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aboard

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adverb or adjective \ə-ˈbȯrd\

Definition of aboard

  1. 1 :  alongside

  2. 2a :  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. 3 baseball :  on base

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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aboard

preposition

Definition of aboard

  1. :  on, onto, within go aboard ship aboard a plane

Origin and Etymology of aboard

Middle English abord, derivative of abord 1aboard


First Known Use: 15th century

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ABOARD Defined for English Language Learners

aboard

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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

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adverb \ə-ˈbȯrd\

Definition of aboard for Students

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


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aboard

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preposition

Definition of aboard for Students

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



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