Definition of board in English:
- Rusted sheet metal, asphaltic roofing, old boards, or slate tiles are other roofing alternatives.
- The rough stucco was replaced with random-length tongue-and-groove boards to create an old-fashioned look.
- Nail or screw down loose boards or fittings, and clean all the gaps thoroughly.
- He is on the boards of the Abbey Theatre and Sutton Park School in Dublin.
- One artistic work that stupendously manages this neat feat of perspective is the musical Cabaret, currently on the boards of the Citadel Theatre.
- Some have gone from being on the boards to back stage.
- I've checked the boards, the panels and the wiring.
- Some architects were dabbling with it from the very beginning, he says, but most were still tied to hand drawings and drafting boards.
- You may want to spread a sheet of plywood as a kneeling board over the newly laid tile as you continue to work.
- Those of you that were unemployed several years ago may remember display boards with attached hand written postcards advertising job vacancies.
- Desks were moved to the walls, books were placed in the appropriate places and the rules were written on the board.
- Mary is often forced to dodge missiles when she turns her back on her 31-member class to write on the board.
- In the game, players take turns to push coins up a board with horizontal lines across it.
- As time passed, the game evolved, with boards consisting of 10x10 and later 13x13 grids at different periods while the number of stones increased.
- Sadly, most of the game boards have been damaged beyond recognition.
- Now he has graduated to reading electronics magazines and relishes at the thought of circuitry boards and diagrams and putting together all manner of devices.
- The company says the chipsets are optimized for Quadro boards, yet support other graphics boards.
- It estimates that 70 per cent of graphic boards built this year will use DDR DRAM, and that it has 80 per cent of this business.
- A board fastened to your feet enables jumps and elaborate tricks to be carried out.
- Well basically it's sky-diving with a board fixed to your feet.
- The sport combines elements of surfing on a board with the added dimension of a kite.
- Running into the boards in the rinks these days is like running into a brick wall.
- When he was cut on the cheek with a skate blade during one battle near the boards, he immediately got the wound patched up and was ready to go again.
- Pucks crack against the boards, glass and goalposts.
- Right now, my team needs more aggression on the boards.
- He is scoring less but doing a nice job on the boards and blocks.
- Even if the club makes the playoffs, it won't be a factor until the players get more easy baskets and hold their own on the boards.
- Thus then you may perceive what be the boards of this book, and what be the leaves; how it is written within and without; how it is lined and leathered, and what be the letters, as well the small as the great.
- The innards of the book are carefully cut out, leaving only the book boards (front, back and spine).
- First, I say, that a book hath two boards: the two boards of this book are the two parts of the cross, for when the book is opened and spread, the leaves be couched upon the boards.
- At a meeting of 14 board members, the decision was taken unanimously to organize a street demonstration.
- Most corporations paid directors for attending board and committee meetings.
- All the decisions taken were fully informed decisions of a conscientiously acting board or body of trustees.
- Room and board, a small monthly stipend and unlimited access to studio space are provided.
- Room and board are the student's responsibility, as is the financing of tuition.
- He also highlighted that the asylum seeker does get meals and board.
- Here the meals were prepared, and they were brought hence by our man on a tray, into the large house, where the board was spread.
- He arose when he heard the household stir, and went down to the table, where the board was laid with fresh, hot bread and butter, and golden honeycomb, with strawberries and cream in bowls.
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- Finally, I was able to board the ship and find my cabin, which it appeared I was sharing with a young Polish girl, Maria.
- He directed them to abandon ship and to board life rafts in the 25-foot seas.
- Finally, we got on a bus and boarded the aircraft.
- British Airways Flight BA117 is now boarding through gate number 10.
- Two men embrace tenderly before separating, 'tickets please' calls a voice from the past, and an electric sign reads 'the 20.55 is now boarding'.
- Flight 2723 to Atlanta is now boarding and we apologize for the long delay.
- To pay his legal bills he had to sell his house, and for the past eight years he has boarded with a couple living in the same area.
- And there's the couple I boarded with, who gave me the keys to the house the first night I stayed with them.
- From September she will board at the White Lodge in Richmond Park London, the Royal Ballet's accommodation.
- Unlike Oxford rival Summer Fields, where most pupils board, at the Dragon day pupils are in the majority.
- These students board from Sunday night to Friday, going home for the weekend.
- At eight, Will starts boarding at Horris Hill prep school, taking piano lessons and finally becoming head chorister.
- While raising her family she also used to board dogs and looked after injured animals for vets.
- The cowboys say the Master Street stable was the last large, affordable place for them to board their horses in the city.
- He was kept up to date with proceedings in the ring by John Clarke of the Irish National Stud, which boards the mare.
- The windows are boarded up and covered with bars.
- One window of her terraced home is boarded up and the building has been empty since she was taken into custody last year.
- A year ago the classrooms stood empty, the windows were boarded up, and the future of the Queen Anne School building was anything but certain.
- Night skiing is an exhilarating experience you won't want to miss when fellow skiers gather to ski or board down the main run each night with flares in hand.
- My friends and I love to board.
- I guess my best day out of the whole trip was Friday, where we boarded across to the two lower and relatively small runs on Super Morzine.
It is more difficult to cheat at cards if your hands are clearly visible above the table. This is where the expression above board comes from. Board is an old word for table, as well as the planks that make it, and if a card player was playing ‘above board’ they were showing that they were not trying to cheat. The members of the board that runs a company typically sit round a large table in the boardroom, and it is again the meaning ‘table’ that gives them their name. See also cabinet
The expression across the board originally comes from horse racing. A bet made ‘across the board’ is one in which you stake equal amounts of money on the same horse to win a race, to come second, or to finish in the first three. The board here is one on which bookmakers write up the odds. Go by the board was originally said at sea of masts and pieces of rigging that fell overboard. The board in this case was the side of the ship, and is used also in on board, overboard (Old English), and shipboard (Middle English).
go by the board
- (Of something planned or previously upheld) be abandoned, rejected, or ignored: my education just went by the board[earlier in nautical use meaning 'fall overboard', used of a mast falling past the board, i.e., the side of the ship]More example sentences
- The longed-for tour to New Zealand went by the board.
- Weeks of planning went by the board when it poured down and the barriers blocking the way into Albert Square were lifted with more than two hours to go.
- Opponents deserved no respect and the conventions of war went by the board.
- On or in a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle.Example sentences
- After a quick assessment he was taken on board the aircraft.
- Mr Kelly said the 770 passengers on board the ship were preparing to disembark.
- Christopher Columbus reputedly chanced upon hammocks in Haiti and sailors were soon slumbering in them on board ship.
- informal 2.1 Onto a team or group as a member: the need to bring on board a young managerMore example sentences
- After the company took over, how was the new management team brought on board?
- Two prominent dating experts have been brought on board to assist members in their search.
- We have an exceptional team on board with over two dozen national and international advertising awards between them.
- informal 2.1 (Of a jockey) riding.Example sentences
- They had two winners but neither had usual stable jockey McCoy on board.
- Champion jockey Tony McCoy, on board Best Mate, finished in second while Bacchanal took third.
- Etherington has booked Paul Fessey to ride Evening Press, the same jockey who was on board last time she ran.
take something on board
- informal Fully consider or assimilate a new idea or situation: we’ve got to take accusations of sexism on boardMore example sentences
- I am not surprised the idea has not been taken on board.
- After a lot of discussion with you all, your ideas have been taken on board.
- We feel people are taking these things on board, following advice and genuinely complying with regulations.
tread the boards
- informal Appear on stage as an actor.Example sentences
- George is an actor who has trod the boards with many of the big names in British theatre.
- A theatre company whose actors have been treading the boards for 20 years in Swindon has received a big cash boost.
- Lured to the stage, he trod the boards for fifteen years as an actor, producer, and playwright.
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