- on, in, onto, or into (a ship, train, aircraft, etc)
- alongside (a vessel)
- all aboard! ⇒ a warning to passengers to board a vehicle, ship, etc
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a•board /əˈbɔrd/USA pronunciation adv., prep.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- on, in, or into (a ship, train, airplane, etc.):The ship sank, drowning all who were aboard. They went aboard the ship.
a•board (ə bôrd′, ə bōrd′),USA pronunciation adv.
- on board;
on, in, or into a ship, train, airplane, bus, etc.:to step aboard.
to the side.
- Sport[Baseball.]on base:a homer with two aboard.
- all aboard! (as a warning to passengers entering or planning to enter a train, bus, boat, etc., just before starting) Everyone get on!
- into a group as a new member:The office manager welcomed him aboard.
- on board of;
on, in, or into:to come aboard a ship.
- Middle English abord(e) (see a-1, board), perh. conflated with Middle French a bord 1350–1400
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aboard /əˈbɔːd/ adv , adj , prep (postpositive)
'aboard' also found in these entries:
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