provided, occurring, etc., on a vehicle: among the ship's many onboard services.
installed and functional within a vehicle or electronic device: onboard computers for aircraft.
to assist and support (a new employee) in developing the skills, knowledge, attitudes, etc., needed to do their job.
to interact and exchange information with (a new customer) so as to ensure customer satisfaction, maximize company revenue, etc.: Part of onboarding new clients involves setting expectations and timelines.
to digitize and upload customer data collected offline, typically to improve the results of personalized data-driven marketing: The data we onboarded matched existing data online, providing us with better insight into the individual’s purchasing habits.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use onboard in a sentence
Everything went smoothly, until the end of the second week: the on-board water filtration system failed.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother | Justin Jones | October 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And, of the single, phone-obsessed fliers, who will actually be willing to cruise for an on-board bang?Wingman, an App for Hookups at 30,000 Feet, Wants To Be the Tinder of Airline Travel | Charlotte Lytton | February 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You could also carry it on-board: The image was published in an edition of 200, and came folded up in a book-size box.
It was that terrible once-on-board-the-lugger-and-the-girl-is-mine-I-must-and-shall-possess-her feeling in its most acute form.The Limit | Ada Leverson
Should you like a "Once-on-board-the-lugger-and-the-girl-is-mine" sort of villain as a lover?
Other Idioms and Phrases with onboard
Joining in or participating, as in The department head addressed the new employees, saying “Welcome on board,” or The opera company has a new vocal coach on board to help the soloists. This expression alludes to being on or in a vessel, airplane, or other vehicle. [Colloquial; second half of 1900s]
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.