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board

noun
 
 
/bɔːd/
WOOD [C] a long, thin, flat piece of wood: He nailed some boards across the broken window.Carpentry and joinery
SURFACE [C] B1 a flat piece of wood, plastic, etc used for a particular purpose: an ironing board a chopping board Carpentry and joinery
INFORMATION [C] A2 a piece of wood, plastic, etc on a wall, where information can be put: Have you seen the poster on the board?Office equipmentCommunicating by telephonePaper and stationery
SCHOOL ROOM [C] A1 a surface on the wall of a school room that the teacher writes on: Copy down the sentences from the board.Schools in general
GAMES [C] A2 a piece of wood, cardboard, etc for playing games on: a chess boardBoard games
ORGANIZATION [group] a group of people who officially control a company or organization, or a particular type of business activity: The board approved the sales plan.Bosses, managers and directorsPeople in charge of or controlling other people
on board B1 on a boat, train, aircraft, etcBoats in general
MEALS [U] B2 meals that are provided when you stay in a hotel: bed and board How much is a single room with full board (= all meals)?Accommodating peopleMeals and parts of meals
→  See also bulletin board , diving board , drawing board , full board , half board , ironing board , across the board
(Definition of board noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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