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Across-the-board meaning in English

Meaning of Across-the-board in English

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1. across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide

broad in scope or content

Example Sentences:
'across-the-board pay increases'
'an all-embracing definition'
'blanket sanctions against human-rights violators'
'an invention with broad applications'
'a panoptic study of Soviet nationality'
'granted him wide powers'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of across-the-board
in a way that affects all levels or classes equally
I think teachers should be paid more across the board, rather than singling out any one group.
Major retailers are cutting prices across the board.
(of salary increases, taxation cuts, etc) affecting all levels or classes equally
2. horse racing the US term for each way

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see synonyms of across-the-board
1.  Horse Racing
combining win, place, and show, as a bet
including or affecting all classes or groups
see across-the-board

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of across-the-board
1. Including or applying to all categories or members: an across-the-board pay hike; an across-the-board ruling.
2. Of or being a racing wager whereby equal amounts are bet on the same contestant to win, place, and show.

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