Aboard Definition

ə-bôrd
adverb
On board; on, in, or into a ship, airplane, etc.
Webster's New World
Alongside.
The sailboat passed our ship close aboard.
Webster's New World
In or into a group, organization, or business.
Brought aboard two new designers.
American Heritage
As a participant, partner, employee, etc.
Webster's New World
On base.
American Heritage
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preposition
On board of; on; in.
Webster's New World
On board of; onto or into a ship, boat, train, plane. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
We all went aboard the ship.
Wiktionary
Onto a horse. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
Wiktionary

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Origin of Aboard

  • From Middle English abord, from a- (“on”) + bord (“board, side of a ship”). (Equivalent to a- +‎ board.)

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English abord a- on a–2 bord ship (from Old English bord)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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