Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.more
There’s a loose board in the bedroom floor.
Boards had been nailed across the broken window.
We use only recycled paper and board in our packaging.
The walls were lined with insulating board.
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
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.
an advisory/editorial board
She was appointed to the board investigating lapses in airport security.
The hospital’s board of trustees voted for the merger.
The board of governors has approved the appointment of a new head teacher.
The local school board is trying to raise teachers’ salaries.
She gets £70 a week plus board and lodging (=a place to stay and meals).
The plane had 125 passengers and crew on board.
A customs officer came on board the ship.
Welcome to the team. It’s great to have you on board.
The committee will certainly take your opinions on board before making a decision.
This is the British English definition of board. View American English definition of board.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.global English and language change from our blog