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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kraws, uh-kros stressed th ee bawrd, bohrd]
    • /əˈkrɔs, əˈkrɒs stressed ði bɔrd, boʊrd/
    • /əˈkrɒs ðə bɔːd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kraws, uh-kros stressed th ee bawrd, bohrd]
    • /əˈkrɔs, əˈkrɒs stressed ði bɔrd, boʊrd/

Definitions of across-the-board word

  • adjective across-the-board applying to all employees, members, groups, or categories; general: The across-the-board pay increase means a raise for all employees. 1
  • adjective across-the-board (of a bet) covering all possibilities of winning on a given result, especially by placing a combination bet on one horse in a race for win, place, and show. 1
  • adjective across-the-board wide or comprehensive in scope or applicability. 0

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Origin of across-the-board

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
First recorded in 1940-45

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Parts of speech for Across-the-board


across-the-board popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for across-the-board

adj across-the-board

  • sweeping — of wide range or scope.
  • all — You use all to indicate that you are referring to the whole of a particular group or thing or to everyone or everything of a particular kind.
  • all-inclusive — All-inclusive is used to indicate that a price, especially the price of a holiday, includes all the charges and all the services offered.
  • blanket — A blanket is a large square or rectangular piece of thick cloth, especially one which you put on a bed to keep you warm.
  • broad — Something that is broad is wide.

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