I UK [bɔː(r)d] / US [bɔrd] noun
Word forms "board":
singular board plural boards
1) [countable] a long thin flat piece of wood, used especially for making floors and other parts of buildings

There's a loose board in the bedroom floor.

Boards had been nailed across the broken window.

a) [uncountable] 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) [countable] 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) [countable] a flat wide surface such as a noticeboard or blackboard placed upright and used for showing information

The board said "Danger – Keep Out".

The exam results were pinned up on the board.

The train station has an electronic board showing all departure times.

a) [countable] 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.

board of trustees:

The hospital's board of trustees voted for the merger.

board of governors (= in a school):

The board of governors has approved the appointment of a new head teacher.

school board:

The local school board is trying to raise teachers' salaries.

b) the most important people in a company, who make decisions about the way that the company is managed

He sits on the board 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) [uncountable] meals provided for you when you stay at a hotel, live at another person's house etc
board and lodging:

She gets £70 a week plus board and lodging (= a place to stay and meals).

5) the boards
[plural] American board exams

II UK [bɔː(r)d] / US [bɔrd] verb
Word forms "board":
present tense I/you/we/they board he/she/it boards present participle boarding past tense boarded past participle boarded
a) [intransitive/transitive] to get onto a ship, aircraft, train, or bus

She boarded the wrong train.

We're boarding through gate 16.

b) [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.

a) [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.

b) to live at school with other students during the part of the year that you go to lessons

From the age of eight, George boarded at his school in Hampshire.

Phrasal verbs:

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