from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb On board a ship, train, aircraft, or other passenger vehicle.
  • adverb At the side; alongside.
  • adverb In or into a group, organization, or business.
  • adverb Baseball On base.
  • preposition On board of; on; in.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Approach. Also spelled abord.
  • On the deck or in the hold of a ship or vessel; into or upon a vessel.
  • Alongside; by the side; on one side.
  • On board; into.
  • Upon; across; athwart.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb On board; into or within a ship or boat; hence, into or within a railway car.
  • adverb Alongside.
  • adverb to strike a ship's side; to fall foul of.
  • adverb to set the courses.
  • adverb to hug the shore.
  • adverb to place one's own ship close alongside of (a ship) for fighting.
  • preposition On board of.
  • preposition obsolete Across; athwart.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb part of a group
  • adverb on a ship, train, plane or other vehicle
  • adverb on first or second or third base
  • adverb side by side


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English abord : a-, on; see a– + bord, ship (from Old English bord).]



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