Simple Definition of overboard
: over the side of a ship into the water
Full Definition of overboard
1 : over the side of a ship or boat into the water
2 : to extremes of enthusiasm
3 : into discard : aside
Examples of overboard in a sentence
He threw the fish overboard.
The boy fell overboard and almost drowned.
One of the sailors fell into the water, and someone shouted “Man overboard!”.
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of overboard
before 12th century
Rhymes with overboard
aboveboard, beaverboard, bottle gourd, centerboard, checkerboard, circuit board, clavichord, College Board, cutting board, daggerboard, disaccord, diving board, drawing board, emery board, fiberboard, fingerboard, free on board, gold record, harpsichord, leaderboard, mortarboard, motherboard, of record, overlord, paddleboard, paperboard, pinafored, plasterboard, pompadoured, room and board, running board, sandwich board, shoulder board, shuffleboard, silver cord, smorgasbord, sounding board, spinal cord, storyboard, sweep the board, tape-record, teeterboard, tetrachord, untoward, weatherboard
OVERBOARD Defined for Kids
Definition of overboard for Students
1 : over the side of a ship into the water <Don't fall overboard!>
2 : to extremes of enthusiasm <He went overboard with this party.>
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