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aboard

[ uh-bawrd, uh-bohrd ]
/ əˈbɔrd, əˈboʊrd /
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adverb
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.
preposition
on board of; on, in, or into: to come aboard a ship.
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Idioms about aboard

    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

1350–1400; Middle English abord(e) (see a-1, board), perhaps conflated with Middle French a bord

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH aboard

aboard , abort, abroad
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British Dictionary definitions for aboard

aboard
/ (əˈbɔːd) /

adverb, adjective, preposition (postpositive)
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
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