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1‘a wooden board’
plank, beam, panel, slat, batten, timber, length of timber, piece of wood, lath
2‘the board of directors’
committee, council, panel, directorate, commission, group, delegation, delegates, trustees, panel of trustees, convocation
3‘your room and board will be free’
food, meals, daily meals, provisions, sustenance, nourishment, fare, diet, menu, table, bread, daily bread, foodstuffs, refreshments, edibles
keep, maintenance, upkeep
informal grub, nosh, eats, chow, scoff
formal comestibles, provender
archaic vittles, commons, victuals, viands, aliment
1‘he had boarded the aircraft’
get on, enter, go on board, go aboard, step aboard, climb on, mount, ascend, embark
informal hop on, jump on
formal emplane, entrain, embus
alight, get off
2‘a number of his students boarded with him and his wife’
lodge, live, reside, have rooms, be quartered, be housed, be settled, have one's home
North American room
informal put up, have digs
3‘the old system of boarding young trainees on the farm has virtually disappeared’
accommodate, lodge, take in, put up, house, billet, quarter, harbour, provide shelter for, shelter, give a bed to, give someone a roof over their head, make room for, give accommodation to, receive
keep, feed, cater for, cook for
‘both its windows had been boarded up’
cover over, cover up, close up, shut up, seal
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