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board

 (bôrd)
n.
1.
a. A long flat slab of sawed lumber; a plank.
b. A long flat slab of another material, used as a structural member.
2. A flat, rigid, often rectangular piece of material used as a surface upon which to work: a cutting board; an ironing board.
3. A flat piece of rigid material designed to display information, especially:
a. A blackboard.
b. A bulletin board.
c. A scoreboard.
d. A toteboard.
4. Sports
a. A flat piece of material designed or equipped to be ridden as a sport, especially a snowboard, skateboard, or surfboard.
b. A diving board.
c. A backboard.
5. A flat, rigid piece of material on which a game is played, such as a checkerboard or chessboard.
6.
a. A table at which official meetings are held; a council table.
b. An organized body of administrators or investigators: a board of trustees; a board of directors.
7.
a. A table, especially one set for serving food.
b. Food or meals considered as a whole: board and lodging.
8. boards
a. Sports The wooden structure enclosing an area for skating, such as the ice on which hockey is played, or enclosing a playing area, as for indoor soccer.
b. A theater stage.
9. Basketball A rebound.
10.
a. An electrical-equipment panel.
b. Computers A circuit board.
11. Nautical
a. The side of a ship.
b. A leeboard.
c. A centerboard.
12. Obsolete A border or edge.
v. board·ed, board·ing, boards
v.tr.
1. To cover or close with boards: board up a broken window.
2.
a. To furnish with meals in return for pay.
b. To house where board is furnished: board a horse at a stable.
3.
a. To enter or go aboard (a vehicle or ship).
b. To allow (passengers) on board.
c. Nautical To come alongside (a ship).
4. Sports To force (an opposing hockey player) into the boards with a body check.
5. Obsolete To approach.
v.intr.
1. To receive meals or food and lodging as a paying customer.
2. Sports To use a snowboard, skateboard, surfboard, or similar item.
Idioms:
across the board
So as to affect or include all people, classes, or categories: raised taxes across the board.
on board
1. Aboard.
2. Ready to participate or be included; amenable: The entire class was on board for the excursion to the park.

[Middle English bord, from Old English.]

across the board

- An allusion to the board displaying the odds in a horse race.
See also related terms for odds.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.across the board - including allacross the board - including all; "we got a pay raise across the board"

across the board

Translations
يَنْطَبِقُ على الجَميع
všeobecný
általánosegész: az egész vonalon
á línuna, í öllum tifellum
herkesi kapsayan

board

(boːd) noun
1. a strip of timber. The floorboards of the old house were rotten.
2. a flat piece of wood etc for a special purpose. notice-board; chessboard.
3. meals. board and lodging.
4. an official group of persons administering an organization etc. the board of directors.
verb
1. to enter, or get on to (a vehicle, ship, plane etc). This is where we board the bus.
2. to live temporarily and take meals (in someone else's house). He boards at Mrs Smith's during the week.
ˈboarder noun
a person who temporarily lives, and takes his meals, in someone else's house.
ˈboarding-house noun
a house where people live and take meals as paying guests.
ˈboarding-school noun
a school which provides accommodation and food as well as instruction.
across the board adjective (etc) applying in all cases: They were awarded wage increases across the board; ()
an across-the-board increase.
go by the board
to be abandoned. All my plans went by the board when I lost my job.
References in classic literature ?
But though neither spoke, they looked at one another, each thinking within himself that he had never seen a more lusty fellow than the one across the board.
Talking to a news channel, he said it was the responsibility of the Parliament to make legislation so that a credible institution like National Accountability Bureau (NAB) could initiate across the board accountability.
Mortgage rates held relatively flat across the board, with the 30-year fixed mortgage rate inching down 1 basis point to 3.
New Delhi [India], Dec 6 ( ANI ): Flagging off pre-budget expectations in lieu of the Union Budget 2018-19, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on Wednesday stressed on the need for tax rate cuts across the board for individuals and businesses to spur domestic investment and demand, and retain India's global competitiveness.
Across the board accountability is a demand which is raised from various quarters yet one needs to ask: why has the process of across the board accountability not taken off in Pakistan?
Opening discussion on the JIT report constituted on Panama Papers case, Senator Mohammad Azam Swati said accountability should be carried out across the board without any discrimination.
After a highly successful Grand National and Kent Derby we are keen to see these trainers back on a more regular basis so in order to kick them off again we have increased all run money to PS50 a runner across the board with immediate effect.
New Delhi: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal yesterday hiked train fares across the board, the first time in ten years, with effect from January 21 midnight.
It's the same as giving the winter fuel allowance across the board even ex pats get it living in Spain etc.
But on Tuesday, the council agreed to consolidate the city's 42 tax categories for businesses into nine, and cut business taxes by 4 percent across the board next year.
This teaching led to the Holocaust, and Mordecai Paldiel tells the stories here of over three hundred Christian clerics across the board who have stood up for Jews to save them from death.
Florida Music Teachers Association is the 2006 MTNA State Affiliate of the Year, scoring high across the board in all eight areas the MTNA State Affiliate Committee looked at to determine the winner.