board·​room | \ ˈbȯrd-ˌrüm , -ˌru̇m\

Definition of boardroom

: a room that is designated for meetings of a board

Examples of boardroom in a Sentence

The directors are meeting in the boardroom.

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Dressed in a timeless white turtleneck tucked into a checkered pencil skirt, JLo added a Chanel belt to give her boardroom look a fashion twist. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "This Is How Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Do Corporate Couple’s Style," 8 Nov. 2018 Whether such a successor really exists was not immediately clear in that boardroom. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Quietly, Japan has established itself as a power in the aerospace industry," 15 Nov. 2018 Their homes are filled with glowing flames, lit in every room, and so are Danish boardrooms and classrooms. Anne Roderique-jones, SELF, "I Practiced Hygge and It's Kind of the Best Thing Ever," 25 Dec. 2018 Following the tumult in the boardroom and executive suite of the past two years, Mr. Rice’s return leaves him as one of the few of his generation of GE leaders that will still be with the company. Thomas Gryta, WSJ, "GE Veteran John Rice Returns to Troubled Power Unit," 19 Nov. 2018 That stems from the lack of equality in boardrooms and the hiring process by clubs. Rob Harris, Fox News, "Volatile political mood emboldens soccer abuse, Ouseley says," 10 Aug. 2018 Mestayer has made sure that New Orleans' future is filled with women in executive offices and boardrooms as well. Contributing Writer,, "Glass ceilings, meet your worst nightmare," 6 June 2018 My mom was never afraid to be herself and wear a bright red knit suit into a boardroom full of men, even after getting knocked down the day before. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "What Aretha Franklin Taught Me About Being Unapologetically Fabulous," 16 Aug. 2018 The actor, also known for his role as Han Solo in Star Wars, has spent countless hours both in the field and in boardrooms fighting for conservation. Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana Jones honored by Indianapolis Zoo: Harrison Ford wins award for wildlife conservation," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of boardroom

1732, in the meaning defined above

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Financial Definition of boardroom

What It Is

A boardroom is a place in which a board of directors meets.

How It Works

A board of directors is a team of people elected by a corporation's shareholders to represent the shareholders' interests and ensure that the company's management acts on their behalf. The head of the board of directors is the chairman or chairperson of the board.

Directors attend board meetings, usually quarterly, in order to evaluate management performance, tend to major decisions (such as making acquisitions or selling the company), declare dividends, create stock-option policies (including approving grants to key managers) and establish executive compensation packages. These board meetings are held in the boardroom.

Why It Matters

Often, boardrooms are little more than conference rooms with big, long tables (to seat all the board members). However, they are sometimes the most important place to be when a company is deciding its future, struggling for it survival or plotting revenge against competitors. Board meetings are often confidential in nature, which means that only certain people are permitted in the boardroom during meetings.

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English Language Learners Definition of boardroom

: a room where the group of people who manage or direct a company or organization have meetings

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