Sheet of slate; for writing with chalk; SYN. chalkboard. black-board
A hard smooth usually dark surface used especially in a classroom for writing or drawing on with chalk.
ETYM Old Eng. bord, AS. bord board, shipboard; akin to bred plank, Icel. borth board, side of a ship, Goth. fôtu-baurd footstool, Dutch bord board, German brett, bort. Related to def. 8.
1. A flat piece of material (usually wood) designed for a special purpose.
2. A stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes; SYN. plank.
3. A flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games; SYN. gameboard.
4. A committee having supervisory powers.
5. Food or meals in general; SYN. table.
In NGO work, a group of officials or persons with standing in the commu-nity or field who are chosen to govern and assist with the development of an organization.
ETYM Old Fren. plate a plate of metal, a cuirsas, French plat a plate, a shallow vessel of silver, other metal, or earth, from plat flat, Greek plax. Related to Place.
1. A flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded; SYN. photographic plate.
2. A full-page illustration (usually on slick paper).
3. A horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage.
4. A main course served on a plate.
5. A metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners); SYN. scale, shell.
6. A rigid layer of the lithosphere that is believed to drift slowly.
7. A shallow receptacle for collection in church; SYN. collection plate.
8. A sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic.
9. Any flat platelike body structure or part.
10. On which food is served or from which food is eaten.
11. The quantity contained in a plate; SYN. plateful.
12. The thin under portion of the forequarter.
According to plate tectonics, one of a number of slabs of solid rock, about a hundred kilometers thick and often several thousands of kilometers across, making up the Earth's surface.
Together, the plates make up the lithosphere.
Plates are made up of two types of crustal material: oceanic crust (sima) and continental crust (sial), both of which are underlain by a solid layer of the mantle. Oceanic crust is heavy and consists largely of basalt. It is formed at constructive margins. Continental crust is less dense and is rich in granite. It is made up of volcanic islands and folded sediments, and is usually associated with destructive margins.
ETYM Old Eng. slabbe, of uncertain origin; perhaps originally meaning, a smooth piece, and akin to slape, Icel. sleipr slippery, and Eng. slip, v. i.
Thick piece of something.
ETYM French, from Latin tabula a board, tablet, a painting. Related to Tabular, Taffrail, Tavern.
1. A piece of furniture having a smooth flat top supported by one or more vertical legs.
2. A piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it.
3. A set of data arranged in rows and columns; SYN. tabular array.
4. A company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game.