board noun - definition in the Learner's Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “board”

See all translations

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)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “board” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More