board board  /ˈbɔrd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a committee having supervisory powers
  2. (n) a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
  3. (n) a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose
  4. (n) food or meals in general
  5. (n) a vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view
  6. (n) a table at which meals are served
  7. (n) electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices
  8. (n) a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
  9. (n) a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games
  10. (v) get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)
  11. (v) live and take one's meals at or in
  12. (v) lodge and take meals (at)
  13. (v) provide food and lodging (for)

Usage(s):

  1. In a fundamental power shift in corporate America, boards of directors, once tame and docile, are turning on their masters.
  2. For decades, museum curator Irving Finkel has been on the trail of a 4,600-year-old board game.
  3. Two of its board members do have financial-services experience, but with insurance companies.

News

  1. Board declares frack-free zone along Lake Pepin

    The Pepin County Board has declared a 10-mile ribbon of popular bluff land on the Wisconsin side of Lake Pepin off limits to frack sand development. The ordinance passed on a 9-3 vote Wednesday night. Mining proponents and some county board members criticized the proposal. But the Star Tribune reports residents around the villages of Pepin and Stockholm pushed for the frack-free zone. Ordinance ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WISC-TV Madison

  2. Board of Water, Electric, and Communications Trustees meeting: June 25, 2013

    Board of Water, Electric, and Communications
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Muscatine Journal

  3. Board Backs Turning Astrodome Into Convention Hall

    Board recommends turning Houston Astrodome into massive convention center        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: ABC News

Quotes

  1. "It is obvious that after the experience so far in this World Cup it would be a nonsense not to reopen the file of technology at the business meeting of the International FA Board in July," he said. "Personally I deplore it when you see...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Sepp Blatter Source: The Guardian

  2. Obama said Clinton was "a corporate lawyer sitting on the board at Wal-Mart" while he was fighting for working-class Americans in Illinois.
    on Jan 21, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Bloomberg

  3. "I just need to keep progressing and keep moving my way up the board," he said. "It's a long haul. The US Open is not going to get easier as the week goes on -- especially on the weekend. And from what I hear it's supposed to be overcast, so...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Tiger Wood Source: ESPN

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