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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English borden, bordyn, burden, equivalent to board +‎ -en (made or consisting of).


boarden (not comparable)

  1. Made of boards or wood; wooden
    • 1812, William Steel Dickson, A narrative of the confinement and exile of William Steel Dickson:
      After dinner, twenty rooms, each between sixteen and eighteen feet square, were allotted us by ballot, sixteen of which were laid with brick over the boarden floor.
    • 1913, Report & Transactions, volume 45-46, page 79:
      A domestic servant, native of North Devon, said: “There's a boarden box up there.”
    • 1972, Samuel Pepys, ‎Robert Latham, ‎William Matthews, The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1666, page 177:
      And after dinner, by water to White-hall and there waited, till the Council rose, in the boarden gallery.
    • 2005, Peadar O'Donnell, Islanders, page 45:
      Biddy nodded. 'I see Mickey's wans are puttin' in a boarden floor in the room,' she said.

Etymology 2Edit



  1. Misspelling of broaden.