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Whenever I hear people talking about liberal ideas, I am always astounded that men should love to fool themselves with empty sounds. An idea should never be liberal; it must be vigorous, positive, and without loose ends so that it may fulfill its divine mission and be productive. The proper place for liberality is in the realm of the emotions.Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
to board (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
- A relatively long, wide and thin piece of sawn wood or similar material, usually intended for use in construction.
- A device (e.g., switchboard) containing electrical switches and other controls and designed to control lights, sound, telephone connections, etc.
- Short for blackboard, whiteboard, chessboard, surfboard, etc.
- 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.
- (uncountable) Regular meals or the amount paid for them in a place of lodging.
- Room and board
- (nautical) The side of a ship.
- (nautical) The distance a sailing vessel runs between tacks when working to windward
- (basketball, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A rebound.
- (ice hockey) The wall that surrounds an ice hockey rink, often in plural.
- (archaic) A long, narrow table, like that used in a medieval dining hall.
Terms derived from “board”
piece of wood
amount paid for meals and lodging
device containing electrical switches
blackboard, whiteboard etc
Third person singular
- To step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship or aircraft.
- To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money.
- To receive meals and lodging in exchange for money.
- (nautical) To capture an enemy ship by going alongside and grappling her, then invading her with a boarding party
to step or climb
to provide someone with meals and lodging
to receive meals and lodging in exchange for money
nautical: to capture an enemy ship
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