\ ə-ˈbȯrd How to pronounce aboard (audio) \

Definition of aboard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : alongside
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 baseball : on base

aboard

preposition

Definition of aboard (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Lilburn said the Solstice had 4,331 people aboard and that there were no reported injuries. Brian Contreras, The Seattle Times, "Power outage that forced cruise ship back to Seattle was ‘very rare’ occurrence," 22 July 2019 The company said the tanker, with 23 crew members aboard, was in international waters when it was approached but subsequently appeared to be heading toward Iran. Amir Vahdat, The Denver Post, "Iran’s seizure of UK tanker in Gulf seen as escalation," 19 July 2019 The company said the tanker, with 23 crew members aboard, was in international waters when it was approached but subsequently appeared to be heading toward Iran. Robert Burns, BostonGlobe.com, "British official: Iranians have seized another vessel," 19 July 2019 The company said the tanker, with 23 crew members aboard, was in international waters when it was approached but subsequently appeared to be heading toward Iran. Gregory Katz, Time, "Iran Seizes Two Vessels, Escalating Tensions in Strait of Hormuz, U.K. Says," 19 July 2019 All 157 passengers and crew members aboard were killed. Washington Post, "Families of victims of Boeing 737 Max crashes to testify at House hearing on aviation safety," 17 July 2019 Earlier this year a cargo jet operated for Amazon by Atlas Air crashed near the airport in Houston, killing all three crew members aboard. Chris Isidore, CNN, "Amazon is leasing more planes so it can deliver packages on its own," 19 June 2019 Both Marines had ejected from an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet that collided with a KC-130 Hercules tanker aircraft with five crew members aboard. Nancy A. Youssef, WSJ, "Five Marines Missing After Midair Collision Off Japan’s Coast," 6 Dec. 2018 Gerardo Ruiz Eparza says there were 97 passengers and four crew members aboard. Fox News, "The Latest: Mexico official says 37 slight injuries in crash," 31 July 2018

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Cesar Franco will be aboard the son of Inseperable. Los Angeles Times, "Racing! Game Winner out of Travers," 16 Aug. 2019 This is the new home for customers to earn their astronaut wings, by rocketing into the upper atmosphere aboard its fleet of SpaceShipTwo vehicles, see the curvature of the Earth and experience weightlessness. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, "Virgin Galactic gives inside look to new spaceport," 16 Aug. 2019 There was even a submarine put aboard Plan B that Ms. Maxwell knew how to pilot. Jacob Bernstein, New York Times, "Whatever Happened to Ghislaine Maxwell’s Plan to Save the Oceans?," 14 Aug. 2019 The Maine Marine Patrol determined that Murdoch went to his vessel aboard his skiff at some point Monday. Emily Sweeney, BostonGlobe.com, "Search underway for missing boater in Maine," 13 Aug. 2019 Colleagues aboard the Gyre unsuccessfully attempted to resuscitate Hoshijima, the National Parks Service said in a news release. Nick Ibarra, The Mercury News, "UC Santa Cruz mourns death of young researcher killed in diving accident," 13 Aug. 2019 Other investors are also coming aboard while current majority owner Adrian Hanauer is increasing his investment stake in the club. Tim Booth, The Denver Post, "Seattle Sounders add Russell Wilson, Macklemore to ownership group," 13 Aug. 2019 Mike reportedly worked in the crab fishing industry for 18 years, most notably aboard the Wizard. Megan Stein, Country Living, "'Deadliest Catch' Captain Keith Colburn's Former Deck Boss and Mentor Has Died at 66," 13 Aug. 2019 Now, the space agency is preparing to once again send astronauts into space aboard American rockets, likely in 2020 as part of its commercial crew collaboration with private companies SpaceX and Boeing. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Astronauts Test Out Their Sleek New SpaceX Flight Suits," 12 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of aboard

Adverb or adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Preposition

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aboard

Adverb or adjective

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

Preposition

Middle English abord, derivative of abord aboard entry 1

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aboard

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English Language Learners Definition of aboard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

aboard

preposition

English Language Learners Definition of aboard (Entry 2 of 2)

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

aboard

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\ ə-ˈbȯrd How to pronounce aboard (audio) \

Kids Definition of aboard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

aboard

preposition

Kids Definition of aboard (Entry 2 of 2)

: on or into especially for passage Go aboard ship.

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