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aboard

adverb or adjective \ ə-ˈbȯrd \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of aboard

2 a :on, onto, or within a vehicle (such as a car or ship)
b :in or into a group, association, or organization
  • her second promotion since coming aboard
3 baseball :on base

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Origin and Etymology of aboard

Middle English abord, probably in part borrowed from Middle French a bord, a bort "on board," in part from Middle English a- 1a- + bord "board, side of a ship" — more at 1board


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aboard

preposition

Definition of aboard

:on, onto, within
  • go aboard ship
  • aboard a plane

Recent Examples of aboard from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of aboard

Middle English abord, derivative of abord 1aboard

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ABOARD Defined for English Language Learners

aboard

adverb

Definition of aboard for English Language Learners

  • : on, onto, or within a train, a ship, an airplane, etc.


aboard

preposition

Definition of aboard for English Language Learners

  • : on or into (a train, ship, etc.)


ABOARD Defined for Kids

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aboard

adverb \ ə-ˈbȯrd \

Definition of aboard for Students

:on, onto, or within a ship, train, bus, or airplane
  • No one aboard was injured.

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aboard

preposition

Definition of aboard for Students

:on or into especially for passage
  • Go aboard ship.


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