Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “board”

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 , etc Boats 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 Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “board” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

grand prix

one of a series of important international races for very fast and powerful cars

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