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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Molding  \Mold"ing\,  Moulding  \Mould"ing\,  p.a. 
  Used  in  making  a  mold  or  moldings;  used  in  shaping  anything 
  according  to  a  pattern. 
 
  {Molding,  or  Moulding},  {board}. 
  a  See  {Follow  board},  under  {Follow},  v.  t. 
  b  A  board  on  which  bread  or  pastry  is  kneaded  and  shaped. 
 
 
  {Molding,  or  Moulding},  {machine}. 
  a  (Woodworking)  A  planing  machine  for  making  moldings.  ( 
  b  )  (Founding)  A  machine  to  assist  in  making  molds  for 
  castings. 
 
  {Molding,  or  Moulding},  {mill},  a  mill  for  shaping  timber. 
 
  {Molding,  or  Moulding},  {sand}  (Founding),  a  kind  of  sand 
  containing  clay,  used  in  making  molds. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Board  \Board\,  n.  [OE.  bord,  AS  bord  board,  shipboard;  akin  to 
  bred  plank,  Icel.  bor?  board,  side  of  a  ship,  Goth. 
  f?tu-baurd]/>  footstool,  D.  bord  board,  G.  brett,  bort.  See 
  def.  8.  [root]92.] 
  1.  A  piece  of  timber  sawed  thin,  and  of  considerable  length 
  and  breadth  as  compared  with  the  thickness,  --  used  for 
  building,  etc 
 
  Note:  When  sawed  thick,  as  over  one  and  a  half  or  two  inches, 
  it  is  usually  called  a  plank. 
 
  2.  A  table  to  put  food  upon 
 
  Note:  The  term  board  answers  to  the  modern  table,  but  it  was 
  often  movable,  and  placed  on  trestles.  --Halliwell. 
 
  Fruit  of  all  kinds  .  .  .  She  gathers,  tribute 
  large  and  on  the  board  Heaps  with  unsparing 
  hand.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  4.  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 
 
  Both  better  acquainted  with  affairs  than  any  other 
  who  sat  then  at  that  board.  --Clarendon. 
 
  We  may  judge  from  their  letters  to  the  board. 
  --Porteus. 
 
  5.  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. 
 
  6.  Paper  made  thick  and  stiff  like  a  board,  for  book  covers, 
  etc.;  pasteboard;  as  to  bind  a  book  in  boards. 
 
  7.  pl  The  stage  in  a  theater;  as  to  go  upon  the  boards,  to 
  enter  upon  the  theatrical  profession. 
 
  8.  [In  this  use  originally  perh.  a  different  word  meaning 
  border,  margin;  cf  D.  boord,  G.  bord,  shipboard,  and  G. 
  borte  trimming;  also  F.  bord  (fr.  G.)  the  side  of  a  ship. 
  Cf  {Border}.]  The  border  or  side  of  anything  (Naut.) 
  a  The  side  of  a  ship.  ``Now  board  to  board  the  rival 
  vessels  row.''  --Dryden.  See  {On  board},  below. 
  b  The  stretch  which  a  ship  makes  in  one  tack. 
 
  Note:  Board  is  much  used  adjectively  or  as  the  last  part  of  a 
  compound;  as  fir  board,  clapboard,  floor  board, 
  shipboard,  sideboard,  ironing  board,  chessboard, 
  cardboard,  pasteboard,  seaboard;  board  measure. 
 
  {The  American  Board},  a  shortened  form  of  ``The  American 
  Board  of  Commissioners  for  Foreign  Missions''  (the  foreign 
  missionary  society  of  the  American  Congregational 
  churches). 
 
  {Bed  and  board}.  See  under  {Bed}. 
 
  {Board  and  board}  (Naut.),  side  by  side 
 
  {Board  of  control},  six  privy  councilors  formerly  appointed 
  to  superintend  the  affairs  of  the  British  East  Indies. 
  --Stormonth. 
 
  {Board  rule},  a  figured  scale  for  finding  without  calculation 
  the  number  of  square  feet  in  a  board.  --Haldeman. 
 
  {Board  of  trade},  in  England,  a  committee  of  the  privy 
  council  appointed  to  superintend  matters  relating  to 
  trade  In  the  United  States,  a  body  of  men  appointed  for 
  the  advancement  and  protection  of  their  business 
  interests;  a  chamber  of  commerce. 
 
  {Board  wages}. 
  a  Food  and  lodging  supplied  as  compensation  for 
  services;  as  to  work  hard,  and  get  only  board  wages. 
  b  Money  wages  which  are  barely  sufficient  to  buy  food 
  and  lodging. 
  c  A  separate  or  special  allowance  of  wages  for  the 
  procurement  of  food,  or  food  and  lodging.  --Dryden. 
 
  {By  the  board},  over  the  board,  or  side  ``The  mast  went  by 
  the  board.''  --Totten.  Hence  (Fig.), 
 
  {To  go  by  the  board},  to  suffer  complete  destruction  or 
  overthrow. 
 
  {To  enter  on  the  boards},  to  have  one's  name  inscribed  on  a 
  board  or  tablet  in  a  college  as  a  student.  [Cambridge, 
  England.]  ``Having  been  entered  on  the  boards  of  Trinity 
  college.''  --Hallam. 
 
  {To  make  a  good  board}  (Naut.),  to  sail  in  a  straight  line 
  when  close-hauled;  to  lose  little  to  leeward. 
 
  {To  make  short  boards},  to  tack  frequently. 
 
  {On  board}. 
  a  On  shipboard;  in  a  ship  or  a  boat;  on  board  of  as  I 
  came  on  board  early;  to  be  on  board  ship. 
  b  In  or  into  a  railway  car  or  train.  [Colloq.  U.  S.] 
 
  {Returning  board},  a  board  empowered  to  canvass  and  make  an 
  official  statement  of  the  votes  cast  at  an  election. 
  [U.S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Board  \Board\,  v.  i. 
  To  obtain  meals,  or  meals  and  lodgings,  statedly  for 
  compensation;  as  he  boards  at  the  hotel. 
 
  We  are  several  of  us  gentlemen  and  ladies,  who  board 
  in  the  same  house.  --Spectator. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Board  \Board\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Boarded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Boarding}.] 
  1.  To  cover  with  boards  or  boarding;  as  to  board  a  house. 
  ``The  boarded  hovel.''  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  [Cf.  {Board}  to  accost,  and  see  {Board},  n.]  To  go  on 
  board  of  or  enter  as  a  ship,  whether  in  a  hostile  or  a 
  friendly  way 
 
  You  board  an  enemy  to  capture  her  and  a  stranger  to 
  receive  news  or  make  a  communication.  --Totten. 
 
  3.  To  enter  as  a  railway  car  [Colloq.  U.  S.] 
 
  4.  To  furnish  with  regular  meals,  or  with  meals  and  lodgings, 
  for  compensation;  to  supply  with  daily  meals. 
 
  5.  To  place  at  board,  for  compensation;  as  to  board  one's 
  horse  at  a  livery  stable. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Board  \Board\,  v.  t.  [F.  aborder.  See  {Abord},  v.  t.] 
  To  approach;  to  accost;  to  address;  hence  to  woo.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  will  board  her  though  she  chide  as  loud  As  thunder 
  when  the  clouds  in  autumn  crack.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  board 
  n  1:  a  committee  having  supervisory  powers;  "the  board  has  seven 
  members" 
  2:  a  flat  piece  of  material  designed  for  a  special  purpose;  "he 
  nailed  boards  across  the  windows" 
  3:  a  stout  length  of  sawn  timber;  made  in  a  wide  variety  of 
  sizes  and  used  for  many  purposes  [syn:  {plank}] 
  4:  a  board  on  which  information  can  be  displayed  to  public  view 
  [syn:  {display  panel},  {display  board}] 
  5:  a  flat  portable  surface  (usually  rectangular)  designed  for 
  board  games;  "he  got  out  the  board  and  set  up  the  pieces" 
  [syn:  {gameboard}] 
  6:  food  or  meals  in  general;  "she  sets  a  fine  table";  "room  and 
  board"  [syn:  {table}] 
  7:  an  insulated  panel  containing  switches  and  dials  and  meters 
  for  controlling  electrical  devices;  "he  checked  the 
  instrument  panel";  "suddenly  the  board  lit  up  like  a 
  Christmas  tree"  [syn:  {control  panel},  {instrument  panel}, 
  {control  board},  {panel}] 
  8:  a  printed  circuit  that  can  be  inserted  into  expansion  slots 
  in  a  computer  to  increase  the  computer's  capabilities 
  [syn:  {circuit  board},  {circuit  card},  {card}] 
  9:  a  table  at  which  meals  are  served;  "he  helped  her  clear  the 
  dining  table";  "a  feast  was  spread  upon  the  board"  [syn:  {dining 
  table}] 
  v  1:  get  on  board  of  (trains,  buses,  ships,  aircraft,  etc.)  [syn: 
  {get  on}]  [ant:  {get  off}] 
  2:  live  and  take  one's  meals  (in  a  certain  place)  [syn:  {room}] 
  3:  lodge  and  take  meals  at 
  4:  provide  food  and  lodging  for 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  board  n.  1.  In-context  synonym  for  {bboard};  sometimes  used 
  even  for  Usenet  newsgroups  (but  see  usage  note  under  {bboard},  sense  1). 
  2.  An  electronic  circuit  board. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  board 
 
  1.  In-context  synonym  for  {bboard};  sometimes  used  even  for 
  {Usenet}  newsgroups 
 
  2.  An  electronic  circuit  board. 
 
 




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