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board

 
 
pronunciation:
bord
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
across the board
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a flat, cut piece of lumber; plank.
synonyms:
plank
similar words:
beam, lath, scantling, slat, two-by-four
definition 2: a flat, rectangular piece of wood, cardboard, or the like, used for a specific purpose.
a game boarda bulletin board
 
definition 3: shortened form of blackboard, chalkboard, or whiteboard.
The instructor wrote the students' assignment on the board.
definition 4: a committee; council.
synonyms:
committee, council
similar words:
cabinet, panel, tribunal
definition 5: daily meals, esp. in combination with rented lodging.
similar words:
meals, room and board
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phrase: across the board
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: boarded, boarding, boards
definition 1: to close or cover using boards (often fol. by up).
They boarded up the condemned building.
synonyms:
batten
similar words:
close, cover
definition 2: to provide with meals, esp. for pay.
synonyms:
feed
definition 3: to enter or climb into or on.
It's time to board the airplane.
synonyms:
embark, enter
antonyms:
alight, debark, disembark
similar words:
catch, get on, hop, load
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