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board

board

 
 
pronunciation:
bord
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a flat, cut piece of wood; plank.
synonyms:
plank
similar words:
beam, slat
definition 2: a flat piece of wood, cardboard, or other stiff material, used for a specific purpose.
John brought out the game board.
 
definition 3: short form of blackboard, chalkboard, or whiteboard.
The new teacher wrote her name on the board.
definition 4: a group of people who manage or direct something; committee; council.
The board of education will choose a new principal.
synonyms:
committee, council
similar words:
cabinet, panel
definition 5: meals served daily, usually for pay.
Now that he is eighteen, he pays his parents for room and board.
similar words:
meals
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: boarded, boarding, boards
definition 1: to close or cover using boards (often followed by "up").
They boarded up the old building to keep out trespassers.
similar words:
close, cover
definition 2: to give daily meals to, usually for pay.
We'll board Miss Jones in our house for a month.
synonyms:
feed
definition 3: to get into or on.
It's time to board the airplane.
synonyms:
embark, enter
antonyms:
alight
similar words:
catch
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Are you looking for the word bored (feeling tired or restless)? Board and bored sound alike but have different meanings.
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