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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Board, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Boarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Boarding.]
 1. To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house. “The boarded hovel.”
 2.  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.   --Totten.
 3. To enter, as a railway car. [Colloq. U. S.]
 4. To furnish with regular meals, or with meals and lodgings, for compensation; to supply with daily meals.
 5. To place at board, for compensation; as, to board one's horse at a livery stable.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Board·ing, n.
 1. Naut. The act of entering a ship, whether with a hostile or a friendly purpose.
    Both slain at one time, as they attempted the boarding of a frigate.   --Sir F. Drake.
 2. The act of covering with boards; also, boards, collectively; or a covering made of boards.
 3. The act of supplying, or the state of being supplied, with regular or specified meals, or with meals and lodgings, for pay.
 Boarding house, a house in which boarders are kept.
 Boarding nettings Naut., a strong network of cords or ropes erected at the side of a ship to prevent an enemy from boarding it.
 Boarding pike Naut., a pike used by sailors in boarding a vessel, or in repelling an attempt to board it. --Totten.
 Boarding school, a school in which pupils receive board and lodging as well as instruction.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or
           aircraft [syn: embarkation, embarkment] [ant: debarkation]
      2: a structure of boards