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A call for all passengers to board a mode of transportation, especially a train. The conductor stepped onto the train platform and bellowed, "All aboard!"
1. To board a passenger vehicle, such as a plane, ship, train, etc. Once the boat docks, you can come aboard.
2. To join a company, organization, or some other group. The former president of marketing at Floogle Inc. has come aboard as Spacebook's new chief financial officer. We feel you would make a great addition to our team, so we'd be delighted if you would consider coming aboard.
fall aboard of (someone or something)
obsolete In sailing, to strike the side of another ship. The two vessels, pitched and tossed as they were by the storm, fell aboard of one another and sank into the cold Atlantic Ocean.
To board a mode of transportation, such as a plane, train, or boat. Yeah, we've gotten aboard the plane, but we're just sitting at the gate right now.
To board a ship or boat. You can go aboard as soon as the boat is moored securely.
1. To bring or load someone or something on board a ship, train, airplane, etc. A noun or pronoun can be used between "take" and "aboard." The captain was arrested for taking aboard drugs hidden in large shipments of grain. An air marshal took the prisoner aboard the airplane to ensure she reached her destination.
2. To acknowledge, accept, and consider implementing a certain perspective, viewpoint, or piece of information. A noun or pronoun can be used between "take" and "aboard." You really ought to take aboard the boss's advice. Thanks, I'll be sure to take your recommendations aboard.
1. A greeting given to new employee upon joining a company. A: "Tom, this is Janet. She's our new project manager." B: "It's great to finally meet you in person. Welcome aboard!"
2. To welcome someone who has just joined a company. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "welcome" and "aboard." I'd like you all to join me in welcoming aboard our new VP of sales, Sarah Thompson! Everyone in the office made a point of stopping by my desk throughout the day to welcome me aboard.
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come aboardand go aboard
to get onto a boat or ship. Please come aboard. We are shoving off now. Please ask everyone to go aboard.
get aboard something
to get onto a ship, a train, or an airplane. What time should we get aboard the ship? Everyone can get aboard at noon.
take someone or something aboard
to load someone or something onto a ship. The ship was in its berth, taking passengers aboard. The ship took many tons of cargo aboard.
Fig. Welcome to employment at our company. (See also on board. Invariably said in greeting to a new employee.) Glad to meet you. Welcome aboard.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.