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Council vs. Board

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Councilnoun

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

Boardnoun

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

Councilnoun

Discussion or deliberation.

Boardnoun

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

Councilnoun

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

Boardnoun

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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Councilnoun

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.’;

Boardnoun

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

Councilnoun

Act of deliberating; deliberation; consultation.

‘Satan . . . void of rest,His potentates to council called by night.’; ‘O great in action and in council wise.’;

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.’;

Councilnoun

a body serving in an administrative capacity;

‘student council’;

Boardnoun

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

‘Room and board’;

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Councilnoun

(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

Boardnoun

(nautical) The side of a ship.

Councilnoun

a meeting of people for consultation;

‘emergency council’;

Boardnoun

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

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.

Boardnoun

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

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Boardnoun

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

Boardnoun

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

‘to bind a book in boards’;

Boardnoun

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

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)

Boardnoun

A rebound.

Boardverb

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

‘It is time to board the aircraft.’;

Boardverb

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

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

Boardverb

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

Boardverb

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

Boardverb

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

Boardverb

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

Boardverb

To cover with boards or boarding.

‘to board a house’;

Boardverb

To hit (someone) with a wooden board.

Boardverb

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

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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