- (n.) Manner of approaching or accosting; address.
- (v. t.) To approach; to accost.
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Definition of: DOBRA
- The basic unit of money on Sao Tome e Principe
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- (n.) A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, -- used for building, etc.
- (n.) A table to put food upon.
- (n.) Hence: What is served on a table as food; stated meals; provision; entertainment; -- usually as furnished for pay; as, to work for one's board; the price of board.
- (n.) A table at which a council or court is held. Hence: A council, convened for business, or any authorized assembly or meeting, public or private; a number of persons appointed or elected to sit in council for the management or direction of some public or private business or trust; as, the Board of Admiralty; a board of trade; a board of directors, trustees, commissioners, etc.
- (n.) A square or oblong piece of thin wood or other material used for some special purpose, as, a molding board; a board or surface painted or arranged for a game; as, a chessboard; a backgammon board.
- (n.) Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards.
- (n.) The stage in a theater; as, to go upon the boards, to enter upon the theatrical profession.
- (n.) The border or side of anything.
- (n.) The side of a ship.
- (n.) The stretch which a ship makes in one tack.
- (v. t.) To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house.
- (n.) To go on board of, or enter, as a ship, whether in a hostile or a friendly way.
- (n.) To enter, as a railway car.
- (n.) To furnish with regular meals, or with meals and lodgings, for compensation; to supply with daily meals.
- (n.) To place at board, for compensation; as, to board one's horse at a livery stable.
- (v. i.) To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation; as, he boards at the hotel.
- (v. t.) To approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo.
- (superl.) Wide; extend in breadth, or from side to side; -- opposed to narrow; as, a broad street, a broad table; an inch broad.
- (superl.) Extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad expanse of ocean.
- (superl.) Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full.
- (superl.) Fig.: Having a large measure of any thing or quality; not limited; not restrained; -- applied to any subject, and retaining the literal idea more or less clearly, the precise meaning depending largely on the substantive.
- (superl.) Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.
- (superl.) Plain; evident; as, a broad hint.
- (superl.) Free; unrestrained; unconfined.
- (superl.) Characterized by breadth. See Breadth.
- (superl.) Cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humor.
- (superl.) Strongly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent.
- (n.) The broad part of anything; as, the broad of an oar.
- (n.) The spread of a river into a sheet of water; a flooded fen.
- (n.) A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders.