boards, boarding, boarded
1) N-COUNT: usu n N A board is a flat, thin, rectangular piece of wood or plastic which is used for a particular purpose.

...a chopping board.

2) N-COUNT A board is a square piece of wood or stiff cardboard that you use for playing games such as chess.

...a draughts board...

Dr Tinsley had five pieces on the board against Chinook's four.

3) N-COUNT You can refer to a blackboard or a noticeboard as a board.

He wrote a few more notes on the board.

4) N-COUNT Boards are long flat pieces of wood which are used, for example, to make floors or walls.

The floor was draughty bare boards.

5) N-COUNT: oft the N in sing The board of a company or organization is the group of people who control it and direct it.

Arthur has made a recommendation, which he wants her to put before the board at a special meeting scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.

...the agenda for the September 12 board meeting.

6) N-COUNT: usu the n N Board is used in the names of various organizations which are involved in dealing with a particular kind of activity.

The Scottish Tourist Board said 33,000 Japanese visited Scotland last year.

...the US National Transportation Safety Board.

7) VERB When you board a train, ship, or aircraft, you get on it in order to travel somewhere. [FORMAL]

[V n] I boarded the plane bound for England. [Also V]

8) N-UNCOUNT Board is the food which is provided when you stay somewhere, for example in a hotel.

Free room and board are provided for all hotel staff.

9) See also bulletin board
10) PHRASE: usu v-link PHR An arrangement or deal that is above board is legal and is being carried out honestly and openly.

All I knew about were Antony's own financial dealings, which were always above board.

11) PHRASE: usu PHR after v, PHR n If a policy or a situation applies across the board, it affects everything or everyone in a particular group.

There are hefty charges across the board for one-way rental...

The President promised across-the-board tax cuts if re-elected.

12) PHRASE: V inflects If something goes by the board, it is rejected or ignored, or is no longer possible.

It's a case of not what you know but who you know in this world today and qualifications quite go by the board.

13) PHRASE: PHR after v, v-link PHR, oft PHR n When you are on board a train, ship, or aircraft, you are on it or in it.

They arrived at Gatwick airport on board a plane chartered by the Italian government...

A US naval task force with two thousand marines on board is waiting off the coast.

14) PHRASE: V inflects If someone sweeps the board in a competition or election, they win nearly everything that it is possible to win.

Spain swept the board in boys' team competitions.

15) PHRASE: V inflects If you take on board an idea or a problem, you begin to accept it or understand it.

You may have to accept their point of view, but hope that they will take on board some of what you have said.

Phrasal Verbs:

English dictionary. 2008.


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