- on board; on, in, or into a ship, train, airplane, bus, etc.: to step aboard.
- alongside; to the side.
- Baseball. on base: a homer with two aboard.
- 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.
- all aboard! (as a warning to passengers entering or planning to enter a train, bus, boat, etc., just before starting) Everyone get on!
Origin of aboard
Examples from the Web for aboard
That ground hold was to stop you flying through weather that could kill you and everyone else aboard.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501
January 6, 2015
They found a wooden boat with 227 Syrians and Palestinians aboard, including 40 women and 57 children.Are European Rescuers Enticing Migrants to Their Deaths?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 7, 2014
It looked as if Chrome was lying in wait, but aboard the horse Victor Espinoza sensed a diminished vigor.Why California Chrome’s Fairy Tale Didn’t End Happily Ever After
June 8, 2014
One night late that summer they put him aboard the sleeper for Winnipeg, and when he got off he asked for the Marlborough Hotel.Gordie Howe Hockey’s Greatest War Horse
May 31, 2014
In the 1980s, divers recovered bones from 400 men who were aboard the Maru Aikoku.A WWII Battle Frozen in Time
May 14, 2014
If you haven't time to hear it now, I will tell you aboard ship.Brave and Bold
Very well, then, be ready, men; we'll be aboard 'em in a minute or two.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
We laughed at him, and advised him to be quiet and put us aboard the privateer.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
But my wealth and my friends and my son are aboard this ship.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae
The sound of the gong, seconded by the electrifying and resonant "Aboard!"
- on, in, onto, or into (a ship, train, aircraft, etc)
- nautical alongside (a vessel)
- all aboard! a warning to passengers to board a vehicle, ship, etc
Word Origin and History for aboard
late 14c., probably in most cases from Old French à bord, from à "on" + bord "board," from Frankish *bord or a similar Germanic source (see board (n.2)); the "boarding" or sides of a vessel extended to the ship itself. The usual Middle English expression was within shippes borde. The call all aboard! as a warning to passengers is attested from 1838.