Keyboard etymology


English word keyboard comes from English board, English key

Etymology of keyboard

Detailed word origin of keyboard

Dictionary entry Language Definition
board English (en) (basketball, informal) A rebound. (intransitive) To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation. (transitive) To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money.. (transitive) To receive meals and lodging in exchange for money.. (transitive) To step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship, aircraft, train or other conveyance.. (transitive) To write [...]
key English (en) (slang) (though this is more commonly shortened to kay) One of a string of small islands. Important, salient.. Indispensable, supremely important. (colloquial) To vandalize (a car, etc.) by scratching with an implement such as a key.. (computing) (more usually to key in) To enter (information) by typing on a keyboard or keypad.. (intransitive, biology, chiefly, taxonomy) To be identified as [...]
keyboard English (en) (intransitive) To type on a computer keyboard. (computing, etc.) A set of keys used to operate a typewriter, computer etc.. (music) A component of many instruments including the piano, organ, and harpsichord consisting of usually black and white keys that cause different tones to be produced when struck.. (music) A device with keys of a musical keyboard, used to control electronic sound- [...]