› [C or S] (also board of directors) MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE the group of people who shareholders choose to manage a company or organization: The board has decided to reject the offer. Club manager, Gomez, insists he has the full backing of the board.be/sit/have a seat on the board He sat on the board of the WPP Group for over ten years.step down/stand down/resign from the board She will stand down from the board at the forthcoming AGM. At the age of 27, she is the youngest member to join the board. an emergency board meeting. a non-executive board member → Compare board of directors, board of trustees, management board
› [C] MANAGEMENT a group of people who are responsible for making rules and decisions on behalf of an organization: A complaint was filed with the state medical board. a school governing board
› [C] (also circuit board) IT a flat object covered with small metal electrical connections that create one or more circuits, used in computers and other electronic equipment : a graphics board
› [C] (also noticeboard) WORKPLACE a flat object on a wall on which information can be fixed: There is a list of names on the board outside my office.
› [U] (also board and lodging) a room and meals that are provided for someone who is staying away from home, for example in a hotel: The package includes food and board.
the boards › WORKPLACE examinations given by some business organizations in the US: The best strategy for passing the boards is to study early and often.
be above board › to be legal and honest: Pay-offs and all other financial dealings were ruled to have been above board.
across the board › affecting all areas, parts of an organization, people, etc. involved in a particular situation: The new 18% tax rate will apply across the board.
be/come/get on board › to be or start to be involved in an activity: Make sure all senior managers are on board and involved in the internet strategy.
bring/get sb on board › to make someone become involved in an activity: A consultancy firm was brought on board to ensure consistency and compatibility.
on board › TRANSPORT travelling on a plane, ship, or train: The aircraft had 92 passengers on board.
take sth on board › to accept a new idea, method of working, etc.: It's important that we take on board the environmental concerns of consumers. → See also advertising board, appeals board, bulletin board, examination board, full board, half board, marketing board, message board, oversight board, printed circuit, review board, supervisory board, tourist board