smaller flat piece of rigid material for a specific purposeironing board
- (in combination)breadboard; cheeseboard
- (sometimes functioning as plural) a group of people who officially administer a company, trust, etca board of directors
- (as modifier)a board meeting
- a list on which stock-exchange securities and their prices are posted
- informal the stock exchange itself
- the side of a ship
- the leg that a sailing vessel makes on a beat to windward
- any of various portable surfaces specially designed for indoor games such as chess, backgammon, etc
- (as modifier)board games
- a set of hands in duplicate bridge
- a wooden or metal board containing four slots, or often nowadays, a plastic wallet, in which the four hands are placed so that the deal may be replayed with identical hands
- (in gambling) to win all the cards or money
- to win every event or prize in a contest
Derived Formsboardable, adjective
Word Origin for board
Idioms and Phrases with boarding
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.