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Meaning of ABOARD

Pronunciation:  u'bowrd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  (baseball) on first or second or third base; "Their second homer with Bob Allison aboard"
  2. [adv]  on a ship, train, plane or other vehicle
  3. [adv]  part of a group; "Bill's been aboard for three years now"
  4. [adv]  side by side; "anchored close aboard another ship"

ABOARD is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: alongside, on base, onboard



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \A*board"\, adv. [Pref. a- on, in + board.]
    On board; into or within a ship or boat; hence, into or
    within a railway car.
    2. Alongside; as, close aboard. Naut.:
    {To fall aboard of}, to strike a ship's side; to fall foul
    {To haul the tacks aboard}, to set the courses.
    {To keep the land aboard}, to hug the shore.
    {To lay (a ship) aboard}, to place one's own ship close
       alongside of (a ship) for fighting.
  2. \A*board"\, prep.
    1. On board of; as, to go aboard a ship.
    2. Across; athwart. [Obs.]
             Nor iron bands aboard The Pontic Sea by their huge
             navy cast.                            --Spenser.
Thesaurus Terms
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