Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

preboard

[pree-bawrd, -bohrd]
See more synonyms for preboard on Thesaurus.com
verb (used with object)
  1. to put or allow to go aboard in advance of the usual time or before others: Passengers with disabilities will be preboarded.
Show More
verb (used without object)
  1. to go aboard in advance.
Show More

Origin of preboard

boarding

[bawr-ding, bohr-]
noun
  1. wooden boards collectively.
  2. a structure of boards, as in a fence or a floor.
  3. the act of a person who boards a ship, train, airplane, or the like: an uneventful boarding.
Show More

Origin of boarding

First recorded in 1525–35; board + -ing1
Related formspre·board·ing, adjective, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for preboarding

boarding

noun
  1. a structure of boards, such as a floor or fence
  2. timber boards collectively
    1. the act of embarking on an aircraft, train, ship, etc
    2. (as modifier)a boarding pass
  3. a process used in tanning to accentuate the natural grain of hides, in which the surface of a softened leather is lightly creased by folding grain to grain and the fold is worked to and fro across the leather
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for preboarding

boarding

n.

1530s, "supplying of meals, food and lodging," from board (n.1) in its extended sense of "food" (via notion of "table"). Boarding-school is from 1670s; boarding house attested from 1728.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper