bulletin board


Definition of bulletin board

1 : a board for posting notices (as at a school)
2 : a public electronic forum that allows users to post or read messages : message board … a personal computer, a modem, and a telephone line are all you need to run your own bulletin board— John Seabrook Computer bulletin board services offer up the glories of e-mail, the thought provocation of news-groups, the sharing of ideas implicit in public posting, and the interaction of real-time chats. The fabulous, wonderful, limitless world of communication is just waiting for you to log on.— M. Kadi

Examples of bulletin board in a Sentence

Our teacher put our pictures up on the bulletin board.

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When ten books are read and the color sheet is complete, it is returned to the Children’s Desk and the child will participate in an interactive bulletin board activity. courant.com, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 3 July 2019 On September 16, 2011, an anime fan posted a math question to the online bulletin board 4chan about the cult classic television series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Quanta Magazine, "Mystery Math Whiz and Novelist Advance Permutation Problem," 5 Nov. 2018 The students did everything from design the mosaic – which will be displayed around a bulletin board – to cut the glass, place the pieces and affix them. Mary Schneidau Sullivan, baltimoresun.com, "Laurel Arts Council creates projects people can live with," 7 June 2019 The conference includes a mix of images from Town & Country’s brand heritage, as well as their team’s recent editorial pieces on their bulletin board. Liz Cantrell, ELLE Decor, "How to Make Your Office a "Home Away From Home"," 25 Feb. 2019 The practice used to be quite common, particularly when the internet was mostly comprised of forums and bulletin boards. Aja Romano, Vox, "How hysteria over Twitter shadow-banning led to a bizarre congressional hearing," 6 Sep. 2018 Yet now Anonymous is a saint for baring his objections without a byline in the bulletin board of the anti-Trump resistance. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Anonymous Resistance," 6 Sep. 2018 Residents exchanged news and checked the bulletin board. Jennifer Levitz, WSJ, "A Stranger Aids a New England Town, From More Than 2,000 Miles Away," 15 Dec. 2018 On Wednesdays, Alyssa Morales races to the bulletin board to check her marks. Philly.com, "1 in 3 Philly students doesn't graduate on time. To fix that, high schools focus on freshmen," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of bulletin board

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bulletin board was in 1827

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English Language Learners Definition of bulletin board

US : a board on the wall of a classroom, office, etc., where things (such as written notices or pictures) are put so that they can be seen by many people

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Kids Definition of bulletin board

: a board for posting bulletins and announcements

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