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board

noun  /bɔrd, boʊrd/ us  

board noun (FLAT PIECE)

[C] a thin, flat piece of hard material such as wood or plastic: The floor boards of the old house squeaked as he walked across them. [C] A board is also a flat piece of hard material that is made to be used for a particular purpose: an ironing board a cheese board [C] A board can be a chalkboard. [C] A board can also be a circuit board.

board noun (PEOPLE)

[C] the group of people who are responsible for controlling the operation of a public or private organization: a community/school board She sits on the board of several large companies.

board noun (MEALS)

[U] meals provided when you are staying somewhere
Idioms

board

verb  /bɔrd, boʊrd/ us  

board verb (GET ON)

[I/T] to get onto or allow people to get onto an aircraft, train, or ship: [I] Flight 701 to Los Angeles is now boarding at gate 14A.

board verb (MEALS)

[T] to arrange for an animal to be temporarily taken care of and fed at a place other than its home: [T] We board our dogs at the kennel when we go away.
Phrasal verbs
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