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 Eng. deske, the same word as dish, disk. Related to Dish, Disk.
A piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments.
1. A table, frame, or case with a sloping or horizontal surface especially for writing and reading and often with drawers, compartments, and pigeonholes.
2. A reading table or lectern from which a liturgical service is read.
3. A table, counter, stand, or booth at which a person works.
4. A division of an organization specializing in a particular phase of activity.
5. A seating position according to rank in an orchestra.
Sinonimi: tabular array
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.