What does aboard mean?

Definitions for aboardəˈbɔrd, əˈboʊrd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word aboard.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aboard, on board(adverb)

    on a ship, train, plane or other vehicle

  2. aboard, on base(adverb)

    on first or second or third base

    "Their second homer with Bob Allison aboard"

  3. aboard, alongside(adverb)

    side by side

    "anchored close aboard another ship"

  4. aboard(adverb)

    part of a group

    "Bill's been aboard for three years now"


  1. aboard(Adverb)

    On board; into or within a ship or boat; hence, into or within a railway car.

    We all climbed aboard.

  2. aboard(Adverb)


    The ships came close aboard to pass messages.

  3. aboard(Adverb)

    On base.

    He doubled with two men aboard, scoring them both.

  4. aboard(Adverb)

    Astride; with one leg on each side.

  5. aboard(Preposition)

    On board of; as, to go aboard a ship.

    We all went aboard the ship.

  6. aboard(Preposition)

    Across; athwart.

    Nor iron bands aboard The Pontic Sea by their huge navy cast. - Edmund Spenser

  7. Origin: * First attested from late 14th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aboard(adverb)

    on board; into or within a ship or boat; hence, into or within a railway car

  2. Aboard(adverb)

    alongside; as, close aboard

  3. Aboard

    on board of; as, to go aboard a ship

  4. Aboard

    across; athwart

  5. Origin: [Pref. a- on, in + board.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aboard

    a-bōrd′, adv. or prep. on board: in a ship, or in a train (Amer.). [Prep. a, on, and Board.]

Anagrams for aboard »

  1. abroad

  2. aborad


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aboard in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aboard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rania Fireou:

    There are many children and elderly people aboard.

  2. Robert Lewis:

    People don't realize how many times he flew aboard the Enola Gay.

  3. Golda Meir:

    Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.

  4. Grover Cleveland:

    The ship of Democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those aboard.

  5. The Coast Guard:

    There is no indication from the sightings that any survivors have been aboard any of the life rafts.

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