noun the side of a ship.
2. board ·noun a table to put food upon.
3. board ·noun to enter, as a railway car.
4. board ·noun the border or side of anything.
5. board ·noun the stretch which a ship makes in one tack.
6. board ·vt to cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house.
7. board ·noun to go on board of, or enter, as a ship, whether in a hostile or a friendly way.
8. board ·noun to place at board, for compensation; as, to board one's horse at a livery stable.
9. board ·noun the stage in a theater; as, to go upon the boards, to enter upon the theatrical profession.
10. board ·vi to obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation; as, he boards at the hotel.
11. board ·noun to furnish with regular meals, or with meals and lodgings, for compensation; to supply with daily meals.
12. board ·noun paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, ·etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards.
13. board ·vt to approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo.
14. board ·noun a piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, used for building, ·etc.
15. board ·noun hence: what is served on a table as food; stated meals; provision; entertainment;
usually as furnished for pay; as, to work for one's board; the price of board.
xvi. board ·noun a square or oblong piece of thin wood or other material used for some special purpose, as, a molding board; a board or surface painted or arranged for a game; as, a chessboard; a backgammon board.
xvii. board ·noun a table at which a council or court is held. hence: a council, convened for business, or any authorized assembly or meeting, public or private; a number of persons appointed or elected to sit in council for the management or direction of some public or private business or trust; as, the board of admiralty; a board of trade; a board of directors, trustees, commissioners, ·etc.