piece of wood etc.
a long thin piece of strong hard material, especially wood, used, for example, for making floors, building walls and roofs and making boats
He had ripped up the carpet, leaving only the bare boards.
especially in compounds
a piece of wood, or other strong material, that is used for a special purpose
I'll write it up on the board.
a bulletin board
The exam results went up on the board.
a diving board
She jumped off the top board.
He removed the figure from the board.
in water sports
group of people
a group of people who have power to make decisions and control a company or other organization
She has a seat on the board of directors.
The board is/are unhappy about falling sales.
members of the board
discussions at board level
the academic board (= for example, of a British university)
the Board of Education (= a group of elected officials who are in charge of all the public schools in a particular area)
used in the name of some organizations
the Welsh Tourist Board (= responsible for giving tourist information)
the meals that are provided when you stay in a hotel, guest house , etc.; what you pay for the meals
He pays £90 a week board and lodging.
exams that you take when you apply to go to college in the US
the stage in a theatre
His play is on the boards on Broadway.
She's treading the boards (= working as an actress) .
the low wooden wall surrounding the area where a game of ice hockey is played
The puck went wide, hitting the boards.
involving everyone or everything in a company, an industry, etc.
The industry needs more investment across the board.
an across-the-board wage increase
of plans or principles
to be rejected or ignored; to be no longer possible
All her efforts to be polite went by the board and she started to shout.
on or in a ship, an aircraft or a train
Have the passengers gone on board yet ?
It's good to have you on board (= working with us) for this project.
to accept and understand an idea or a suggestion
I told her what I thought, but she didn't take my advice on board.
to win all the prizes, etc. in a competition
上飞机 / 船等
get on plane/ship, etc.
to get on a ship, train, plane, bus, etc.
The ship was boarded by customs officials.
Passengers are waiting to board.
when a plane or ship is boarding , it is ready for passengers to get on
Flight BA193 for Paris is now boarding at Gate 37.
to live and take meals in sb's home, in return for payment
She always had one or two students boarding with her.
to live at a school during the school year
to arrange for sb to live somewhere away from their place of work, school, etc. in return for payment
to cover a window, door, etc. with wooden boards
a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose
- he nailed boards across the windows
a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games
- he got out the board and set up the pieces
a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
近义词: circuit board,circuit card,card,plug-in,add-in
electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices
- he checked the instrument panel
- suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree
近义词: control panel,instrument panel,control board,panel
a table at which meals are served
- he helped her clear the dining table
- a feast was spread upon the board
近义词: dining table
a vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view
近义词: display panel,display board
food or meals in general
- she sets a fine table
- room and board
a committee having supervisory powers
- the board has seven members
a stout length of sawn timber;made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
provide food and lodging (for)
- The old lady is boarding three men
lodge and take meals (at)
get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)
近义词: get on
live and take one's meals at or in
- she rooms in an old boarding house