bulletin board love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A board on which notices are posted.
  • n. Computer Science A system that enables users to send or read electronic messages, files, and other data that are of general interest and addressed to no particular person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a board on which messages may be posted, especially one in a public space
  • n. a system in which users may send, read and reply to messages of interest to no particular person; an electronic bulletin board

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a board on which announcements are put, particularly at newsrooms, newspaper offices, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A board publicly exposed, on which to placard recent news, notices, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a board that hangs on a wall; displays announcements
  • n. a computer that is running software that allows users to leave messages and access information of general interest

Etymologies

bulletin + board (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Instead, I had this image of Sally Ride and the other post-docs, just a few months earlier, bebopping through the student union building in a save-the-whales T-shirt andaccidentally seeing the NASA astronaut selection announcement on the bulletin board and throwing in an application on a lark.

    Riding Rockets

  • At Pacific Asian Plaza, I inspected a bulletin board filled with housing listings advertising proximity to Chinatown as a selling point.

    American Chinatown

  • Then there are veterans like Ray, who has been on the bulletin board for more than four years and attended his first Widowbago in 2005.

    The Truth About Grief

  • On her way out the door, she pinned the index card with the FOUND: VIETNAMESE POTBELLIED PIG notice to the bulletin board inside the front door.

    Moon Dance

  • They were then debriefed by GM market researchers and given an eight-by-ten-inch color photograph of a bright red IMPACT, which they were urged to post on a bulletin board at their place of work or in some other public place.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • In the summer of 2007, Lieutenant Colonel David Kilcullen, the fast-talking, erudite Australian anthropologist and infantry officer who was the senior counterinsurgency adviser to General David Petraeus, noted in a lengthy post on Small Wars Journal, the website that served as the internal bulletin board for the counterinsurgency community, that 85 percent of Iraqis claim some tribal affiliation.

    The Longest War

  • Turning away from the importuning brown eyes, she studied the color photocopies of Ursus horribilis thumbtacked to a long bulletin board situated over a conference table: the muscular hump between the shoulders developed, it was thought, to aid in the main function of the four-inch claws — digging.

    Blood Lure

  • A couple of sophomores stapling swim meet fliers to a bulletin board turned around.

    Choker

  • A bulletin board displayed photos of vamps beneath two headers: MISSION and ACCOMPLISHED.

    Etched in Bone

  • While yet at college, his words were so unusual and his vocabulary so full that a wag once advertised on the bulletin board on the door of Dartmouth Hall, “Five hundred new adjectives by John Ordronaux.”

    Memories and Anecdotes

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