Aboard
Aboard A*board", adv. [Pref. a- on, in + board.] 1. On board; into or within a ship or boat; hence, into or within a railway car. [1913 Webster]

2. Alongside; as, close aboard. [1913 Webster] (Naut.):

{To fall aboard of}, to strike a ship's side; to fall foul of.

{To haul the tacks aboard}, to set the courses.

{To keep the land aboard}, to hug the shore.

{To lay (a ship) aboard}, to place one's own ship close alongside of (a ship) for fighting. [1913 Webster]


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  • aboard — [ə bôrd′] adv. [ME abord < OFr a bord: see BOARD] 1. on board; on, in, or into a ship, airplane, etc. 2. Naut. alongside [the sailboat passed our ship close aboard] 3. as a participant, partner, employee, etc.: usually in the phrases come… …   English World dictionary

  • Aboard — A*board , prep. 1. On board of; as, to go aboard a ship. [1913 Webster] 2. Across; athwart. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Nor iron bands aboard The Pontic Sea by their huge navy cast. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aboard — (adv.) late 14c., probably in most cases from O.Fr. à bord, from à on + bord board, from Frankish *bord or a similar Germanic source (see BOARD (Cf. board) (n.2)); the boarding or sides of a vessel extended to the ship itself. The usual Middle… …   Etymology dictionary

  • aboard — [adj] on or in a transportation object boarded, consigned, embarked, en route, in transit, loaded, on, on board, traveling; concept 583 Ant. not on, off …   New thesaurus

  • aboard — ► ADVERB & PREPOSITION ▪ on or into (a ship, train, or other vehicle) …   English terms dictionary

  • aboard — 01. The young boy climbed [aboard] the boat and sat down. 02. A passenger [aboard] a flight to Memphis became very ill, and the plane had to return to the airport. 03. The woman claims she was taken [aboard] an alien spacecraft, where she spoke… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • aboard — [[t]əbɔ͟ː(r)d[/t]] PREP If you are aboard a ship or plane, you are on it or in it. She invited 750 people aboard the luxury yacht, the Savarona... They said goodbye to him as he got aboard the train at Union Station. Syn: on board ADV: ADV after… …   English dictionary

  • aboard — /euh bawrd , euh bohrd /, adv. 1. on board; on, in, or into a ship, train, airplane, bus, etc.: to step aboard. 2. alongside; to the side. 3. Baseball. on base: a homer with two aboard. 4. all aboard! (as a warning to passengers entering or… …   Universalium

  • aboard — a|board1 [əˈbo:d US əˈbo:rd] prep on or onto a ship, plane, or train ▪ They finally went aboard the plane. aboard 2 aboard2 adv 1.) on or onto a ship, plane, or train ▪ The plane crashed, killing all 200 people aboard. ▪ The boat swayed as he… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • aboard — 1 preposition on or onto a ship, plane, or train: go aboard: They finally went aboard the plane. 2 adverb 1 on or onto a ship, plane, or train: The plane crashed killing all 200 people aboard. | The boat swayed as he stepped aboard. 2 All aboard! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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