board

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. council, cabinet, panel, committee, directorate; plank; cardboard; provisions, fare. —v. lodge, feed; embark (See departure). See food, attack, layer.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A piece of thin lumber]
Syn. plank, lath, strip, slat; see beam 1 , lumber .
2. [Meals]
Syn. food, mess, fare, provisions, keep, victuals, rations, eats*; see also food , meal 2 .
3. [A body of men having specific responsibilities]
Syn. jury, council, cabinet; see committee .
across the board,
Syn. equally, impartially, fairly; see equally .
go by the board,
Syn. be lost, be ignored, go, vanish; see fail 1 .
on board,
Syn. present, in transit, loaded, en route; see aboard , shipped .
v.
1. [To cover]
Syn. plank, tile, paper, batten; see cover 1 .
2. [To go aboard]
Syn. mount, embark, embus, entrain, enplane, put to sea, cast off, go on board, get on; see also climb 2 , leave 1 .
Ant. disembark, get off, go ashore.
3. [To take care of]
Syn. lodge, room, put up, harbor, bed, accommodate, feed, house, care for, let crash*; see also accommodate 3 , feed .
Ant. neglect*, reject, starve.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. plank two-by-four, beam, slat, stick, lumber, timber, clapboard, slat, panel.
2. committee directors, council, trustees, advisers, cabinet.
3. room and board keep, provisions, meals.
II
v.
1. go aboard get on, enter, embark.
2. accommodate feed, lodge, house, quarter.
3. cover with wood sheathe, panel, enclose.
ANT.: 1. disembark, deplane, detrain, leave
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun A raised platform on which theatrical performances are given. Used in plural: proscenium, stage. See PERFORMING ARTS. II verb 1. To provide with often temporary lodging: accommodate, bed (down), berth, bestow, billet, bunk1, domicile, harbor, house, lodge, put up, quarter, room. See PROTECTION. 2. To go aboard (a means of transport): catch, take. See USED.

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