See also: A board
From Middle English abord, from a- (“on”) + bord (“board, side of a ship”); equivalent to a- + board.
aboard (not comparable)
- On board; into or within a ship or boat; hence, into or within a railway car. [from ca. 1350—1470]
- We all climbed aboard.
- 2020 December 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, page 68:
- As the 1857 to Manchester Piccadilly rolls in, I scan the windows and realise there are plenty of spare seats, so I hop aboard. The train is a '221'+'220' combo to allow for social distancing - a luxury on an XC train as normally you're playing sardines, so I make the most of it.
- On or onto a horse, a camel, etc. [from late 19th c.]
- To sling a saddle aboard.
- (baseball) On base. [from mid-20th c.]
- He doubled with two men aboard, scoring them both.
- Into a team, group, or company. [from mid-20th c.]
- The office manager welcomed him aboard.
- (nautical) Alongside. [from ca. 1350—1470]
- The ships came close aboard to pass messages.
- The captain laid his ship aboard the enemy's ship.
baseball — see on base
- On board of; onto or into a ship, boat, train, plane. [from ca. 1350—1470]
- 2012 March 1, William E. Carter, Merri Sue Carter, “The British Longitude Act Reconsidered”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 87:
- Conditions were horrendous aboard most British naval vessels at the time. Scurvy and other diseases ran rampant, killing more seamen each year than all other causes combined, including combat.
- We all went aboard the ship.
- Onto a horse. [from mid-20th c.]
- (obsolete) Across; athwart; alongside. [early 16th–late 17th c.]
- 1591, Edmund Spenser, Virgil's Gnat:
- Nor iron bands aboard The Pontic Sea by their huge navy cast.
- haul the tacks aboard (something done when one is setting the courses of a ship)
- keep the land aboard : to keep the land alongside one's ship, to hug the shore
- lay (a ship) aboard : to place (a ship) close alongside (another ship) to fight it
on board of
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