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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Boarding  \Board"ing\,  n. 
  1.  (Naut.)  The  act  of  entering  a  ship,  whether  with  a  hostile 
  or  a  friendly  purpose. 
 
  Both  slain  at  one  time,  as  they  attempted  the 
  boarding  of  a  frigate.  --Sir  F. 
  Drake. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  covering  with  boards;  also  boards, 
  collectively;  or  a  covering  made  of  boards. 
 
  3.  The  act  of  supplying,  or  the  state  of  being  supplied,  with 
  regular  or  specified  meals,  or  with  meals  and  lodgings, 
  for  pay 
 
  {Boarding  house},  a  house  in  which  boarders  are  kept. 
 
  {Boarding  nettings}  (Naut.),  a  strong  network  of  cords  or 
  ropes  erected  at  the  side  of  a  ship  to  prevent  an  enemy 
  from  boarding  it 
 
  {Boarding  pike}  (Naut.),  a  pike  used  by  sailors  in  boarding  a 
  vessel,  or  in  repelling  an  attempt  to  board  it  --Totten. 
 
  {Boarding  school},  a  school  in  which  pupils  receive  board  and 
  lodging  as  well  as  instruction. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boarding 
  n  1:  the  act  of  passengers  and  crew  getting  aboard  a  ship  or 
  aircraft  [syn:  {embarkation},  {embarkment}]  [ant:  {debarkation}] 
  2:  a  structure  of  boards 




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