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Board vs. Plank

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Boardnoun

A relatively long, wide and thin piece of any material, usually wood or similar, often for use in construction or furniture-making.

Planknoun

A long, broad and thick piece of timber, as opposed to a board which is less thick.

Boardnoun

A device (e.g., switchboard) containing electrical switches and other controls and designed to control lights, sound, telephone connections, etc.

Planknoun

A political issue that is of concern to a faction or a party of the people and the political position that is taken on that issue.

‘Germanization was a central plank of German conservative thinking in the 19th and 20th centuries.’;

Boardnoun

A flat surface with markings for playing a board game.

‘Each player starts the game with four counters on the board.’;

Planknoun

Physical exercise in which one holds a pushup position for a measured length of time.

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Boardnoun

Short for blackboard, whiteboard, chessboard, surfboard, message board (on the Internet), etc.

Planknoun

A stupid person, idiot.

Boardnoun

A committee that manages the business of an organization, e.g., a board of directors.

‘We have to wait to hear back from the board.’;

Planknoun

That which supports or upholds.

Boardnoun

(uncountable) Regular meals or the amount paid for them in a place of lodging.

‘Room and board’;

Plankverb

(transitive) To cover something with planking.

‘to plank a floor or a ship’;

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Boardnoun

(nautical) The side of a ship.

Plankverb

(transitive) To bake (fish, etc.) on a piece of cedar lumber.

Boardnoun

(nautical) The distance a sailing vessel runs between tacks when working to windward.

Plankverb

To lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash.

‘to plank money in a wager’;

Boardnoun

(ice hockey) The wall that surrounds an ice hockey rink, often in plural.

Plankverb

(transitive) To harden, as hat bodies, by felting.

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Boardnoun

(archaic) A long, narrow table, like that used in a medieval dining hall.

Plankverb

To splice together the ends of slivers of wool, for subsequent drawing.

Boardnoun

Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, etc.; pasteboard.

‘to bind a book in boards’;

Plankverb

(intransitive) To pose for a photograph while lying rigid, face down, arms at side, in an unusual place.

Boardnoun

(video games) A level or stage having a particular layout.

Planknoun

A broad piece of sawed timber, differing from a board only in being thicker. See Board.

Boardnoun

A container for holding pre-dealt cards that is used to allow multiple sets of players to play the same cards. Board (duplicate bridge)

Planknoun

Fig.: That which supports or upholds, as a board does a swimmer.

‘His charity is a better plank than the faith of an intolerant and bitter-minded bigot.’;

Boardnoun

A rebound.

Planknoun

One of the separate articles in a declaration of the principles of a party or cause; as, a plank in the national platform.

Boardverb

(transitive) To step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship, aircraft, train or other conveyance.

‘It is time to board the aircraft.’;

Plankverb

To cover or lay with planks; as, to plank a floor or a ship.

Boardverb

(transitive) To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money.

‘to board one's horse at a livery stable’;

Plankverb

To lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash; as, to plank money in a wager.

Boardverb

(transitive) To receive meals and lodging in exchange for money.

Plankverb

To harden, as hat bodies, by felting.

Boardverb

To capture an enemy ship by going alongside and grappling her, then invading her with a boarding party

Plankverb

To splice together the ends of slivers of wool, for subsequent drawing.

Boardverb

(intransitive) To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation

Planknoun

a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes

Boardverb

To approach (someone); to make advances to, accost.

Planknoun

an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party

Boardverb

To cover with boards or boarding.

‘to board a house’;

Plankverb

cover with planks;

‘The streets were planked’;

Boardverb

To hit (someone) with a wooden board.

Plankverb

set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise;

‘He planked the money on the table’; ‘He planked himself into the sofa’;

Boardverb

(transitive) To write something on a board, especially a blackboard or whiteboard.

Plankverb

cook and serve on a plank;

‘Planked vegetable’; ‘Planked shad’;

Boardnoun

A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, - used for building, etc.

Boardnoun

A table to put food upon.

‘Fruit of all kinds . . . She gathers, tribute large, and on the boardHeaps with unsparing hand.’;

Boardnoun

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.

Boardnoun

A table at which a council or court is held.

‘Both better acquainted with affairs than any other who sat then at that board.’; ‘We may judge from their letters to the board.’;

Boardnoun

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.

Boardnoun

Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards.

Boardnoun

The stage in a theater; as, to go upon the boards, to enter upon the theatrical profession.

Boardnoun

The border or side of anything.

Boardverb

To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house.

Boardverb

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.’;

Boardverb

To enter, as a railway car.

Boardverb

To furnish with regular meals, or with meals and lodgings, for compensation; to supply with daily meals.

Boardverb

To place at board, for compensation; as, to board one's horse at a livery stable.

Boardverb

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.’;

Boardverb

To approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo.

‘I will board her, though she chide as loudAs thunder when the clouds in autumn crack.’;

Boardnoun

a committee having supervisory powers;

‘the board has seven members’;

Boardnoun

a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose;

‘he nailed boards across the windows’;

Boardnoun

a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes

Boardnoun

a board on which information can be displayed to public view

Boardnoun

a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games;

‘he got out the board and set up the pieces’;

Boardnoun

food or meals in general;

‘she sets a fine table’; ‘room and board’;

Boardnoun

electrical device consisting of an insulated panel containing switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices;

‘he checked the instrument panel’; ‘suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree’;

Boardnoun

a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities

Boardnoun

a table at which meals are served;

‘he helped her clear the dining table’; ‘a feast was spread upon the board’;

Boardverb

get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)

Boardverb

live and take one's meals at or in;

‘she rooms in an old boarding house’;

Boardverb

lodge and take meals (at)

Boardverb

provide food and lodging (for);

‘The old lady is boarding three men’;

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