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Council vs. Board — What's the Difference?

Council vs. Board — What's the Difference?

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Council

A council is a group of people who come together to consult, deliberate, or make decisions. A council may function as a legislature, especially at a town, city or county/shire level, but most legislative bodies at the state/provincial or national level are not considered councils.
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Board

A long flat slab of sawed lumber; a plank.
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Council

An assembly of persons called together for consultation, deliberation, or discussion.
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Board

A long flat slab of another material, used as a structural member.
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Council

A body of people elected or appointed to serve as administrators, legislators, or advisers.
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Board

A flat, rigid, often rectangular piece of material used as a surface upon which to work
A cutting board.
An ironing board.
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Council

An assembly of church officials and theologians convened for regulating matters of doctrine and discipline.
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Board

A blackboard.
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Council

The discussion or deliberation that takes place in such an assembly or body.
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Board

A bulletin board.
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Council

A committee that leads or governs (e.g. city council, student council).
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Board

A scoreboard.
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Council

Discussion or deliberation.
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Board

A toteboard.
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Council

An assembly of men summoned or convened for consultation, deliberation, or advice; as, a council of physicians for consultation in a critical case.
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Board

A flat piece of material designed or equipped to be ridden as a sport, especially a snowboard, skateboard, or surfboard.
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Council

A body of man elected or appointed to constitute an advisory or a legislative assembly; as, a governor's council; a city council.
An old lord of the council rated me the other day.
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Board

A diving board.
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Council

Act of deliberating; deliberation; consultation.
Satan . . . void of rest,His potentates to council called by night.
O great in action and in council wise.
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Board

A backboard.
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Council

A body serving in an administrative capacity;
Student council
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Board

A flat, rigid piece of material on which a game is played, such as a checkerboard or chessboard.
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Council

(Christianity) an assembly or theologians and bishops and other representative of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine
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Board

A table at which official meetings are held; a council table.
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Council

A meeting of people for consultation;
Emergency council
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Board

An organized body of administrators or investigators
A board of trustees.
A board of directors.
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Board

A table, especially one set for serving food.
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Board

Food or meals considered as a whole
Board and lodging.
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Board

(Sports) The wooden structure enclosing an area for skating, such as the ice on which hockey is played, or enclosing a playing area, as for indoor soccer.
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Board

A theater stage.
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Board

(Basketball) A rebound.
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Board

An electrical-equipment panel.
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Board

(Computers) A circuit board.
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Board

The side of a ship.
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Board

A leeboard.
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Board

A centerboard.
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Board

(Obsolete) A border or edge.
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Board

To cover or close with boards
Board up a broken window.
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Board

To furnish with meals in return for pay.
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Board

To house where board is furnished
Board a horse at a stable.
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Board

To enter or go aboard (a vehicle or ship).
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Board

To allow (passengers) on board.
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Board

(Nautical) To come alongside (a ship).
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Board

(Sports) To force (an opposing hockey player) into the boards with a body check.
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Board

(Obsolete) To approach.
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Board

To receive meals or food and lodging as a paying customer.
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Board

(Sports) To use a snowboard, skateboard, surfboard, or similar item.
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Board

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

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

A flat surface with markings for playing a board game.
Each player starts the game with four counters on the board.
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Board

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

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.
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Board

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

(nautical) The side of a ship.
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Board

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

The wall that surrounds an ice hockey rink.
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Board

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

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

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

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

A rebound.
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Board

(transitive) To step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship, aircraft, train or other conveyance.
It is time to board the aircraft.
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Board

(transitive) To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money.
To board one's horse at a livery stable
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Board

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

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

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

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

To cover with boards or boarding.
To board a house
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Board

To hit (someone) with a wooden board.
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Board

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

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

A table to put food upon.
Fruit of all kinds . . . She gathers, tribute large, and on the boardHeaps with unsparing hand.
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Board

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.
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Board

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.
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Board

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.
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Board

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

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

The border or side of anything.
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Board

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

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.
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Board

To enter, as a railway car.
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Board

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

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

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.
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Board

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.
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Board

A committee having supervisory powers;
The board has seven members
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Board

A flat piece of material designed for a special purpose;
He nailed boards across the windows
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Board

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

A board on which information can be displayed to public view
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Board

A flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games;
He got out the board and set up the pieces
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Board

Food or meals in general;
She sets a fine table
Room and board
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Board

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
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Board

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

A table at which meals are served;
He helped her clear the dining table
A feast was spread upon the board
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Board

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

Live and take one's meals at or in;
She rooms in an old boarding house
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Board

Lodge and take meals (at)
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Board

Provide food and lodging (for);
The old lady is boarding three men
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