board1 [ bɔrd ] noun ***
▸ 1 flat piece of wood
▸ 2 for showing information
▸ 3 group that manages something
▸ 4 meals
▸ 5 examinations
1. ) count a long thin flat piece of wood, used especially for making floors and other parts of buildings: PLANK:
There's a loose board in the bedroom.
Boards had been nailed up to cover the broken window.
a ) uncount a thin flat sheet of wood or other hard material:
We use only recycled paper and board in our packaging.
The walls were lined with insulating board.
b ) count a thin flat piece of wood or other material that is used for something, for example for making a firm surface or for playing a game:
He put the bread on the board and began to slice it.
We wanted to play chess but I couldn't find the board.
a group of surfers waxing their boards
2. ) count a flat wide surface such as a BULLETIN BOARD or BLACKBOARD placed upright and used for showing information:
The board said Danger Keep Out.
The final grades were posted on the board.
The train station has an electronic board showing all departure times.
3. ) count a group of people who have the responsibility of managing important business or government activities:
an advisory/editorial board
She was appointed to the board investigating lapses in airport security.
school board: The local school board is trying to raise teachers' salaries.
board of trustees: The hospital's board of trustees voted for the merger.
a ) the most important people in a company, who make decisions about the way that the company is managed:
He sits on the boards of several companies.
board of directors: She has recently been appointed to the board of directors.
chairman of the board: Fred's father is chairman of the board.
4. ) uncount meals provided for you when you stay at a hotel, live at another person's house, etc.:
room and board: She gets $100 a week plus room and board (=a place to stay and meals).
5. ) the boards plural AMERICAN BOARD EXAMS
go by the board BRITISH
if a plan, idea, or activity goes by the board, it is stopped or forgotten:
Our plans to expand went by the board for lack of funding.
on board
1. ) on a ship or an airplane:
The airplane had 125 passengers and crew on board.
A customs officer came on board the ship.
2. ) involved in a project or organization, or working for a company:
Welcome to the team. It's great to have you on board.
take something on board
to consider an idea, problem, or situation and try to deal with it:
The committee will take your opinions on board before making a decision.
board 2 [ bɔrd ] verb *
1. ) intransitive or transitive to get onto a ship, aircraft, train, or bus:
She boarded the wrong train.
We're boarding through gate 16.
a ) intransitive if a plane or ship is boarding, passengers are being allowed to get on it:
When I got to the airport, my flight was already boarding.
2. ) intransitive to live at another person's house in a room that you pay for:
board with: She had three students who boarded with her.
a ) to live with other students at school or college during the part of the year that you go to classes:
From the age of eight, George boarded at a private school in Maine.
,board `off phrasal verb transitive
to hide something by putting wooden boards over or around it:
Part of the garage had been boarded off during building works.
,board `out phrasal verb transitive BRITISH
to arrange for a person or animal to stay with someone who is paid to look after them for a period of time
,board `over phrasal verb transitive
to cover something with wooden boards:
They boarded over all the old fireplaces.
,board `up phrasal verb transitive
to cover a window or door with wooden boards:
All the windows were either broken or boarded up.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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