Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “across the board”

across the board

C2 happening or having an effect on people at every level and in every area: The improvement has been across the board, with all divisions either increasing profits or reducing losses. The initiative has across-the-board support. General
(Definition of across the board from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “across the board”

Definitions of “across the board” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

throw

to send something through the air with force, especially by a sudden movement of the arm

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More