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English definition of “board”

board

noun (WOOD)    /bɔːd/ US  /bɔːrd/
B2 [C] a thin, flat piece of cut wood or other hard material, often used for a particular purpose: Cut the vegetables on a chopping (US cutting) board. There was a "For Sale" board outside the house. → See also breadboard, soundboardTypes of wood A2 [C] a flat piece of wood or other hard material with a special pattern on it, used for playing games: a chess boardBoard games - general words A1 [C] a blackboard or whiteboard: The teacher wrote her name up on the board.Paper Schools in general A2 [C] a noticeboard: I stuck the notice (up) on the board.Office equipmentCommunicating by telephonePaper and stationery [C] a diving board: I dived off the top board today, Dad.Swimming the boards [plural] the wooden fence surrounding the ice surface in ice hockeySurfaces on which sports take place old-fashioned the stage in a theatreTheatres, cinemas and their parts
(Definition of board noun (WOOD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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