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Definition of abord

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic

abord

noun
plural -s

Definition of abord (Entry 2 of 2)

archaic
: approach : manner of approach

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First Known Use of abord

Transitive verb

1611, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1607, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abord

Transitive verb

Middle English aborden, from abord, adverb, aboard

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“Abord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abord. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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