Aboard vs Boarding - What's the difference?

aboard | boarding |


As a adverb aboard

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

As a preposition aboard

is on board of; onto or into a ship, boat, train, plane .

As a verb boarding is

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As a noun boarding is

the act of people getting aboard a ship or aircraft; embarkation.

aboard

English

Adverb

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  • On board; into or within a ship or boat; hence, into or within a railway car.
  • We all climbed aboard .
  • On or onto a horse, a camel, etc.
  • To sling a saddle aboard .
  • (baseball) On base.
  • He doubled with two men aboard , scoring them both.
  • Into a team, group, or company.
  • The office manager welcomed him aboard .
  • (nautical) Alongside.
  • The ships came close aboard to pass messages.
    to fall aboard of. (also figuratively)

    Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • On board of; onto or into a ship, boat, train, plane.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , author=William E. Carter, Merri Sue Carter , title=The British Longitude Act Reconsidered , volume=100, issue=2, page=87 , magazine= , url=http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/the-british-longitude-act-reconsidered , passage=Conditions were horrendous aboard most British naval vessels at the time. Scurvy and other diseases ran rampant, killing more seamen each year than all other causes combined, including combat.}}
    We all went aboard the ship.
  • Onto a horse.
  • (obsolete) Across; athwart; alongside.
  • * 1591 , Edmund Spenser, Virgil's Gnat
  • Nor iron bands aboard The Pontic Sea by their huge navy cast. -

    Derived terms

    (definitions belong in separate entries) Nautical : * fall aboard of, to strike a ship's side; to fall foul of. * haul the tacks aboard, to set the courses. * keep the land aboard, to hug the shore. * , to place one's own ship close alongside of (a ship) for fighting.

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    boarding

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • the act of people getting aboard a ship or aircraft; embarkation
  • * 2000 , Peter Gregory Furth, Data Analysis for Bus Planning and Monitoring (page 24)
  • Load profiles are a standard analysis tool showing passenger activity (boardings , alightings) and passenger load at each stop along a route in a single direction.
  • the act of a sailor or boarding party attacking an enemy ship
  • a structure made of boards
  • riding a skateboard
  • (ice hockey) a penalty called for pushing into the boards
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