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.
Recent Examples on the Web The group of researchers first looked at 4chan, an online bulletin board that frequently features offensive posts, and found a rise in derogatory terms for Chinese people around February of this year. Leah Asmelash, CNN, "With the spread of coronavirus came a surge in anti-Asian racism online, new research says," 10 Apr. 2020 Just like in New Leaf and City Folk, a yellow bird sits atop the bulletin board when new messages are available. Elise Favis, Washington Post, "The tiny but significant details we noticed while playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons," 5 Mar. 2020 The boy was seen in the video moving his hands on a bulletin board, the arrest report states. Janelle Griffith, NBC News, "Florida teacher accused of knocking tooth out of 7-year-old boy," 6 Feb. 2020 This month, the bulletin board spread word about Mr. Suess’ death. BostonGlobe.com, "Randy Suess, computer bulletin board inventor, dies at 74 - The Boston Globe," 22 Dec. 2019 This month, the bulletin board spread word about Mr. Suess’s death. New York Times, "Randy Suess, Computer Bulletin Board Inventor, Dies at 74," 20 Dec. 2019 Try printing this puzzle out at 10,000 percent and posting it on your bulletin board. Caitlin Lovinger, New York Times, "Commanding the Situation," 20 Mar. 2020 Even small tasks, like writing on the bulletin board, can earn you Nook Miles. Elise Favis, Washington Post, "The tiny but significant details we noticed while playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons," 5 Mar. 2020 Teachers can use the Cricut to decorate their bulletin boards, make stickers, and design paper projects for the class. Meghan Kavanaugh, USA TODAY, "25 awesome gifts teachers will actually use," 22 Oct. 2019

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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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29 May 2020

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“Bulletin board.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bulletin%20board. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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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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