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British English: /bɔːd/
American English: /bɔrd/

Translation of board in French:


  • 2 (Administration) board of directors to sit ou be on the board (of directors)
    siéger au conseil d'administration
    board of inquiry board of editors
    comité (m) de rédaction
    board of examiners
    jury (m) d'examen
    board of governors (School)
    comité (m) de gestion d'une école
    before n (meeting, member)
    du conseil d'administration
  • 3 (Games) (playing surface)
    (in poker) tapis (m) de jeu
  • 7 (accommodation)to pay £30 a week board
    payer 30 livres par semaine pour sa pension
    board and lodging, room and board

also: boards plural noun

  • 2 (Print)
    plats mpl
    limp boards
    cartonnage (m) souple
    in paper boards
  • 4 (American English) (+ v sg) (entrance exam)
    examen (m) d'entrée
    (final exam) examen (m) de fin d'année

also: on board adverb phrase

  • to be on board ou on board ship
    être à bord
    to go on board to get on board
    monter dans (bus, train)
    monter à bord de (plane, ship)
    there were 200 passengers on board the ship/plane
    il y avait 200 passagers à bord du bateau/de l'avion
    to take something on board
    embarquer (cargo, passengers)
    prendre [quelque chose] en compte (changes, facts)
    adopter (proposal)
    assumer (problem)

transitive verb

  • 1 (get on)
    monter à bord de (boat, plane)
    monter dans (bus, train)
    she boarded the ship at Athens
    elle est montée à bord du navire à Athènes

intransitive verb

  • être en pension (with chez)
    (School) (pupil)
    être interne


above board

across the board

to go by the board

to sweep the board

tout gagner, tout rafler [informal]

Phrasal verbs

board over

board [something] over, board over [something]
boucher [quelque chose] avec des planches (hole, shaft)

board out

board [somebody] out, board out [somebody]
mettre [quelqu'un] en pension (child)

board up

board [something] up, board up [something]
boucher [quelque chose] avec des planches (door, window)
barricader [quelque chose] avec des planches (house, shop)
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