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Definition of the adverb aboard

What does aboard mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. on a ship, train, plane or other vehicle
  2. on first or second or third base
  3. side by side
    • example: anchored close aboard another ship
    • synonym of aboard: alongside
  4. part of a group
    • example: Bill's been aboard for three years now

Alternative definition of the adverb aboard


  1. On board; into or within a ship or boat; hence, into or within a railway car.
  2. [nautical] Alongside
  3. [baseball] on base

Specialised definition of the adverb aboard

Glossary of sports / baseball

if a batter is aboard, he has reached first base successfully (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

  • usage: slang

Other definitions of aboard

What does aboard also mean?


  1. On board of; as, to go aboard a ship.
  2. [obsolete] Across; athwart.


"Aboard" is a musical album of Zé Nando Pimenta.

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Google previewShakespeare's Non-Standard English: A Dictionary of his Informal Language (2004)

by Norman Blake

ABOARD (1a) Adverbially 'get on board ship': Aboord, aboord for shame, (Ham 1.3.55, Polonius ), ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Folklife (2015)

by Simon J Bronner

During World War II, aboard the British submarine Osiris, whose number was S13, daring sailors vied for the chance to dive at 1300 hours on Friday the ...

Google previewDictionary for Air Travel and Tourism Activities (2008)

Over 7,100 terms on Airlines, Tourism, Hospitality, Cruises, Car Rentals, GDS, Geography, Climate, Ecology, Business, Customs, and Organizations Subjects by Homero E. Martinez

Sleep Aboard (SAB) (Yacht): The option offered by most boat companies before bare boat sailing vacation begins. This means the person hiring the yacht may sleep aboard (at a reduced rate) while still docked on company premises.

Google previewEncyclopedia of U.S. Political History (2010)

by Andrew Robertson, Michael A. Morrison, William G. Shade, Robert Johnston, Robert Zieger, Thomas Langston, Richard Valelly

signed by male English migrants aboard the Mayflower on November 11, 1620. Although the Compact is celebrated as one of the seminal documents of American political history, its actual influence was rather modest. In its own time, the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1988)

Volume 19 - Supplement 4: Access Technoogy: Inc. to Symbol Manipulation Patkages by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

used an IBM 1130 aboard the USNS KANE, and the hydrographer of the Royal Navy installed computer systems aboard the HMS HECLA, HECATE, and HYDRA. The National Institute of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of British Submarines 1901-1955 (2002)

by Paul Akermann

As the Admiralty decided against boilers and funnels aboard submarines - for the moment at least - there remained nothing but to try to attain the maximum possible speed by using existing designs of Diesel engines and packing in as much ...

Google previewThe Civil War Naval Encyclopedia (2011)

by Spencer Tucker, William E. White

” Although living accommodations and conditions were much better for officers, all those aboard ...

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Those who become enamored of practices without science are like sailors who go aboard ship without a rudder and compass, for they are never certain where they will land. (Leonardo Da Vinci)
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Scrabble value of A1B3O1A1R1D2

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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