What is board?

  • (verb): Provide food and lodging (for).
    Example: "The old lady is boarding three men"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on board:

University Of Oregon - History - Push For Independence and Growth
... There is currently a growing movement to establish an independent university board ... Proponents believe an independent board will give the university more autonomy, and free it from relying on inadequate state funding ... it is believed that an independent board will help pave the way for a new $1.6 billion dollar endowment ...
Heelflip - Execution
... A heelflip is the opposite of a kickflip, the board spins toe-side (towards the toes) ... For a regular skater (left foot in front) the board spins clockwise from the perspective of one behind the skater ... toe side (diagonal), so that the last part of the foot to leave the board is the heel, hence the name ...
Heelflip - Variations
... Double Heelflip, where the board flips twice before being caught ... Triple Heelflip, where the board flips three times before being caught ... flip), where the skater's body does a 180 turn while the board only does a heelflip ...
Vrije Universiteit - Management Structure
... The board of trustees of the university is the Vereniging VU-Windesheim, which also manages Windesheim University of Applied Sciences (Dutch Christelijke Hogeschool Windesheim) in ... The university is run by an executive board which makes decisions in consultation with the Board of Deans ...
Types of Takeover - Friendly Takeovers
... Before a bidder makes an offer for another company, it usually first informs the company's board of directors ... In an ideal world, if the board feels that accepting the offer serves the shareholders better than rejecting it, it recommends the offer be accepted by the shareholders ... In a private company, because the shareholders and the board are usually the same people or closely connected with one another, private acquisitions are usually friendly ...

More definitions of "board":

  • (noun): A table at which meals are served.
    Example: "A feast was spread upon the board"
    Synonyms: dining table
  • (noun): Food or meals in general.
    Example: "Room and board"
    Synonyms: table
  • (noun): A stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes.
    Synonyms: plank
  • (verb): Lodge and take meals (at).
  • (noun): A flat piece of material designed for a special purpose.
    Example: "He nailed boards across the windows"
  • (noun): A committee having supervisory powers.
    Example: "The board has seven members"
  • (noun): Electrical device consisting of an insulated panel containing switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices.
    Example: "Suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree"
    Synonyms: control panel, instrument panel, control board, panel
  • (noun): A printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities.
    Synonyms: circuit board, circuit card, card
  • (verb): Get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.).
    Synonyms: get on
  • (noun): A flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games.
    Example: "He got out the board and set up the pieces"
    Synonyms: gameboard
  • (verb): Live and take one's meals at or in.
    Synonyms: room

Famous quotes containing the word board:

    Midway the lake we took on board two manly-looking middle-aged men.... I talked with one of them, telling him that I had come all this distance partly to see where the white pine, the Eastern stuff of which our houses are built, grew, but that on this and a previous excursion into another part of Maine I had found it a scarce tree; and I asked him where I must look for it. With a smile, he answered that he could hardly tell me.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    And they heaved a mighty breath, every soul on board but me,
    As they saw her nose again pointing handsome out to sea;
    But all that I could think of, in the darkness and the cold,
    Was just that I was leaving home and my folks were growing old.
    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)

    During depression the world disappears. Language itself. One has nothing to say. Nothing. No small talk, no anecdotes. Nothing can be risked on the board of talk. Because the inner voice is so urgent in its own discourse: How shall I live? How shall I manage the future? Why should I go on?
    Kate Millett (b. 1934)