aboard
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /əˈbɔːd/
  • (America) IPA: /əˈbɔɹd/
Adverb

aboard (not comparable)

  1. On board; into or within a ship or boat; hence, into or within a railway car. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
    We all climbed aboard.
  2. On or onto a horse, a camel, etc. [First attested in the late 19th century.]
    To sling a saddle aboard.
  3. (baseball) On base. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
    He doubled with two men aboard, scoring them both.
  4. Into a team, group, or company. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
    The office manager welcomed him aboard.
  5. (nautical) Alongside. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
    The ships came close aboard to pass messages.
    The captain laid his ship aboard the enemy's ship.
Translations
  • French: à bord
  • German: an Bord
  • Italian: a bordo
  • Portuguese: a bordo
  • Russian: на борт
  • Spanish: a bordo
Preposition
  1. On board of; onto or into a ship, boat, train, plane. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
    We all went aboard the ship.
  2. Onto a horse. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
  3. (obsolete) Across; athwart; alongside. [Attested from the early 16th century until the late 17th century.]
Translations
  • French: à bord de
  • German: an Bord
  • Portuguese: a bordo de
  • Russian: на борт
  • Spanish: a bordo de



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