across-the-board

adjective
broad in scope or content
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across-the-board pay increases

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an all-embracing definition

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blanket sanctions against human-rights violators

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an invention with broad applications

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"a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner

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granted him wide powers

Syn:
Similar to: ↑comprehensive
Derivationally related forms: ↑wideness (for: ↑wide), ↑extensiveness (for: ↑extensive)

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\\ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
1. of a racing bet : placed in combination to win, place, or show
2. : embracing all classes or categories without exception : blanket

an across-the-board tax cut

3. of a radio or television program : scheduled at the same time on consecutive days (usually Monday through Friday) each week

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/euh kraws"dheuh bawrd", -bohrd", euh kros"-/, adj.
1. applying to all employees, members, groups, or categories; general: The across-the-board pay increase means a raise for all employees.
2. (of a bet) covering all possibilities of winning on a given result, esp. by placing a combination bet on one horse in a race for win, place, and show.
[1940-45]

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acrossˈ-the-boardˈ adjective
(of wage increases, etc) applying in all cases (across the board adverb)
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Main Entry:across

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across-the-board UK US adjective
involving everyone or everything in a place or situation

They face tough across-the-board budget cuts.

Thesaurus: everything and including everythingsynonym everyone and everybodysynonym
Derived Word: across the board

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adj, always used before a noun
: affecting everyone or everything in a group

across-the-board price increases

an across-the-board tax cut

— see also across the board at board, 1

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • across-the-board — Ⅰ. across the board UK US adjective [usually before noun] ► involving everyone or everything in a company, situation, group, etc.: an across the board cut/decline/reduction »This economic plan calls for a 15% across the board cut in personal… …   Financial and business terms

  • across the board — {adv. phr.} 1. So that equal amounts of money are bet on the same horse to win a race, to place second, or third. * /I bet $6 on the white horse across the board./ Often used with hyphens as an adjective. * /I made an across the board bet on the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • across the board — {adv. phr.} 1. So that equal amounts of money are bet on the same horse to win a race, to place second, or third. * /I bet $6 on the white horse across the board./ Often used with hyphens as an adjective. * /I made an across the board bet on the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • across-the-board — adj. 1. broad in scope or content {limited, exclusive} Syn: all embracing, all inclusive, blanket(prenominal), broad, complete, global, panoptic, wide [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • across the board — If something applies to everybody, it applies across the board …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • across-the-board — across′ the board′ adj. 1) applying to all employees, members, groups, or categories; general: an across the board pay increase[/ex] 2) gam (of a bet in a horse race) covering win, place, and show • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • across-the-board — ☆ across the board [ə krôs′thə bôrd′ ] adj. 1. Horse Racing combining win, place, and show, as a bet 2. including or affecting all classes or groups: Also written across the board …   English World dictionary

  • across the board — ► across the board applying to all. Main Entry: ↑across …   English terms dictionary

  • across-the-board — across* the board [ə krɔsȓə bɔ:d] <engl. ; eigtl. »pauschal«> an fünf aufeinanderfolgenden Tagen zur gleichen Zeit gesendet (von Werbesendungen in Funk u. Fernsehen) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • across-the-board — [adj] all all inclusive, blanket, complete, comprehensive, everything, sweeping, total; concepts 513,772 …   New thesaurus

  • across the board — adverb including all we got a pay raise across the board • Derived from adjective: ↑across the board * * * across the board adverb The same criteria will be applied across the board. Thesaurus: betting, bets and ways of betting …   Useful english dictionary

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