Definition of whiteboard in US English:

whiteboard

noun

  • 1A wipeable board with a white surface used for teaching or presentations.

    • ‘When i got into the Senior Study, Von and Sammie had written ‘Happy Birthday’ on the whiteboard so everyone who came in said happy birthday to me.’
    • ‘Suitable flip charts or a whiteboard should be used for recording the proceedings.’
    • ‘Software-based command centres have taken over the type of duties that would have involved blackboards, whiteboards and flip charts, and replaced them with an electronic data management tool.’
    • ‘But one class was still full of students, many still poring over math formulas written on the whiteboard.’
    • ‘The new boards can be used like traditional whiteboards, with teachers and children able to write on them, but go far beyond that.’
    • ‘A large whiteboard, scrawled with tasks, dominates another wall.’
    • ‘Last Wednesday the court heard police evidence that the girl, whose initials were found scrawled on a whiteboard in the classroom where the fire started, had shouted ‘it was me, I burnt the school’ when arrested.’
    • ‘One method of helping students with this is to provide a daily agenda on the bulletin board, whiteboard, or on a projection screen.’
    • ‘The whiteboard works well for important long-term tasks, but for short-term daily readings a five-subject notebook works best.’
    • ‘As their teacher rattled off numbers in Chinese, the duo listened, picked up their markers, wrote identical answers on whiteboards and held it up for the audience to see!’
    • ‘The aim of the lesson is written on the whiteboard: ‘By the end of this lesson, you will be able to describe weapons that would be good for attacking a castle.’’
    • ‘There's a good reason for this, but I'm going to have difficulty explaining it to you without a whiteboard and a set of coloured marker pens.’
    • ‘I outlined above what got scribbled on the whiteboard.’
    • ‘On one wall is an ‘operations board’ - a whiteboard with a map of the village scrawled on it showing the extent of the flooding.’
    • ‘I wish most presenters would use a simple on-screen slide show, or old-style film slides, or an overhead projector, or a whiteboard or flip chart!’
    • ‘Scribbled notes are left on whiteboards, postcards remain pinned to noticeboards and discarded paperwork adorns desks.’
    • ‘A planner that tells you when and where you're supposed to be, usually a whiteboard with jottings left over from six weeks before.’
    • ‘Earlier today the students and I filled up three whiteboards with revision for the history questions of their exam, no mean feat considering a number of them brought no notes with them.’
    • ‘It all fell into place about 57 minutes into our allotted hour when one of the two presenters drew me a diagram on the whiteboard.’
    • ‘Petersen says he was standing there surveying the scene, when he happened to notice a large whiteboard off to one side.’
    1. 1.1Computing An area on a display screen common to several users, on which they can write and draw.
      • ‘There are two whiteboards for providing information and giving briefings, and comfortably upholstered benches in one corner.’
      • ‘Tutors either speak using headphones or use a whiteboard and digital pencil so that one side can see what the other is writing.’
      • ‘Plugged into an interactive whiteboard, it could tell a student if the answer proposed was correct, for example.’
      • ‘The project also includes interactive whiteboards for classrooms and Kaleidos educational software.’
      • ‘Some of the objects you'll find include folders, documents, whiteboards and URL links.’
      • ‘Classrooms look more like hi-tech offices, with clusters of flat-screen display computers and lessons taught using touch-screen whiteboards.’
      • ‘For those in the mood for work, the business centre has five boardrooms equipped with ISDN lines, a whiteboard, TV, video player and fax lines.’
      • ‘Speakers, microphones, and television cameras allow live audio conferences, videoconferences, and group whiteboards to pass information at near simultaneous speeds.’
      • ‘And with an internet connection, the whiteboard can be used to tap into educational websites, or enable the children to follow world events.’
      • ‘‘The teacher has a computer on the desk and can project different Web pages onto the whiteboard,’ Kearney said.’
      • ‘The school is incredibly well resourced with a computer suite, dedicated library area and interactive whiteboards.’
      • ‘All the classrooms have a whiteboard with a touch screen and can run any software from a computer.’
      • ‘You can use it as a whiteboard and then print out your notes/diagram and the screen contents.’
      • ‘‘Most of the time when we come in, the customer is using an Excel spreadsheet, or a whiteboard,’ says McGarr.’
      • ‘There's also integrated Bluetooth, which can be used to connect to other Zodiacs for shared whiteboard applications, messaging, and wireless multiplayer gaming.’
      • ‘The school is testing digital whiteboards, one of many new technologies that officials hope will help shake up the rigid education system.’
      • ‘Mr Fitzgerald said he is trying to educate faculty members on the benefits of using whiteboards.’
      • ‘‘There are whiteboards everywhere,’ she pointed out, ‘and open workspaces, stimulating the exchange of ideas.’’
      • ‘Information management and data resource include such options such as file exchange, editing, Web browsing, and whiteboards (with image and PowerPoint functions).’
      • ‘Virtual whiteboards will link analysts and the battle captain in a collaborative environment.’

Pronunciation

whiteboard

/ˈ(h)wītbôrd//ˈ(h)waɪtbɔrd/